Mr. Dezi Cong

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Born in Wendeng, China on March 11, 1938

Departed on February 9, 2019 and resided in White Plains, NY

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Mr. Dezi Cong was born on Jan 10th 1938 (Chinese calendar) in a small village in Wendeng, a town on the northeast coast of Shandong Province in China. Born the eldest child to a family of humble farmers, he started working at a very young age in the fields to help support the family and 10 siblings. While most around him at the time were satisfied with feeding the family, he took the opportunity to pursue a college degree in electronic engineering in the nearby city of Yantai. He stayed in Yantai after graduating and started work as a teller in a newly-created local bank. He then joined the Yantai city government in 1966, and was one of the early pioneers in establishing heavy industrial and chemical manufacturing for the city. By age 40, he had risen to the head of the Bureau of Chemical Industry. In 1978, he was tasked to build the first college focusing on transportation engineering for the entire Province. Over the next 20 years, the college supplied over 5000 students with technical and management skills to meet the explosive demand in bridge and road design and construction, constructive machinery, automobile parts, automobile repairs and many other technologies. Over almost 40 years in Yantai, he dedicated himself to the communities he was serving, and inspired people to believe in themselves, and the kindness of people.

He was married to Xinliu Xie in 1969, and raised two daughters together in Yantai.

At age of 70, he took on a new adventure and migrated to Americas to live with his daughters. He loved caring for the vegetable gardens and meeting new friends in Chinese communities in Virginia and Westchester.

He’s survived by his wife of 50 years, Xinliu Xie, daughter Yuqing of Ashburn, VA, daughter Yujie of White Plains, NY and three granddaughters Kaitlin, Kelsey and Eva.

丛德滋 1938年1月10日(阴历)出生于文登市郭家店村。父母终生务农,家境贫寒,影响了他的性格努力勤奋,好学上进。1956年考入烟台水产学校,1960年考人山东工学院“电机工程系”,毕业后就职于烟台地区专员公署“中心支行”,1966—1978年在烟台市政府重工局,化工局工作,历任副局长、局长职务。1978年受市政府派遣去组建“山东省交通学校”,1978—1998年致力于山东省交通教育事业,历任副校长、校长职务。1998年退休于鲁东大学,交通学院,2008年来美国至今。他一生质朴厚道,以人为善,勤俭清廉,坚守诺言和信仰,为当地人民服务38年

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  1. Rosie February 13, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

    You are in my heart forever Dad.

  2. 許岑帆 February 13, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

    叢伯伯,沒有了身軀之苦,帶著自由的靈魂,願您已前往心中美好的地方。很榮幸認識您也跟您交談過幾句。您可愛的家人想必是您心中的驕傲。請不要不捨他們,請好好地走,有天大家會再相會的。

  3. Laura and Steve February 13, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear that. He was a remarkable man, and a wonderful neighbor. We were fortunate to know him.

  4. Elly Pu February 13, 2019 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    丛伯伯,还记得您来我们家做客时的爽朗笑声。我妈和您还是山东老乡呢。我和我们全家为失去您感到伤心难过。愿您在天堂安息。天堂没有病痛的折磨,只有永恒的快乐。愿 Rosie 和家人节哀。我们会坚定地站在你们的身边,陪你们度过困难的时刻,永远支持你们。

  5. Lilly and Jordan February 13, 2019 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry and sad to hear that. He was such a kind man and always smiling whenever he saw us. We will miss him.

  6. Hong and Jing February 14, 2019 at 9:03 am - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear about this and feel sad about it. We have visited Howard/Rosie several times and very impressed with your homemade delicious food. You always welcome us with your big smiles. We will miss you.

    希望Rosie and Howard 節哀順變. We are with you.

  7. 霍乃礼 February 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    丛大哥:
    有幸和你相识于美国,交谈在老年中心,虽言语不多,但同时代人心灵相通!
    你总是和蔼可亲,厚道友善,和谢老师一起服务斯镇华人,我们尊敬你,怀念你!
    丛大哥一路走好!
    霍乃礼 齐雨玲
    2019年2月14日

  8. John, Mandy and Madeline February 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Rosie, your dad is such a kind man. We truely missed the moments that we got together for Apple picking and crabbing. We love the dumplings your dad cooked when we bothered you guys at your house with Maddie. Now he has moved onto a new journey and he will live happily in heaven forever. We wish you and your family the best!

  9. 王立明 扈晓霞 年月日 February 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    丛大哥:咱们同是山东人,又在美国斯镇与丛大哥和谢老师相遇相知,真是缘份。丛大哥善良质朴、为人厚道、努力奋进、无私奉献。在交通专业领域培养了大批优秀人才,为国家服务了近40年。到美国后和谢老师一起仍热心为斯镇华人服务。我们敬重、怀念丛大哥!愿丛大哥在天堂一切安好!愿谢老师及家人节哀保重!

  10. 周玉兰 February 15, 2019 at 7:56 am - Reply

    丛大哥:认识您並成为好友,是此生有幸!失去您,无限悲痛。
    大哥一路走好!

