Franklin Park NJ – Huimin Wu (吴惠民), 84, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center in Plainsboro.
Born in China, Huimin lived a prestigious early life as the only daughter of General Huawen Wu (吴化文) and wife Shiyi Lin (林世英). She and her family, however, suffered heavily during the Culture Revolution. Afterwards she persevered and became a high school physics teacher. As a beloved teacher, she helped many students go to college. As an innovator, she led the development of early computer applications in China including diagnosis program for cardiopulmonary disease.
At the age of 48, Huimin left China to pursue her American dream. She worked hard as a migrant worker with jobs such as babysitter, at supermarket, dry cleaner’s, and clothing factory. She then became an entrepreneur and ran her own knitting clothes company, providing employment and serving customers in NY/NJ area for 10 years. After retirement she lived a quiet and self-sufficient life. She taught herself Chinese water color painting and she was gifted. She loved painting peonies, which reflect her own life full of color and rich experience.
Huimin was predeceased by her beloved husband, Kuo T. Teng (邓国栋), who died on April 14, 2020. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving children, Charles Yan and wife Betty Peng, Qiang Yan and husband Weiqiang Zhao; grandchildren, Jonathan Yan, Zhenfei Zhao; great grandson, Jiayi Zhou; brother, Xiaomin Wu. The Buddhist ritual will be held privately at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Burial will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park & Chapel Mausoleum. The Memorial Service will be held from 1-2PM on Saturday, September 4, 2021 and open to family and friends, at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, for both Huimin and Kou to celebrate their beautiful lives.
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