June 23, 1928 – November 23, 2019
Mr, Minghua Cai, 91, of Houston, Texas, passed away on November 23, 2019 at the resident in Houston, Texas.
He was born on June 23, 1928 in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China, the youngest child of Mrs. Ying Cheng and Mr. Runqiu Cai. He was weak and often sick during childhood and was only able to survive as his parents sought the best medical attention. He had four years elementary and four years of middle & high school education because of the Second Sino-Japanese War. He graduated from Changzhou Kaile High School in 1950 and was accepted by Anhui Medical University in 1951. He was an outstanding student and graduated with honors in 1956. He then became the teacher assistant of the Histology and Embryology Dept. for teaching and researching. In 1958 he was assigned to support the schistosomiasis control in endemic areas and received the achievement award. He met and married Xianmin Wang in 1962. They have two daughters. During the culture revolution, the family was sent to the poorest countryside in Anhui where he served as Acupuncturist. With his superb skills and dedication, he relieved the sickness and pains for countless patients. He was well known amongst the poor farmers in the area. In 1975, family was transferred back to Bengbu, Anhui. He was promoted to the Assistant Professor at the Histology and Embryology Dept. of Bengbu Medical University and responsible for teaching and researching. He had the students in hospitals all over the country.
In 1980, He came to America to visit In-laws family. He later received green card as the skilled Acupuncturist in 1982. In 1983, he accepted the job offer as the Pathology and Histology laboratory technician at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and retired in 1993. As the life member of Texas Acupuncture Association (TAA) and licensed Acupuncturist, he performed Acupunctures to relieve sickness and pains of many patients after retired. He enjoyed helping others and provided voluntary medical advices to many friends. He was invited to the 52nd Presidential Inaugural as a member of TAA in 1993. He was a strict and kind father and a nice grandpa who’d like to reward the red envelope(money) to grandchildren for any achievement they made. He enjoyed cooking delicious Chinese food and planting the vegetable at back yard. In November 2019, Minghua was very sick but refused to go to hospital and passed away due to heart failure.
He is survived by his two daughters; two son-in-laws; and three grandchildren.
- Tzerchia Lee
- David Chow
- Philip Chow
- William Chow
- Albert Wang
- Kent Lee
- Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
- Reception Friday, November 29, 2019
- Celebration of Life Friday, November 29, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, November 29, 2019