ForeverMissed
Huayi Zhang earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and his B.A. from China University of Science and Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Rutgers University from 1987 to 1989 and then joined Kepler Financial Management. In 1992 following Renaissance’s acquisition of Kepler, Huayi worked in Renaissance as a principal researcher, helping devise the company’s mathematical trading system. In January 2020 he retired, after working there for 30 years. Since his retirement, Huayi has been residing in Naples, Florida.

Huayi felt that being able to help others was a privilege and that philanthropy was a pillar of his life.

He is survived by his spouse, Siuling, and their children, Ling-Ling and Larry.

张化一1977级就读于中国科技大学物理系,1981年通过李政道筹建的中美合作项目CUSPEA考试,赴美就读于弗吉尼亚理工学院,获得物理硕士和博士学位。1987-1989年间在新泽西州立罗格斯大学从事博士后研究。1989年加入位于纽约长岛的Kepler Financial Management公司。1992年,该公司与Renaissance Technologies (文艺复兴科技公司)合并。化一是公司的元老,一直也是公司华裔雇员心中的老大哥。在工作了三十年后,化一于2020年1月退休。退休后移居到佛罗里达州的那不勒斯城。

化一与病魔抗争多年,在妻子秀玲,女儿聆聆,儿子奂奂,及生前好友的陪护下,于2021年3月10日上午在纽约长岛家中安详逝世,享年65岁。


Posted by Siuling Zhang on April 14, 2021
五七,35天过去了。今天的心情特别悲伤。
昨天下午带你回到Naples, 你是那样的期待着在这里安度退休后的日子。
Posted by Lisa Christopher Stine on March 25, 2021
I was so very sorry to hear of Dr. Zhang’s untimely passing. He and his lovely wife have been sustaining visionary supporters of our medical research for the last decade at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. Together, they established an enduring research fund that would go on to allow us to unlock many mysteries of myositis and related lung diseases. Through their generous support, we have been able to better understand the pathophysiology of these cryptic illnesses, improve diagnostic testing, and enhance treatments and outcomes for our patients. We published well over 100 scientific papers together as a team. We grew from a small Center of just 4 doctors in 2007 to now 13 physicians and researchers. Our research was exciting to young physicians who joined the effort to study these challenging and complex illnesses. This excitement was a direct result of the data we were able to gather from the funding support we were given. We had the ability to pursue important research questions that were at times deemed too early for federal grant support. It was through these early studies that we were able to get needed pilot data to secure federal funding to go on to do further studies. Our research is often quoted worldwide. Indeed, I have been fortunate to give talks on six continents teaching the world about what we have learned in the field of autoimmune muscle diseases. We owe a debt of gratitude that could not adequately be repaid in these words. Please know that I will miss Dr. Zhang‘s quiet smile. I loved the interaction between him and his wife. As a physician, I had the privilege of knowing him in a medical capacity, but more importantly, getting to know him and Ms. Zhang as the amazing people that they are was the real joy. My condolences to the entire family, including his beautiful children. As always, I wish we had more time together; however, I carry him with me every day as I try to do better for every patient with myositis. His vision will have a lasting legacy on every patient who is touched by this disease. I am a better person for having known Dr. Zhang.
Posted by Siuling Zhang on March 23, 2021
34th Anniversary
翻看着旧照片,回想起一起经历的许许多多往事,心情不再那么焦虑。
Posted by Mike Yaeger on March 22, 2021
Dear Siuling, thank you for sharing this and allowing each of us to share our stories of the wonderful man you and your children loved so deeply. Huayi (or "Dr. Zhang" as our team referred to for the first few years until he said "Mike, we are friends, it is Huayi!") was a gentle, calm, brilliant and humble man. I was happy for your family when he said he was going to be spending more time in Naples but I also know how much he loved his work and the impact his research will leave. We will miss Huayi and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Mark Rhoades-Brown on March 20, 2021
So very sad to hear of Huayi’s passing, a good friend and colleague for over twenty years. Chatting in his office was always so enjoyable as he shared his many different views on a wide variety of subjects. His sense of humor and insight made these gatherings so memorable. 
Our thoughts are with Siuling and family at this sad time.
Posted by Hong Xue on March 20, 2021
二十多年前,化一和秀玲无私赞助我们的项目,我们有了启动的资金,并有了来自他/她俩无微不至的关心和鼎力帮助。化一和秀玲的谦虚、平和、睿智、奉献,给人很深刻的印象,与他/她们一见如故。一直都记得我们每次相聚的点点细节;记得我和秀玲第一次、第二次、第三次...见面,记得我们的秉烛夜谈,感念秀玲和化一在我困难时对我各方面的关心和劝勉。

