Joseph Ruimin Wang


Joseph Ruimin Wang, of Corning, NY, formerly of Shanghai, passed away from this life on December 26th, 2021, Holy Family Feast Day. He was the devoted husband of the late Theresa Pei Yu Chow Wang.

Born in Shanghai, China on November 24th, 1932, he was the 4th of 7 children of Yu Wang and Maria Ya Fen Chen. Joseph married Theresa Pei Yu Chow in 1968.  He emigrated to the USA in 2000 and lived with his daughter and family. He had lived the last 16 years in the Corning area.

Joseph was a graduate of University Shanghai, China with an engineering degree. He was a mechanical engineer with Shanghai Automobile Generator Company and had worked diligently on energy conservation in the latter part of his career.  He had many hobbies from raising carrier pigeons, building television set in earlier days with vacuum tubes totally from scratch, and was an avid photographer who developed and colored his own black and white photos. Joseph always faced his life with faith and confidence, ever ready to take them on.  He became quite a cook in his senior years and took care of his family. Many friends remember his cooking fondly and more so his love and kindness. He enjoyed his family especially grandchildren growing up around him, and he was very proud of them.

He is survived by his daughter, Frances F. Wand, son-in-law, Thomas J. Pedicone, grandson, Joseph T. Pedicone, and granddaughter, Clare M. Pedicone of Corning, NY; step-grandchildren, Anthony Pedicone of NY, Christopher Pedicone of VA, and Michelle Pedicone of PA; niece, Jin Wang, nephew-in-law, Jia Lin Pan, sister-in-law, Jin Di Lu, nephew, Jian Zhong Lu, nieces, Jian Hua Lu, and Jian Yin Lu, all residents of Shanghai, China; and brother-in-law, Peter RuLiang Chow of Montreal, Canada.

Calling hours will be on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 from 12 to 1pm at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. 1st St. in Corning with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 2pm at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning with Father Matthew Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,

Joseph's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.