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Dr. Lingkon So

Dr. Lingkon So PhD

Monday, September 22nd, 1941 - Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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Dr. Lingkon So 78, of Schenectady, passed away Tuesday October 8, 2019 after a brief illness.
He was born on September 22, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.

While in the Philippines he graduated Cum Laude at Mapua University. He then emigrated to the States and received his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Doctorate Degree of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and finally a Master's Degree in Business Administration at Syracuse University.

He began his career with the Aerospace Division with General Electric in Auburn, NY. He moved on to Project Manager at the GE facility in Utica. He then moved on to Manager Thomson-CSF Program at the GE Research & Development Center in Niskayuna in 1985. In the mid 1990's he worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan where he retired in 2001.

He was predeceased by his daughter Cindy.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carmen, his sons Sherwin (Debra) and Edwin, grandsons Andrew and Brandon. He is also survived by five brothers and four sisters and several nieces and nephews.
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Steven Ongchin

Posted at 02:53am
I will remember Uncle Lingkon as someone who was always looking after others. Whether it was about helping someone fix something or giving them his latest findings, he was always thinking about others. On top of that, I will also remember Uncle Lingkon as someone who was so talented in his technical abilities - so remarkably so. You will be dearly missed Uncle Lingkon and I will always have fond memories of you especially when growing up. May you rest in peace and thank you for being an exemplary example for us to follow.
DB

Diane Barnes

Posted at 11:50am
Debra and family, I'm very sorry to hear of Lingkon's passing. My mother worked for him at G.E. and always spoke fondly of him. He also had the patience to come and fix her home computer several times!! My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Diane Barnes
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Debra Gershon So

Posted at 08:11pm
I will always remember my father-in-law for his willingness to put everyone’s needs before his own. He had an amazing ability to fix everything and anything. Any time my children needed something they knew to ask their grandpa first. He never missed their concerts or sporting events and would always bring his camera to record them. He will be missed but may he now rest in peace.
Deb
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