John Wong, devoted father, grandfather, husband and friend, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 29 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 77 years old.
John was born in China in 1939, went to school in Taiwan, and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1960s where he received his PhD from Yale University in physics. He worked for many years as a researcher, and eventually became an executive in telecommunications at AT&T Bell Labs (later known as Lucent Technologies) based in Murray Hill, NJ. As part of his work he was able to travel to many countries and worked as an ex-pat in Beijing and Singapore. He retired in 2005.
John was passionate about his family, the Chinese experience in America, physics, and traveling. He was interested in the origins of the universe, Einstein’s theory of relativity, and cosmology. He was also very philosophical, reading books on Buddhism, mindfulness, and being in the present.
He was very proud that he came “from nothing” in Macau, China to building a lasting legacy through his children, grandchildren and stepgrandchildren here in the U.S.
He is survived by his daughters, Elaine Caughey and Wendy Wong; his wife of 18 years, Ginie Chin; his stepchildren, Patrick Chin, Michael Chin, Grace Chin, and Karen Chin; his 4 grandchildren, Lauren, Madeleine Owen and Ethan; and 7 step grandchildren Max, Luke, Saya, Kira, Samantha, Olivia, and Gabriella.
He was a kind and generous person. He will be missed
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