惊闻化一仙去,泪雨顿湿衫襟。这二十多年来,化一始终是我最尊敬、最信任的挚友。长歌当哭,赋诗敬呈。

    送化一

勿须颂行吹玉箫
九天雄风伴春潮
云中眠仙升紫气
浪里腾蛟泛白涛
廿载同舟呴以湿
最忆彩霞过北沼
此去苍穹无尽处
扶摇远眺正登高

秀玲,请节哀,你和孩子们多多保重!化一在天堂等待着你们,也等待着我们!
Posted by Lucy Wu on March 19, 2021
天妒英才
RIP Huayi
Posted by Eric Liu on March 16, 2021
悼张化一同学

科大774 刘万东

白衣一袭昨日去,
泪眼同窗飘逸浮。
新生惊人免英语,
初学压台编话剧。
卡斯匹亚庐州别,
校友基金海外助。
终身斯文总背影,
天堂有座客亦殊。
Posted by Ming Zhao on March 16, 2021
It was with great sadness and shock as I learned of Huayi's passing. Though never close to his family, we spent our many lunches together and talked on a wide range of topics. He would always call me Little Ming, in a very endearing way.

He was a guiding figure in many areas of life. When talking about current affairs, he always provided his insight and philosophy but never tried to argue or judge. Always, by thinking over his words, I obtained a new perspective. He also talked about how he missed the times he held his tiny baby daughter, he encouraged me to spend more time to form a tight bond with my toddler. "Don't miss out any moment or you will regret" he said, I followed. He also talked about the time both of his parents passed away when he was just 15, "it was like the whole world crumbled", all with a gentle smile.

Never once he complained about his own illness or boasted his many achievements and philanthropy. I remembered, me, not knowing his illness and also because he always looked cheerful, invited him for an after lunch walk, which was hilly and long. He hesitated but said "let's go". Then I saw him obviously could not catch his breath after a short distance. I wanted to turn back but he said "let's go on". Later, I often found him taking walks by himself after lunch, and was able to walk faster and in longer distance by time. Eventually we could all finish the walk side by side. I thought he must have fully recovered from whatever he had. Around then, his face would lit up talking about his fondness of the food and weather of Florida, where he would choose to retire. I was so happy for him.

Then this news hit. I still can't quite believe it. Huayi, you will be missed!
Posted by Jenny hop ping Eng on March 16, 2021
得知張先生往生,萬分悲痛,雖素末謀面,但你与疫病的博門,生命力的坚强,活出精釆的人生,令人十分敬佩,愿你一路走好,天堂得永生。秀玲和家人节哀順变,保重身体。同學伍合萍敬挽。

Posted by yang zhang on March 16, 2021
哭化一
辛丑寒冬,化一逝去。
噩耗传来,举家哀伤。
少有奇才,超乎寻常。
奋进不息,艰苦备尝。
抗争病魔,意志坚强。
事业巅峰,星耀辉煌。
关怀备至,情深谊长。
今夕永诀,生死茫茫。

王娟、陆永工敬挽
Posted by yang zhang on March 16, 2021
惊悉大叔叔仙逝,特此悼念!
张化一是我的大叔叔,从小对他印象就感觉他是一个极具天赋,聪明睿智的人。无论是在学业,或者是工作上,都达到了常人无法企及的高度和成就,一直是我最敬佩的人。
同时,在我的成长经历中也无时无刻不感受到他对我的关怀。由于在我很小的时候叔叔就出国了,我们日常生活的交集不多,但经常都能收到他给我的礼物,感受到他对我的关心。在我大学毕业后,他对我继续读研究生出国留学的想法给予了极大的支持,使我能够顺利完成留学。14年,我们全家来美国一起相聚,在长岛欢乐的日子还历历在目,你带我们开车兜风,开游艇出海......一切的欢乐时光总是让人难以忘记。
走了的人他们只是去了另外个世界。愿你在另外的世界中安息,愿秀玲婶婶节哀顺变,保重身体。

侄张洋叩首!
Posted by Manli Yeh on March 15, 2021
I was very sad to learn of Huayi's passing. I can never forget how Huayi and Siuling graciously welcomed us when our group relocated from CA to NY. They opened their house to us all and made sure we felt not alone in our new environment. Huayi and Siuling also showed us by example how happy a family could be living and working in Long Island.

