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Obituary for Lei Cao

Lei Cao
Lei “Charlie” Cao, 54, of Howell Township passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was born in Jinan, Shandong, China and came to the United States in 1988. Lei lived in Michigan and New York City before moving to Eatontown, NJ and eventually settled in Howell in 1995. He was educated at Shandong University, Michigan State, and the City College of New York. Lei was a Principal Member of the Technical Staff for A T & T, Middletown for over 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for IBM, Comcast, and McAfee. Lei was also a volunteer at NJ PAC. Running was not just exercise for Lei, it was a devotion. A true Renaissance Man, he was a wine enthusiast, world traveler, computer wizard, lover of the Arts, and had a passion for Classical Music. Lei was a life learner. He loved his wife, his children and his family.
Lei is survived by his wife, Kunling Jiang of Howell; daughter, Mona Cao of Howell; two sons, Albert Cao and Andrew Cao of Howell; parents, Zhongshan Cao and Jing Sun of Freehold; two brothers, Peng Cao of China, and Yu Cao of Queens, NY.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated, or to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit

1984年本科毕业于山东工业大学计算机系(现山东大学)同年开始在山东电视大学工作并担任团委书记。1988年底来到美国,先后曾居住于密歇根州,纽约州,最后定居于新泽西州至今。先后就学于密歇根州立大学和纽约市立大学并于1992年获得计算机科学硕士学位。曾就职于McAfee,IBM,Comcast和AT&T。在AT&T工作10几年,作为资深工程师受到领导和同事的一致好评。他多才多艺爱好广泛,包括旅游,跑步,电脑,红酒鉴赏 以及艺术尤其是古典音乐等等。他积极参与并支持华人社团活动,其家庭对所在社区中文学校做出了积极贡献,他本人曾任新泽西山东同乡会理事。除此之外他还在NJPAC担任义工。
曹垒健在的家人包括妻子姜坤玲,女儿曹梦娜,儿子曹大康,曹大龙(Howell),父亲曹忠山,母亲孙晶(Freehold),兄弟曹朋(China),曹羽(Queens, NY)。
告别仪式将于2017年6月11日,星期天,中午12点至下午3点在Clayton & McGirr 殡仪馆举行。地址100 Elton-Adelphia (Road 524)。葬礼将不对外公开。对所有捐款将不胜感激。有关信息,路线 及慰问留言请访问。如需捐款到NJPAC 请访问

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