Weihan “David” Wang
Patient, kind, not envious, boastful, arrogant or rude — those are well-known words from the Bible to describe what “love” is. It’s not surprising that Corinthians 13:4-7 was one of Weihan “David” Wang’s favorite biblical passages. Because those are words people used to describe him, too.
Quiet and humble, David didn’t go unnoticed. Many of those who knew him echoed his parents, who said David, their only child, was “gentle, kind, loving, joyful, peaceful, faithful and self-controlled.” He helped care for his grandmother, shared his toys with kids who didn’t have any, and was always nice to everyone.
David migrated from China to Canada and the U.S. with his parents, Jinshuang “Jane” Liu and Charlie Wang, 10 years ago. He graduated from Fremont Christian School in 2012, and was an exemplary student. From a young age he was determined to work hard: At age 4, for example, he pushed his tricycle up five flights of stairs with no help.
At UCSB, he was a Computer Engineering major. Friends said he helped create a campus guide map called Gaucho Life for a computer programming class, never complaining about how complicated the coding was.
David also loved playing basketball, and was a Lakers fan. He had a great bank shot.
Along with Corinthians, David loved a passage from John:
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I have learned from my Father I have made known to you.”