September 16 1929 November 8 2022 (age 93)
Obituary Hsu, John Pao Ting, 93, of Plainview passed away November 8, 2022. Beloved husband of 62 years to Katherine. Loving father of Geoffrey (Pamela) and Vivian Moy (Stephen). Adored “Grandpa and Gung-Gung” of Sarah (Eric Poggioli), Katie, Bethany, Jon, Ben and Jake. Predeceased by his dear siblings Margaret, Joan and Paul. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. John was born in Shanghai, China and immigrated to the United States at the age of 23. He worked extremely hard to receive his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech. His first job out of college was at the Cavalier Corporation which produced soda machines exclusively for Coca Cola. John was instrumental in designing the mechanism that only allowed one Coca Cola bottle to be pulled out at a time in their line of refrigerated Coca Cola machines! John retired after 27 years of being a mechanical engineer for Grumman. Among his various projects, he worked on every single Apollo lunar module that went to the moon. John specialized in working on the flight control and landing gear on the lunar modules. He also worked on many Navy planes including the F-14, A-6, and the E-2C. He was extremely smart, hardworking, ingenious, and creative. He used these skills to build single-handedly, a 14-foot sailboat which he used to sail around Lake Washington. Another side project John worked on for many years, resulted in a patent for the improved maneuverability of a cartesian-type toy fish. His design appeared to bring the toy fish to life! John was also a passionate tennis player, and played for many years on the Grumman team. John and Katherine enjoyed traveling the world together, his all-time favorite was Switzerland. He loved taking his family on cruises to the Caribbean and enjoying high tea in the afternoons with his grandchildren. John’s family will always remember how warm, thoughtful, incomparable, loving, humble, generous, sweet, lively and funny he was. He was a true gentleman who will be forever missed. Cremation services were private. The family will be inurning his cremains at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle, WA. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Pao Ting Hsu, please visit our floral store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John Pao Ting Hsu September 16 1929 November 8 2022 (age 93).
Death notice for the town of: Bethpage, state: New York