Jinrong Li
Jinrong Li

Obituary of Jinrong Li

Jinrong (Jean) Li, 62, of Troy, N.Y., passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home on May 23, 2024.
Born in 1961 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, Jinrong graduated from Sichuan University with a degree in Electrical Engineering at the age of 20. She continued her education at the Beijing Institute of Computer Science before immigrating to the U.S., where she completed a Master's in Computer Science from NYU and a PhD in Cognitive Science from RPI – achievements she attained while working full-time.
After various experiences in China, she worked as a Software Engineer for Franklin Templeton in New York City within the World Trade Center complex during the events of 9/11. Most recently, she served as an Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Data Analytics at SUNY System Administration.
Jinrong loved being outdoors, especially hiking or gardening. She was known for her kind heart and readiness to help others, actively volunteering at the Whiskers Animal Benevolent League, an adoption shelter for cats. She is warmly remembered for her intellectual excellence, unwavering work ethic, and meticulous attention to detail. Above all, family was paramount to Jinrong, particularly cherished moments spent with her son, Edwin.
Survivors include her son, Edwin Yang, of Troy, N.Y.
A memorial service and celebration of life will take place in the Spring of 2025; likely to be held around the Memorial Day weekend. Those interested in attending are kindly asked to contact Edwin Yang. A private burial was held in the Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family, online at: SimpleChoicesCremation.com
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