Anthony Raffic Chan
Anthony R. (Tim) Chan was born to Ishmael and Margaret Chan on July 29, 1959, in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago. In 1971, he moved with his parents and younger sister, Qualan, to Venezuela where he attended high school. A good student and an award-winning athlete, Anthony tutored students and served as captain of his track team. Additionally, he worked diligently in his family's restaurant and served his church as president of the youth group.
Anthony immigrated to the United States in 1979 to pursue university studies. He completed a bachelor's degree in mathematics, master's degrees in mathematics education and technology, and a doctorate in educational leadership. In college, he met and married his wife, Susie, and together they welcomed a son, Timothy, to the family.
Throughout his teaching career at Faith Christian Academy, at public elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District, and at San Jacinto College, Anthony’s love for making learning simple--especially math--helped students young and old to love learning just as he did. He developed curricula for helping native Spanish speakers learn English and for helping children and adults overcome struggles with math. He also worked as a supervisor, trainer, and program developer at the Harris County Department of Education, where he was highly respected as a presenter and trainer of teachers and administrators.
Anthony worked and worshipped God with people from all walks of life, bringing comfort and joy to everyone he met with his outgoing and fun-loving personality, amazing sense of humor, and love of good-natured jokes. Always ready to help anyone in need, Anthony's legacy is one of true Christian love, brotherhood, and service. He touched countless lives with his unfailing selflessness toward others, supporting individuals and churches at home and abroad and partaking in mission trips to Trinidad, Venezuela, and Mexico. He hosted a regular online Bible study in English spanning four countries and another in Spanish for people in Venezuela. Active for many years in his home church of Faith Assembly of God, Anthony taught an adult Sunday school class and headed the men's ministry.
Anthony continually strove to make the world a better place, and he accomplished that goal admirably. Loved and respected by all who knew him, he will be remembered with great fondness forever. The love of all who knew him has accompanied him on his journey home to be with his Almighty Father in heaven.
Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Ishmael Chan, and his mother, Margaret Chan. He is survived by his wife Susie Chan of Houston, Texas, son Timothy Chan, granddaughter Skylah Cornett, great-grandchildren Joshua Cornett and Azza Cornett, sister Qualan Opico, brother in law Israel Opico, brother Terrance Chan and sister Selina Roopchand.
2 PM Thursday, January 14, 2021
Faith Christian Center
3940 Vista Road
Pasadena, TX 7755