Tung-Ching Lee, 81, of Princeton, NJ, peacefully passed away Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, NJ.
Tung-Ching was born on October 28, 1941 in Chongqing, China. Always a scholar, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tung-Hai University in Taichung, Taiwan, received his Masters in Food Science and PhD in Agricultural Chemistry from University of California, Davis, and Certified Nutrition Specialist from the US Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, New York, NY. He taught and did research in Food Chemistry at University of Rhode Island for 15 years, and at Rutgers University for 28 years before retiring in 2017. Tung-Ching received several awards and honors through his work, including Fellow from the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, "Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research" and "Sustained Research Excellence Award" from Rutgers University, Fellow from the American Chemical Society, Fellow of Institute of Food Technologists, and "The Research Scientists of the Year" award from the University of Rhode Island, just to name a few. He also received several research grants, developed several patents, and authored/co-authored more than 260 research papers in review journals and proceedings, and more than 30 books in the area of biotechnology, food science and technology, nutrition, food safety, microbiology, and other related fields.
True to his profession, one of Tung-Ching's hobbies was food: eating food, reading about food, cooking food, finding new restaurants, etc. He was also an avid traveler, visiting every country and continent except for Australia and New Zealand. Reading was another passion of his, as newspapers, magazines, and books were always surrounding him, and a newspaper or two were always in his sachet when he left the house.
Tung-Ching is survived by his wife of 52 years, I-Wen Yeh, his son Jan, daughter Irene, brother Toney Lee and sister Gina Hsu, as well as several nephews, nieces and extended family.
Private funeral will be on Saturday, November 26th, followed by a public memorial service on Saturday, December 10th, 2022, at 11 am at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ. Burial will follow after memorial service.
Flowers can be sent to Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ for the December 10 Memorial Service.