Dr. Chen Tsai, 99, devoted husband, beloved father, and accomplished neurosurgeon, died peacefully surrounded by family Feb. 1. There was a funeral Mass at St. Cyril Church in Wilsonville.

Dr. Tsai was born in 1921 in Chekiang, China, to Yuan Tsai and Gee Hung Woo Tsai.

He graduated from the National Tung-Chi University and the German Medical Academy in Shang-hai, interning at Shanghai General Hospital. He received a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship to study neuropsychiatry at the University of Colorado, and he was a fellow at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Medical and teaching positions took him to the University of Chicago and the University of Oregon Medical School (present-day OHSU). In 1965, he settled in Corvallis, and started a practice of neurosurgery in the mid-Willamette valley. He practiced for 28 years and then became a neurosurgical consultant.

He enjoyed working, studying, and being with his wife and family.

He is survived by his beloved wife Gloria; his children Anthony (Susan), Jorie Skreen (Jeff), David, Mark (Donna), Virginia Ocasio (Pablo), and Catherine Driscoll (Robert); 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; his brother Patrick (Ellen); and one niece and one nephew.

He was predeceased by his son Charles and his sister, Hanzeh.

Please direct gifts in memory of Chen to the OHSU Foundation in support of the Knight Cancer Institute Patient Support Services Fund. Checks can be made out to the OHSU Foundation and mailed to OHSU Foundation, PO Box 29017, Portland, 97296. Please include “in memory of Chen Tsai” on the memo line. To give online, go to OnwardOHSU.org/donation.