St. Louis Cremation

David Perng Chyi

David Perng Chyi, 73, of Maryland Heights, MO, passed away on February 1, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Chao) Chyi; son, Gary Chyi; daughter, Janice (John) Stanley; siblings, (Lucy) Chyi, (Su-Yi) Chyi, Leonard (Mary) Chyi, Karen (Luh-Maan) Chang, Jane (Bach) Chen, Michael (Sue Chen) Chyi, Jia Chyi; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews; and granddaughter, Ellanora Stanley. David is preceded in death by his father Chueh-sheng Chyi; mother, Kuei-yun Chang; brother, Lindgren Chyi; sister, Keller Feng Chyi; brother, Hong Chyi.

David was born in Shenyang, China in 1944, and grew up in Taiwan. He was a 1966 engineering graduate of the National Taiwan University and a 1970 Masters of Science in Engineering graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla. He worked for nearly 40 years as a professional mechanical engineer, specializing in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning.

David was great with kids, especially his new granddaughter. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with his friends. David was a devout St. Louis Cardinals fan, following the team since the 1967 championship season. He shared his fandom with his wife and children, and they enjoyed going to many games together over the years.

A private memorial service was held for immediate family. Donations can be made in his honor to the American Lung Association in lieu of flowers.


  1. michael kalish on February 11, 2018 at 8:36 am

    David was one of the kindest, nicest persons that I ever met in over 30 years in my practice. My condolences to Barbara and to the rest of his family.

  2. Devon Kirk on February 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing and playing with David in the Whackers and Hackers golf league at Forest Park since 1994. He was a very kind, gentle soul and will be genuinely missed by all of my fellow Hackers that got to know David over the years. My sincere condolences to Barbara, his kids, his siblings and all of his wonderful grandchildren that will miss his loving and gracious ways.

  3. Dr. and Mrs. John Pohl on February 11, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Chyi Family. As principal at Holman Middle School, I remember Gary and Janice as students and I remember Barbara as a member of our PTA. Please know that you are in our thoughts. I know that your Dad and Husband was always there for events that Gary and Janice were involved in at Holman. It is so difficult to lose the Patriarch of your family. Our deepest sympathy. John and Judy Pohl

  4. Ralph Levy on February 12, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I had the honor of knowing David through our Wednesday golf league in Forest Park, the Hackers and Whackers. I joined in the early 2000s, but David was an old timer; he had been a member since the mid 1990s when the league played at the Riverside course.

    We would play nine holes and then retire to the 19 th hole for refreshments and conversation often lasting well into dark.

    I always looked forward to talking with David. Whether it was about golf , the Cardinal baseball team or otherwise, David would share his opinions and share his sense of humor. He was always a gentlemen and was well liked by all.

    David was very proud of his children. When I would ask, he would gladly let me know about their activities; the pride in his voice showed.

    Our league has lost a good man. We will miss him, but will fondly remember his contributions.

    My condolences to David’s family; May his memory be of comfort.

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