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Wen He Li

June 10, 1947 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Wen He Li (何雯) went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2022, in the comfort of her home at the age of 75 following a heroic year-long struggle with pancreatic cancer.
Wen was born to the late Chong Lian He (何崇廉) and Yue Bing Oh (区月冰) on June 10, 1947, in Guangzhou, China. Wen’s brilliance was apparent at an early age. She consistently achieved the highest marks throughout grade school. However, when the only available opportunity was to study to become a math teacher, she packed her bags and emigrated to the US, landing in New York City in 1981 knowing no English other than the letters of the alphabet. Wen juggled a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a job, all while learning English. During that period, Wen met and married Bozheng Li (李伯正).
Wen moved to Poughkeepsie, NY and joined IBM in June 1989 as a CPU logic designer. She contributed to the logic design and verification of 13 generations of IBM mainframe processors before retiring in July 2017. She was known among her colleagues for her thoroughness, tireless work ethic, and tenacious pursuit of solutions to challenging problems, and received an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2001 for her contributions.
Wen was actively involved with the church while in Poughkeepsie. Wen was a faithful prayer meeting member, a Bible study student, a regular small group attendee. She was the first person who got involved with the Stephen Ministry at the church and went on numerous missions’ trips to places such as Brazil, New Orleans and China to share the gospel and build houses for those in need. Wen often offered nutritious food and financial assistance to people in need. She paid special attention to those who suffered depression, job loss, financial difficulties, and death in the family. Wen often sacrificed her own needs and personal gains to provide others support. Family, friends, and community members can recount countless examples of Wen’s self-sacrifice for the betterment of others. Wen’s greatest act of humanitarian love may be best demonstrated by her unwillingness to succumb to her terminal diagnoses before undergoing experimental treatments. Knowing there would be no benefit to herself, Wen persevered believing her treatments might one day benefit others. Wen gave the best she had to help people to see the love of Christ.
Wen was a single mother and had the strength implied by such a label. She was determined and persistent, and at various moments this was expressed as grit or stubbornness. Wen was deeply principled and acted on her convictions even when it collided with others’ convictions or became personally costly. As such, Wen was a passionate person who jumped into everything with an intensity and clarity of purpose, always operating from a place of love.
Wen is survived by her only son, Eric Li (Elizabeth Huynh), her five siblings, and many friends, who will miss her deeply. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bozheng, and her parents. A service will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at the House of Christ’s Love Church, 3112 NY-82, from 3pm-5pm. Dinner will be served afterwards, as an echo of how she would always sneak off to pay the restaurant bill while you weren’t looking. Feel free to bring a story or memory of Wen to share. Burial of Cremains will take place 1pm Friday September 2, 2022  at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc., 39 So. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (845)452-1840.  To send online condolences please visit www.darrowfuneralhome.org

李何雯女士 (Wen He Li) 在与胰腺癌抗争一年后于2022 年 8 月 24 日,在家中安息主怀,享年75 岁。

何雯于1947年6月10日出生在广州,父母为已故的何崇廉先生和区月冰女士。何雯自小才华便出众不凡,在学习期间一直取得最高分的优秀成绩。然而,当她面对唯一的出路是成为一名数学老师时,她决定收拾行囊移民美国,并于 1981 年来到纽约市。初到美国的何雯除了英文的26个字母外,不识任何英文。 何雯在一面学习英文,一面半工半读的情况下获得了电子工程硕士学位,也找到了工作。其间,何雯认识了李伯正先生,并结为夫妻。

1989 年 6 月何雯加入 IBM公司担任计算机中央处理器逻辑设计工程师。夫妻二人并从纽约市搬到纽约州普城 。直到2017 年 7 月退休之前,她为 IBM 13 代大型机处理器的逻辑设计和验证做出众多贡献。她以彻底、孜孜不倦的工作态度和顽强克服并解决任何具有挑战性难题的精神在同事中广为人知,并于2001 年在公司获得了杰出的技术成就奖。

何雯在普城积极参与基督教会活动。何雯是一位祷告勇士,一名爱好追求真理的圣经学生,一位忠心的小组成员。她是第一位在本区华人教会中参与司提反关爱事工训练的人。即使上了年纪,何雯也多次参加不同的短宣团队, 曾到巴西、新奥尔良和中国等地去传福音,安慰扶持有需要的人甚至为他们整修房屋。何雯经常为有需要的人提供营养食品和经济援助。她特别关注那些遭受抑郁、失业、经济困难和丧偶的人。不论在物质, 精力, 时间上,何雯常牺牲自己的需要与利益来帮助和供应他人的所需。家人、朋友和周遭的人都可以举出无数何雯牺牲自己来关爱他人的点点滴滴。何雯热爱生命,不愿屈服于生命终末期的诊断,情愿以自己身体来测试实验性癌症治疗,不论结果如何,甚至对自己没有任何好处,她依希望能以此举的结果造福未来其他的病患。何雯尽其所能帮助他人的心志实质反映出基督在她身上的爱。

何雯丧偶多年,是位单亲妈妈,凭着坚忍的毅力与执着,含辛茹苦的支撑了家庭,把孩子养育成人。当她自己母亲中风卧病在床时,何雯亦在旁无微不至的照顾她十年之久,直到她过世。不但在家庭,在各方各面都可以见到何雯如此坚韧的生命力。她同时是一位有强烈是非正义感的人,即使当她的信念与他人的观点或环境产生冲撞时,她也会不畏的坚守自己的原则择善固执。何雯充满了热情,一旦清楚她的生活目标时,便以爱为动力毫不保留的完全投入。

何雯身后留下了她的独子李哲华(媳妇黄玉珊)、并她的五位兄弟姐妹和许多朋友,他们将深深地怀念她。她心爱的丈夫李伯正和她的父母已先于她去世。何雯的追思礼拜将于 8 月 31 日星期三下午 3点至五点于主爱之家基督教会3112 Route 82, Verbank, NY举行。之后有晚餐供应,来回应何雯每次在大家聚餐中总是趁大家不注意时支付账单的举动。盼能唤起大家对何雯的一些温馨美好的回忆。

 

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Services

Funeral Service
Wednesday
August 31, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
House of Christ’s Love Church,
3112 Rt. 82
Verbank, NY 12585

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