Dr. Hszieh passed away March 10, 2018

July 18, 1941 – March 10, 2018

George C. Hszieh ’68 was born on July 18, 1941, in Penang, Malaysia, and died on March 10, 2018, in Riverside, California, with his family at his side.

Dr. Hszieh’s Seventh-day Adventist roots date back to a generation before. His mother Judith Djang studied nursing under Harry Willis Miller in Shanghai, graduating in 1936.

After graduating from Penang Free School, Dr. Hszieh boarded a cargo ship to the U.S., where he attended Walla Walla College from 1960 to 1964. He went on to Loma Linda University and earned his medical degree in 1968. During medical school, he met the love of his life, Lena Tsao, and married her in 1968.

Upon completing his internship at the White Memorial Hospital, he entered radiology residency at the Queen of Angels Hospital. After some time in private practices located in Los Angeles and Santa Rosa, Northern California, Dr. Hszieh joined Riverside Kaiser Foundation Hospital in 1989. 

He quickly became a valued member of the radiology department and stayed for 23 years, officially retiring in 2012.

For those who knew Dr. Hszieh at Riverside Kaiser, they will remember him as a compassionate consummate professional, well regarded by his peers for his thorough readings and exacting standards. He immensely enjoyed the genuine camaraderie and friendship with his colleagues and co-workers.

Dr. Hszieh’s distinctive passions were choir directing and church planting and growth. He will long be remembered by the congregations in Los Angeles Chinese SDA Church, San Gabriel Valley Fellowship, Hacienda Heights Fellowship, and Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lena; his sons, Kevin SD ’98 and Gary SD ’03; daughters-in-law, Belinda and Angela; and grandchildren, Joshua, Nicole, Evelyn, and Madeline.

(Source: Family of Dr. Hszieh)