Ming-Kang Hou

Oct 29, 1950 - May 12, 2021

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Ming-Kang Hou, 70, of Marlboro, New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Bayshore Community Hospital.

Ming-Kang Hou was born in Kangshan, Taiwan in 1950 and moved to the United States in 1978. He attended Ching-Hua University in Taiwan, earning a Master’s Degree. He then attended The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1984. In the ...

Ming-Kang Hou, 70, of Marlboro, New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Bayshore Community Hospital.

Ming-Kang Hou was born in Kangshan, Taiwan in 1950 and moved to the United States in 1978. He attended Ching-Hua University in Taiwan, earning a Master’s Degree. He then attended The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1984. In the 1980’s he did research in solid-state physics at Los Alamos, New Mexico. In 1986 he was hired by AT&T and moved his young family to New Jersey. He worked as a System Engineer at AT&T/Lucent Technologies for seventeen years. In 2000, he was cited by Lucent Technologies as a Consulting Member Of Technical Staff for profound seminal research on network modeling and intra-domain circuits.  He retired in 2003.

Ming-Kang enjoyed popular music by such artists as CCR, Bob Seger, Simon and Garfunkel, and Fleetwood Mac. He liked reading on history and geography. He was a diligent student of the Bible, appreciating origin stories and parables. He was fond of good TV, such as specials presented by NOVA and National Geographic. As a youngster, he enjoyed philately, the collecting of stamps. Ming loved and cherished his only child, Emily, and, despite difficulties with cultural assimilation and life-long health issues, did his best to guide her into a productive and hap- py adulthood.  He was very proud of her success and accomplishments.

Ming-Kang had a moving religious experience similar to what in scientific literature is often called an Out-of-Body Experience, or OOBE, in which a person dies briefly but is then ordered by higher spiritual forces to return to the body. In 1998 his liver had failed and he had been in a three-day coma, approaching death. He saw God, manifested as Jesus, explaining to Moses that God had created the universe and also created the spiritual dimension of humans in the likeness of God, meaning eternal human spirits are expressions of God. Jesus told Ming that all people can distinguish right from wrong and everybody should be treated properly and that Ming himself should try harder to follow this command. Ming’s spirit was prepared to step forward into heaven but Jesus held up his hand—Stop!—and pushed Ming back into his diseased earthly body. It was required that he continue living on earth so that he could finish raising his daughter to the best of his ability.

Ming-Kang is survived by his adoring and supportive wife of 38 years, Yikuei Jane Hou; his four siblings, sister Nan Stacy and her husband J. W. of Jonesboro, AR; sister Chen Ma of Shanghai, China; sister Kris Chou and her husband Colin of Alpharetta, GA.; brother Jason Hou of Fremont, CA.; his daughter Emily Hou and her husband Andrew Choi of San Jose, CA, accompanied by his parents Juliana Choi and Soo Young Choi; in-laws Jean Chen and husband Carl Chen, Ming-Chu Jean and husband Chin-Long Chang, Ming-Gen Jean and husband Woon-Shin Chan, Shuing Jean, Chalin Jean and wife Kay Wu.

He is mourned by a host of nephews and nieces, Jerry Hou and wife Jenny Wang Hou, Athena Stacy Nieto and husband Vincent Nieto, Apollo Stacy and wife Nicole Goodman, Jeff Ma and wife Brenda Ma, Sheen Ma and husband Sunny Sun, Melody O’Conor and husband Chris O’Conor, Lillian Chou and husband Mike Babineau, Lenis Chen and husband Ernie Edinboro, Tiffany Chen and husband Timothy K. Lee, Amy Chang and husband Hong-Ming Yeh, Sean Chang and wife Nicole Tai, Angeline Chan and husband Francois Kosie, Joyce Chan and husband Gregory Beal, Melissa Chan, Edward Ying, Andy Jean, Angel Jean.

Services will be held for Ming-Kang at Holmdel Funeral Home, May 16, Sunday, at 11:00 a.m. Flowers may be sent to Holmdel Funeral Home. To send a message of condolence, please visit his tribute page at www.wbhfh.com.