Acton, Mass., — Dr. Jindong Li passed away on June 1, 2016 after a long, brave battle with lung cancer. She was born in Simao (Yunnan Province, China) in 1964. A memorial service was held at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Acton on June 11.
Jindong attended Tsinghua University in 1980 and studied Electrical Engineering while playing on the handball team. She remained at Tsinghua for a Master’s degree and taught until 1994. She immigrated to the United States in 1994 and attended Northeastern University, receiving a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1997. She went on to work for Delphi Communication Systems, General Electric, and The MathWorks.
In addition, Jindong was deeply involved with the Acton Chinese Language School (ACLS) and local choral groups. She was the principle for ACLS for one year. She also volunteered countless hours judging speech and debate tournaments for her daughter’s high school team.
Jindong is survived by a loving circle of family and friends, including her husband, Xun Kang and her daughter, Yuan Kang.