Steve Huang was born in Pu-Li, Taiwan, on August 25th, 1958 to Shao-Yao Huang (father) and Wei-Tz Hu (mother). Steve is the youngest of four children in this middle class family of two boys and two girls. Due to his father’s job relocation, Steve spent his childhood in many cities, such as Pong-Hu, Ping-Dong, and Shin-Chu –all with great memories. The family eventually settled in Taipei where Steve spent his high school years.
Steve attended Tamkang University in Taiwan, majored in International Trade Business. During that time, Steve was convicted and baptized to follow Christ at age 20; he consistently did daily devotions and applied what he learned from the Bible to his life. Steve met classmate Tsai-Wei Tung and served together at college campus. Upon graduating from college and serving in the military for 2 years, Steve came to the United States and studied at the University of Detroit where in 1985 he earned a Master of Computer Science degree. Steve established his career in various companies – Compuware, Caterpillar Inc. and Plymouth Tube. His last job title was Integration Architect. During his 25-year career, Steve had many outstanding accomplishments; he loved his work and was fascinated with the evolution of technology in his lifetime.
In 1986, Steve married Tsai-Wei in Detroit, lived there briefly then moved to Peoria, IL. Both son Peter and daughter Joy were born in Peoria. In 1996, the family moved to Chicago suburb Naperville where the kids grew up and where they found long lasting friendships. Attracted by nice weather, Steve and family moved to California Orange County in 2011.
Steve enjoyed eating a lot, especially enjoyed eating with friends. He always considered “chef” as his unofficial second career. Steve was good at and loved many sports, especially Ping-Pong and tennis. He made many good friends through these sports.
Faith and family life are two focuses in Steve’s life. Wherever he lived, Steve loved to open his house to friends for Bible study and evangelism. As the spiritual head of his household, he led the family in attending a local church and conducted family worship at home, and raised his children with Biblical principles. He also served the Lord faithfully through serving people in various ministries, inside and outside of church.
During the final five years of Steve’s life, while battling colon cancer, he continued to serve the Lord without wavering. He was especially effective in evangelizing and encouraging cancer patients through sharing his experiences in faith and his cancer treatment. Nonbelievers were led to the Lord, other cancer patients were encouraged, and many lives were touched.
Steve fought the good fight; he has finished the race; he has kept the faith. Now, there is in store for him the crown of righteousness.