Wayne was born in the Toisan province of China in 1935. He immigrated at age 13 and worked in the family’s laundry business.
Wayne earned B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He worked at Boeing and retired from Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical in San Diego after more than 30 years of aeronautical engineering.
Wayne was very devoted to his two children and five grandchildren. For more than 20 years, he took turns visiting his son’s and daughter’s families on alternating Fridays. A lifelong tennis player, Wayne ran his first marathon at age 69.
He joined San Diego Oasis in 2001 and took almost 200 classes. Wayne and his grandchildren participated in Oasis’ Science Across Generations program. He also was an active member of Oasis’ peer support program. Five years ago Wayne informed San Diego Oasis that he had included us in his estate plan. He also gave permission to use his name in publications.
When Wayne passed away in 2012, his children followed the instructions in his living trust to provide a legacy gift to Oasis. Wayne had said: “Oasis has taught me that remaining physically and mentally active are interrelated and that directly giving back to others can be very rewarding. For me, these are the keys to successful aging.” Our sincere thanks to Wayne for his involvement, support and generosity.