  11. 维静 February 15, 2019 at 7:58 am - Reply

    愿:丛大哥在天堂里一切安好。金石铺路,鲜花盛开,上帝的大爱温暖着你,安详 ,快乐。

  12. 刘子雅 February 15, 2019 at 8:13 am - Reply

    丛大哥:我们有缘相识並成为好朋友,几年来,我们无话不谈,让我有机会耳闻目睹兄长的高尚人格。失去您,无比悲伤。
    大哥一路走好!

  13. 徐培国 杨丽霞 February 15, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

    徐培国杨丽霞:

    愿从大哥一路走好!在天堂安息吧!

  14. The (Blume) Raposa Family February 17, 2019 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. I looked forward to crossing paths in the neighborhood with Dezi every day. He will be missed. Best to you and your family! XO

  15. Scarsdale February 19, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

    尊敬的丛大哥亲人们、各位朋友:
    今天,我们怀着无比悲痛的心情缅怀共同的好朋友丛德滋先生。我们是丛大哥晚年在斯镇的好朋友,今天不仅有不顾寒冬,不怕路远特地赶来的40位兄弟姐妹,还带着由于各种原因不能前往的41位兄弟姐妹的托付和心意,一起汇聚在这里,向德高望重的丛大哥表示深切的缅怀和崇高的敬意。
    一个人生命的长度是有限的,生命的宽度是无限的。丛大哥正是用自己的言行拓展了生命的宽度,成就了他那平凡而又伟大的一生。少年时,他虽然家境贫寒,但是努力勤奋,好学上进;青年时,他风华正茂,年轻有为,担起了烟台市政府重工局、化工局副局长、局长的要职;壮年时,他年富力强,敢挑重担,接受了创办山东省交通学校的重托,历任了副校长、校长的职务。
    晚年时,他旅居斯镇,来到我们兄弟姐妹中间。让我们有幸感受到他那种高调做事,低调做人的人格魅力。有口皆碑,丛大哥为人正直、待人诚恳,是一位平易近人、和蔼可亲的好大哥;是一位心胸开朗、乐意助人的好伙伴;是一位热爱生活、乐观向上的好朋友!
    忘不了一见如故,他那嘘寒问暖的关怀。忘不了庆生会上,他那发自内心的笑容。忘不了伙伴有难,他主动热情的帮助。忘不了斯镇演出,他那醇厚饱满的歌声。
    更让人肃然起敬的是,厚道少语的他,好汉不提当年勇。关于他那些为家乡为国家作贡献的感人事迹,许多兄弟姐妹们还是昨天刚刚从吿示栏才了解到的。如此默默付出,无私奉献的精神,多么难能可贵!丛大哥始终用自己真实真诚、真情真心感动着我们中的每一个人。
    高风传万里,亮节启后人。丛大哥的一生,像一支蜡烛,燃烧自己,照亮别人。他质朴善良,勤俭清廉,坚守信仰,勤勤恳恳为当地人民服务,用一步一个脚印,来实践了自己名字“德滋”两字的含义,走出了“德高望重,滋润万方”的人生轨迹!
    冬林肃立雪成泣,万里云空鹤自飞。此时此刻,亲人掩面,朋友伤怀。谨此,我们斯镇的华人兄弟姐妹们向丛大哥的亲人们致以亲切的慰问!
    长歌当哭,追思好友。敬爱的丛大哥,今天亲人们为您送行来了,斯镇的兄弟姐妹们为您送行来了!
    逝者已矣,生者如斯。丛大哥您安息吧!请相信,您的爱妻、您的孝女、您的亲人们一定会不辜负您的期望,保重身体,更加坚强;您斯镇的兄弟姐妹们也一定会以您为楷模,团结友爱,更加和谐。
    天堂路遥,愿丛大哥一路走好!
    斯镇老朋友

  16. 张秀峻 阴翠梅 February 19, 2019 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    尊敬的丛大哥:我们在异国他乡的斯镇相遇,您做人正直、待人诚恳、为人友好善良,使我们一见如故,成为好朋友。几年相处中,您的一言一行无不感染我们,我们庆幸交识了一位好大哥。 遗憾的是,在你生病住院期间,我们没能见上一面。没想到在两个多月前在开往法拉盛汽车上的分别,仅是我们的永别,获悉你永远离开我们的那一刻,我们悲痛欲绝,我们永远失去了一位德高望重的好大哥。 丛大哥,您拥有一个温馨的家庭,妻子贤惠、女儿孝顺,您生病期间,她们日夜守候在病床前,病重抢救时,她们一声声呼唤,一次次从死神手中夺回了您的生命,谁知天有不测风云…….,虽说阴阳两隔,担您永远活在她们的心里,相信您的女儿、女婿及孙辈们会更加疼爱她们的母亲、外婆的。 丛大哥放心,谢大姐永远是我们的好朋友、好大姐,我们会一如既往地互相关心、互相帮助,安息吧!丛大哥! 张秀峻 、阴翠梅

  17. Jenna March 20, 2019 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to you and your family. He was truly an incredible man and his lost is felt deeply.

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