Tandoc, Tanya Susann, 45, of Wichita, chef, restauranteur, teacher, dancer, artist and musician died June 4, 2015. Tanya was born in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada on September 23, 1969 to Dr. Valentin and Dr. Bonnie Tandoc. She was the oldest of three siblings and is survived by her parents, brother Warren Tandoc and wife Ann Tandoc of Wichita, sister Elissa McDonald and husband Drew McDonald of Independence, Missouri, stepson Evan Gottstine, and an enormous group of cherished friends. Tanya grew up in Newton, Kansas and graduated early, with academic honors, from Newton High School. She attended the University of Kansas and the California Culinary Academy. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Wichita State University with honors. In lieu of flowers, please make a generous contributuion to the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center or the Kansas Humane Society. In care of Petersen Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, Kansas 67114
There will be a celebration of Tanya’s life Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater in Wichita,Kansas. Tanya’s beautiful smile, delightful, infectious laughter and often uncontained amusement will brighten our hearts for ever and ever.