Thursday, September 10, 2009


I am honored to be a part of his project again. Please be sure to visit Project 2,996 to read about so many others that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Alex Chiang

Alex Chiang, 51, from New York City, was lost on September 11, 2001. He worked for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. in the World Trade Center.

The New York Times printed the following about Mr. Chiang:

A Morning Serenader

As teenagers, John and Grace Chiang had never slept in on weekends. Every Saturday morning at 7 a.m., their father, Alex Chiang, would sing hymns at the top of his voice in the kitchen to wake them and his wife, Sunny. If no one stirred after 10 minutes, he would walk into each bedroom to perform.

"We would say, 'Get out, Dad,' and he would only try to sing louder and louder until we got up," John said. "I complained about it all the time. Now I miss it."

Alex Chiang, 51, and his family traveled from their home in New City, N.Y., to Franklin Park, N.J., every Saturday to meet with other members of the nondenominational church that he helped found more than a decade ago. The Chiangs would stay the night with others and return home on Sunday evening. "He's a very faithful person," his wife said.

Mr. Chiang, a computer specialist at Marsh & McLennan, treated other church members with such kindness, said Paul Du, a close friend, that more than 1,200 people came to his memorial service in October.

After John Chiang, 22, moved into a sparsely furnished Manhattan apartment as a young banker, he seldom visited his parents. "So on Labor Day weekend, my dad enticed me home by promising that he would bring me to Ikea," John said. "We bought a lot of heavy stuff. He dropped me off in my apartment, and then he was gone." That was the last he saw of his father. Now John has moved back in with his mother.”

You are remembered today Mr. Chiang.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so grateful that you share his story with the world.