Chi-Yi Lin, DDS, a pediatric dentist and long-time resident of Falls Church and Castleton, Virginia, handed away unexpectedly on Aug. 10, 2021 on the age of 54, following a quick wrestle with most cancers. Chi-Yi is survived by his husband, Jack Varga, MD of Castleton; his father, Yuan Shuh Lin; two brothers (Chi-Hung and Chi-Ming) and plenty of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in Taiwan. He was predeceased by his mom, Pong Lai Chen. Chi-Yi was born in Taitung, Taiwan and lived a lot of his adolescence in Pingtong, Taiwan.
He accomplished his preliminary dental training at Taiwan Medical College, receiving a DDS in 1991, after which got here to New York Metropolis to coach as a pediatric dentist at New York College. After assembly his future husband in 1996, he accomplished one other DDS at New York College Faculty of Dentistry in 1999 to acquire licensure in the USA. On Oct. 17, 2007, he grew to become a naturalized citizen of the USA.
On Sept. 27, 2013, he married Jack, an ophthalmologist. He accomplished a graduate certificates in Well being Data Expertise from George Mason College in 2011. He was a school member at West Virginia College for 3 years and labored in pediatric dental practices in New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island and Virginia. Chi-Yi was Board Licensed in Pediatric Dentistry in each the USA and Taiwan. He was an lively member of the American, Virginia and Taiwan Dental Associations. He supplied charity dental companies via varied applications, together with Head Begin, Particular Olympics and “Give Children a Smile”.
Chi-Yi loved journey, each throughout the US and globally, typically eating at internationally famend eating places, together with #1 Noma, Osteria Francescana and Cellar de Can Roca. He and Jack visited 37 states and 25 nations, together with varied themed holidays from 01-01-01 to 12-12-12 (Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney Feb 2, D-Day in Normandy June 6). He loved vegetable gardening and planting bushes on the Castleton home.
A memorial celebration of life service can be held at Murphy Funeral House, 1102 Broad St, Falls Church on Aug. 28, 2021, with visitation from 1 – 3 p.m. and repair from 3 – 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org).