April 12, 1951 - November 15, 2023
Qingqi Wang, age 72, a former employee of the Division of Revenues, the State of Delaware, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. He was born on April 12, 1951, in Chongqing of China. He was the third of three children in the family. He married his wife Erping Cao in February 1983.
Qingqi attended the Southwest China University of Agriculture located in Chongqing of China from 1978 to 1982 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. In 1982, he succeeded in a national examination of students to study abroad, a rare opportunity for university students of excellence during the early years of China’s initiative for reform and open-door policy. He was a postgraduate student in agricultural economics, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, from 1984 to 1987, and graduated with a master’s degree in agricultural economics. In 1988, he became a Doctoral student in the Marine Policy Program, College of Earth, Ocean & Environment (CEOE), University of Delaware (UD). Starting In 1997, he served as an employee in the Division of Revenues, the State of Delaware. He retired in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic occurred.
Qingqi was intelligent and inquisitive in childhood, an earnest and diligent learner in schools, and a hardworking and responsible officer in civil service. He had a photographic memory and loved and exceled in statistics, quantitative analysis, and economics. During his service in the Division of Revenues, he assisted or took the initiative in the clarification and solution of many revenue-related problems and issues for all those who looked for his help. He was awarded Outstanding Employee of the Year by the State of Delaware in 2008.
Qingqi had lived a very simple and yet fulfilled life. He had been married to his beloved wife Erping Cao for forty (40) years. He also held on to the same job at the Division of Revenue, State of Delaware for twenty-three (23) years. Every day, he had the same bus routine: he took the DART bus to work and returned home. At his lunch break, he would go to the Rodney Square library to read the newspapers. He was very interested in history and geography. He loved watching baseball, basketball, and football, and was an Eagles fan.
Qingqi had a very soft and warm heart. He was an extremely nice and kind person. He might not have been considered eloquent but spoke with kindness and love. He was ready to help other people in need. Over the years, he assisted many new Chinese students and scholars. His apartment had been frequented by the newly arrived students who had no place to stay upon their arrival in Delaware. He would always go to the airport to pick up the students. At the University of Delaware, he helped later arrived students both academically and with their lives.
Qingqi’s passing away from us is a great loss, not only for his family, relatives, his friends, and those who received his assistance and support, but also for those who understood him and worked in similar fields of interests. He will be missed by all of us.
Qingqi Wang was preceded in death by his father, Guanseng Wang; and mother, Hangzeng Xu. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty (40) years, Erping Cao; and his older brothers, Qingzhong Wang and Qingyu Wang.
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我和庆琪从大学相识已经45年，结婚40年。我们既是恩爱夫妻，又是灵魂伴侣。在这珍贵的相依相伴的日子里, 我们一起面对困难和挫折, 一起分享成功的欢乐。他性格内向，稳重沉着。但他还不时地说出一些很幽默的话，给我们的二人世界带来乐趣。