in memory of Shong Lin Bow Wong
Mrs. Shong Wong, Founding Treasurer of the Hong Kong Association of University Women, passed away in Hong Kong on 19 February 2016, at the age of ninety- seven.
Born on 19 November 1918 in Boston MA with her childhood spent in Richmond VA, Shong received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics and Sociology from Berea College.
Shong married Y. C. Wong, a mathematician, in Philadelphia in 1945. Three years later they moved to Hong Kong where Professor Wong taught in the Mathematics Department until his retirement in 1976.
A competent administrator with a clear head for figures, impressive capacity to adopt new technology, Shong worked as a professional until her retirement in 1975. Meanwhile, all these years, she was a wife, a mother, a generous hostess, a sympathetic colleague and a friend. Additionally, she took on community responsibilities such as serving on the Executive Committee of HKAUW as Treasurer. The organization today continues to benefit from Shong's attention to detail. Her records are now a part of the HKAUW Archive on deposit at The University of Hong Kong Library.
Shong and her husband are survived by their sons: Richard of Hong Kong; John and his wife Cyndi of Austin TX; grandson Jason and granddaughter-in-law Jessica Chen also of Austin; and granddaughter Jessica Wong of Pasadena CA.
A private memorial held at Shong's apartment on 9 March 2016 was attended by a "crowd" of family, friends of all ages, and former students of Professor Wong. HKAUW was represented by Gennie Lee, Betty Wei, and its current president, Julia Woo.
Fond memories were shared. Quantities of food was consumed.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made at HKAUW's "Shong Lin Bow Wong Memorial Scholarship Fund".
15 March 2016