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Dr. Shing Seung So, 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in his home, surrounded by family. He was born on September 28, 1954 in Macau, SAR, China to Mui Sui Fong and So Yan.
A lifelong academic, Shing exhibited a love of mathematics and pursued degrees at Hong Kong Baptist College (1976, B.S.), Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University; 1980, M.A.), and University of Missouri – Kansas City (1989, Ph.D.). He spent nearly 40 years educating future mathematicians, first teaching at Central Missouri State University (now UCM;1983-2014) and Pace University (2014-2020).
Dr. So was a dedicated Christian and was actively involved in church from a young age. He was an active member at the Church of Christ in China (Hong Kong Chi To Church), First Baptist Church- Warrensburg, and Warrensburg Chinese Christian Fellowship.
Dr. So also dedicated nearly 25 years to the learning and teaching of Chinese Martial Arts, in particular, Ip Man Wing Chun. He was a dedicated second-generation disciple of Grandmaster Ho Kam Ming. Dr. So was a certified master of Wing Chun in 2000. In 2011, he founded his own school, Warrensburg Wing Chun to pass on this art to the next generation of practitioners.
Dr. So was preceded in death by his parents, So Yan and Mui Sui Fong. He is survived by his wife Carmen, sons Daniel, Ryan (Victoria), and Stephen, as well as six brothers and two sisters.
A celebration of life will be scheduled this summer.