In memory of
Ming-Ming Shen
Read More
In memory of
Ming-Ming Shen
Ming-Ming Shen Valiant, kind-hearted, full of grace Ming-Ming Shen, 81, of Ithaca, NY, passed away June 12, 2011. She was born on October 16, 1929, in Shanghai, China, daughter of the late Jien-Chen and Zoen-Yien Tung. One of four musical siblings, all of whom went on to professional careers in music, she came to the United States in 1947. A talented violinist, Ming-Ming attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying under Richard Burgin. Ming-Ming married the late Shan-Fu Shen in 1950, and graduated from the New England Conservatory with a Diploma in Violin the following year. They subsequently moved to Cheverly, Maryland, where Ming-Ming taught violin and continued her studies at the Peabody Conservatory, before settling in Ithaca, New York, in 1961. Ming-Ming taught privately in Ithaca, establishing a music studio, and teaching violin, viola and piano, as well as Solf?ge. She also enjoyed playing chamber music locally. Her interests extended to early music, where she explored consort music, performing and studying treble viol with gamba virtuoso and pedagogue, John Hsu. Ming-Ming was principal viola for the Cornell Symphony Orchestra for many years. Highlights of her activities there include the Faur? Requiem under Nadia Boulanger in 1962, and the premiere of Karel Husa's Apotheosis of This Earth under the composer in 1972. In addition to her musical endeavors, Ming-Ming delighted her friends and colleagues with her mastery of classical Chinese cuisine — earning accolades from privileged guests as arguably "the best Chinese cook east of the Mississippi". She traveled extensively with her husband, spending a number of sabbatical years in Z?rich, Switzerland; Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; G?ttingen, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; as well as Taiwan and China. Ming-Ming also enjoyed fashion, and engaged actively in couture and interior design. In the 80's, Ming-Ming branched into real estate, establishing and managing a number of successful commercial holdings in Ithaca. Ming-Ming is survived by her sister, Kwong-Kwong Ma; brother and sister, Liby and Niby Tung; son and daughter, Hsueh-Yung and Hsueh-Lang Shen; and nephew, David Tung. A private family memorial is planned to be held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Conservatory, Cornell University, or charity of choice.
View Full Obituary ›
opt299:
opt312: Original
In memory of
Ming-Ming Shen
Ming-Ming Shen Valiant, kind-hearted, full of grace Ming-Ming Shen, 81, of Ithaca, NY, passed away June 12, 2011. She was born on October 16, 1929, in Shanghai, China, daughter of the late Jien-Chen and Zoen-Yien Tung. One of four musical siblings, all of whom went on to professional careers in music, she came to the United States in 1947. A talented violinist, Ming-Ming attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying under Richard Burgin. Ming-Ming married the late Shan-Fu Shen in 1950, and graduated from the New England Conservatory with a Diploma in Violin the following year. They subsequently moved to Cheverly, Maryland, where Ming-Ming taught violin and continued her studies at the Peabody Conservatory, before settling in Ithaca, New York, in 1961. Ming-Ming taught privately in Ithaca, establishing a music studio, and teaching violin, viola and piano, as well as Solf?ge. She also enjoyed playing chamber music locally. Her interests extended to early music, where she explored consort music, performing and studying treble viol with gamba virtuoso and pedagogue, John Hsu. Ming-Ming was principal viola for the Cornell Symphony Orchestra for many years. Highlights of her activities there include the Faur? Requiem under Nadia Boulanger in 1962, and the premiere of Karel Husa's Apotheosis of This Earth under the composer in 1972. In addition to her musical endeavors, Ming-Ming delighted her friends and colleagues with her mastery of classical Chinese cuisine — earning accolades from privileged guests as arguably "the best Chinese cook east of the Mississippi". She traveled extensively with her husband, spending a number of sabbatical years in Z?rich, Switzerland; Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; G?ttingen, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; as well as Taiwan and China. Ming-Ming also enjoyed fashion, and engaged actively in couture and interior design. In the 80's, Ming-Ming branched into real estate, establishing and managing a number of successful commercial holdings in Ithaca. Ming-Ming is survived by her sister, Kwong-Kwong Ma; brother and sister, Liby and Niby Tung; son and daughter, Hsueh-Yung and Hsueh-Lang Shen; and nephew, David Tung. A private family memorial is planned to be held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Conservatory, Cornell University, or charity of choice.
View Full Obituary ›
Express Your Condolences By Sending Funeral Flowers.
All arrangements are delivered by a local florist.
855-329-5806 Need help ordering? We’re here for you.
100% Money Back Guarantee
Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED

Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED

Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED

Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED

Need Help? Have Questions?

Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED

Sku:
ftd-S3-4440S

Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED

Sku:
ftd-S3-4440D

Cherished Friend Bouquet- VASE INCLUDED

Sku:
ftd-S3-4440P
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Product Description

The Cherished Friend™ Bouquet offers comfort and sympathy in the time of grief and loss. Bright white roses and Peruvian lilies are accented by lush greens and gorgeously arranged in a clear glass gathering vase to create a bouquet that will bring peace and show how much you care.
Standard bouquet is approximately 18"H x 12"W.

Sku: ftd-S3-4440S

The Cherished Friend™ Bouquet offers comfort and sympathy in the time of grief and loss. Bright white roses and Peruvian lilies are accented by lush greens and gorgeously arranged in a clear glass gathering vase to create a bouquet that will bring peace and show how much you care.
Deluxe bouquet is approximately 19"H x 13"W.

Sku: ftd-S3-4440D

The Cherished Friend™ Bouquet offers comfort and sympathy in the time of grief and loss. Bright white roses and Peruvian lilies are accented by lush greens and gorgeously arranged in a clear glass gathering vase to create a bouquet that will bring peace and show how much you care.
Premium bouquet is approximately 22"H x 15"W.

Sku: ftd-S3-4440P
Need Help? Have Questions?