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1917 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
WOO, Way Dong Of Newton, died October 21, 2016 exactly 3 months before his 100th birthday. He was the beloved husband of the late Emily Tefan Tsou and treasured father of Elaine Woo, Beverly Woo and her husband James Cunningham, David Woo and his wife Laurie Soojian Woo, Patricia Woo and her husband Steven Poretzky, Barbara Woo and her husband James Bryant. He was the proud grandfather of Michael Delfs and his wife Juhi Pande, Jonathan Cunningham, Emily Cunningham and her husband Jay Cohen, Christopher Woo, Kathryn Woo Coster and her husband John Coster, Kaylen Poretzky, Benjamin Poretzky, Jonathan Bryant and Alexandra Bryant. He was the youngest son of a Shanghai industrialist, who came to America in 1939, where he earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University and went on to make significant contributions to the development of important twentieth century technologies, including television and personal computers. He bestowed on all who met him a ready and warm smile that came from a genuine happiness and contentment within. He loved music, tennis, good scotch at the end of the day, every opportunity to learn something new and interesting, and, most of all, he loved his family. He was constantly surprised that he had lived so long but he was always content with his life as happily and well lived and he openly embraced the prospect of the end of that life with joy and gratitude. He will be missed by many. Burial and memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his honor to the . You are invited to visit the website of the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home www.eatonandmackay.com to send condolences. Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 617-244-2034

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 26, 2016
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