Sie, Charles Henry
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September 12, 1934 - February 27, 2013
Charles, the son of Xie Cheou-Kang and Yuan Foo was born in Shanghai, China, and passed away peacefully in Los Angeles, California. Charles studied electrical engineering at Manhattan College and received his Ph.D. at Iowa State University pioneering Phase Change Memory. Charles became VP of Engineering at Xerox, being the first Chinese American to do so. He was very active in Asian American issues and was a founding member and Vice Chairman of Committee of 100. After retirement, he was a visiting professor at Nankai University and a special advisor to UCLA School of Engineering. He was instrumental in incorporating the study of Chinese language to the Palos Verdes School District. Charles is survived by Maureen, his wife of 55 years; his three children, Michael, Kathleen, and Angela; two brothers John and Francis; and four grandchildren.
Memorial service is pending. Donations to www.halfthesky.org are appreciated.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 3, 2013