Shian-Koong Perng

Shian-Koong Perng

August 08, 1930 - September 01, 2018

Shian-Koong Perng

August 08, 1930 - September 01, 2018


Shian-Koong (Peter) Perng, 88, of Irvine California, passed away at 6:02 AM, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Irvine Hoag Hospital California, surrounded by his wife and son. He was born August, 8, 1930 in Hunan Province, China to Mr. & Mrs. Shih-Wei  Perng. He married Jong-I Pan on January 2, 1965 and she survives. Also surviving are his son, William C.H. Perng of Wichita, Kansas; three grandsons Landrik, Eelam, and Grammer; and two brothers Xian-Gan of Boston and Xian-Yu of China.

Shian-Koong received his bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics from the Chung Hsin University in Taiwan. He went on to graduate from Michigan State University, where he received his PH.D. in Statistical Science.  He started his career of teaching as a faculty member and full professorship in Department of Statistics at Kansas State University since 1968.  Dr. Perng retired from KSU in 1995. Since then Dr. Perng and his wife moved to Irvine, California for their retirement life.

Dr. Perng was a very kind and open-minded scholar. He loved to help and had a good way to communicate with young people including his son, grandsons, nephews, brother-in-laws, and his students. Dr.  Perng was a person who loves to read, search, and learn about new things in a variety of topics.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday morning 10:30 AM, September 8, 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach California. There will be a mass hosted by Father Anthony Vu. As per Dr. Perng’s wish, the funeral service will be simple. Flowers and contributions from friends will be respectfully declined.

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: September 08, 2018 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: Our Lady Queen Of Angels Catholic Church
  • Location: 2046 Mar Vista Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 - (Get Directions)

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23 responses to Shian-Koong Perng

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  1. Dear Jong-I,
    Words cannot express our shock and grief at the news of your great loss. Chi-Hau and I want you to know how keenly we sympathize with you in your distress, and how much we would like to help.
    If there is anything, now or in the future, that we can do, please count on us as your old friends to do it.
    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Wanda and Chi-Hau

  2. David huang says:

    David&Maria just want to say that we have enjoyed every minute of the time we shared with SK Perng. He was a great friend!
    Best wishes to him !

  3. Dear J-I:

    We are so sorry for Peter’s passing. We will always remember his smile, our good old days in Michigan and our monthly fun group lunch. Hope you take good care of yourself in this difficult time. If there is anything we can help, please let us know.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Edward and Jean

  4. Dear Jong-I:

    We will always miss SK, his smile, his kind words to everyone, and his interesting conversations, especially during our monthly lunch meeting. At this difficult time, please talk care of your self.节哀顺变.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Fred and Cecilia Chueh

  5. Hao Hao says:

    Dear Dad,

    We love you

    1. Sherry says:


      Thinking of you and Goo-goo. Wish I could be there.

      Love you all,

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