OBITUARY

Ping Wang

July 27, 1953November 7, 2018
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Ping Wang, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on November 7, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. Ping was born on July 27, 1953, in Harbin, China, the youngest of four children. Her parents named her Ping--which means "peace" in Chinese--in recognition of the armistice that ended the Korean War on the day of her birth. She grew up amidst significant economic, political, and cultural upheaval in her home country, but despite these challenges, she displayed uncommon resilience, warmth, and cheerfulness. She also had a fierce intellect, teaching herself physics, chemistry, and higher mathematics. As a result of her studies, Ping was selected to participate in an academic exchange program between the United States and China as relations between the two countries warmed. She obtained her Masters of Science and doctorate degrees in materials sciences and engineering from the University of Arizona, leading to a successful career as a semiconductor engineer. Ping was a loving wife to her husband Li-Hsin Chang, a selfless and devoted mother to her daughters Amy and Lily, and a doting Lao-Lao (grandmother in Chinese) to her granddaughter Margaret. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. The family will hold a service celebrating Ping's life on November 12, 2018, at 10:00 am at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery in Chandler, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a memorial gift to the Arizona Science Center's Girls in STEM initiative in Ping's honor. A donation to the center in her name will designate your gift to help inspire, empower, and encourage interest in science and engineering among girls, a cause that was near to Ping’s heart.

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