Gene is a first generation immigrant born in a southern China village of Miaobian, in the county district of Taishan. He came to America alone in 1952 at age ten as a “paper-son” of his uncle, a family relative. Upon arriving in New York City, he helped his elderly; parkinson’s disease inflicted grandfather operated a Chinese hand laundry while attending school until 1960.
Without any family nor financial resources, Gene attended Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn at night while working at various jobs for a living. He endured extreme hardship and discrimination at various times while growing up in New York City.
After earning a degree in mechanical engineering in eight years and subsequently an MBA,he had a successful career in manufacturing and product management at several high-technology companies prior to retirement in the mid-1990.
Today, Gene enjoys travel, photography and creates artistic pieces with stone and wood found near where he lives.
In summary, Gene is living the American dream with his professionally accomplished wife, children and grandchildren in this land Chinese fondly Call “Gold Mountain.”