Although we were not in the same group, whenever we talked, Huayi was always a tremendous source of information, not only about work, but about philosophy, religion and other matters as well. His family's donation to Stony Brook University for Endowed Chairs in microbiology and rheumatology was a demonstration of his knowledge based generosity that accomplished something both specific and substantive.

Huayi's extraordinary knowledge and wise counsel, coupled with his generous, kind and humble nature will be missed by everyone.
Posted by Feng Xiong on March 15, 2021
Really sad to learn about Huayi's passing. Huayi had always been so kind to people around him. He had also contributed very generously to medical research, which will surely help many people in the future. He will be missed.
Posted by Kresimir Penavic on March 15, 2021
It was with sadness I have received the news of Huayi's passing. Suiling, please accept my sincerest condolences and kindly pass them to your children and the rest of the family. He will be missed.
Posted by Grace Tschang on March 15, 2021
雖然我與化一素未谋面,但對於他與肺疾病不屈不撓的博鬥精神與對生命力的堅強支撑,真是感佩不已。他真是活出了人生的精釆!
秀玲,人生苦短,妳的大半辈子都是在照顾所有的家人。在未来的日子里,雖然没有了老伴的陪伴,以你堅靱的個性與能力,相信可以很快的善後及調整情绪,可以調控自己後半輩子最想過的生活。來加卅時,記得来探望我们。
我们六姐妹在遥远的加卅送上最深摯的悼念與祝福。❤️❤️ 榕表姐敬上
Posted by zhuangyi liu on March 15, 2021
化一走了,走得平静安详, 留给大家的却是无尽的思念 ...

我和化一自幼在上海是一墙之隔的邻居;青少年时代志趣相投,是学习的伙伴;1977年恢复高考时为备考而朝夕相处, 一起憧憬未来, 共享了梦想成真的喜悦; 多年后又在美国读研时相聚为室友,乃至结婚成家,其缘分延拓到了各自的家庭。我们之间有太多太多的故事...

在我人生的每一个重要时刻,化一总是如期而至。在他人生最后的七天里,我最大的安慰是在他的病榻前陪伴着他,我们彼此都明白心里要说的话,“来世再做好兄弟!”
Posted by Susan(Xiaojing) Hu on March 15, 2021
愿张叔叔在天之灵安息!
请节哀保重
Posted by Xiazhi Zhang on March 15, 2021

张先生
化作天上白云
一路飘向远方
安祥无忧
息静永年

友夏芝国坤敬挽
Posted by Deborah Lowen-Klein on March 15, 2021
Dear Siuling,

All of us at Stony Brook were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are so grateful for Huayi's philanthropy which will be a lasting legacy to his generosity and vision.  We will miss him and remember him. warmest regards, Deborah Lowen-Klein
Posted by Yao Liu on March 15, 2021
Honored to know you as a great neighbor, big brother and fantastic teacher ❤️ Rest In Peace ✌️
Posted by Bala Swaminathan on March 15, 2021
I remember not just our interactions during the company trips but when you taught me and helped me with a nuanced problem. Good memories. All I can say is, "it is too soon."
Posted by Yukai Du on March 15, 2021
虽憾未拜见张先生,但早已从秀玲口中知悉张先生的和蔼、仁厚、善良,仿佛与他相识多年。惊闻张先生仙逝,悲痛万分,愿他一路走好,天堂得以永生。愿秀玲和家人节哀顺变,保重身体。    郑晓薇  叩首
Posted by Lidan Li on March 15, 2021
See you down the road.
Posted by 张 大镇 on March 15, 2021
    在阳和启蜇、品物皆春之时,我们将送别化一,心中除了深切的不舍和痛惜,更多的是无限的怀念!化一赴美后,一直关心生活在国内的哥哥姐姐,他和秀玲还邀请我们去美探亲。回想起2014年我们在长岛度过的欢聚时光,一切均历历在目。我们一起用餐,一起聊天;化一带我们去他工作的公司参观,每到一处都作详细介绍,如数家珍,我们能感受到他对公司满满的深情!我们也亲眼看到作为公司元老受到员工对他的尊敬!我们还去参观了他和秀玲捐资的医院,感受到他们博大的慈爱之心!当他亲自驾艇带我们游览海湾时,他爽朗的笑声仍似在耳边回响……点点滴滴…人生价值不是用时间,而是用深度去衡量的,化一的一生是有深度的,充满了对事业的执着、对生活的热爱、对家人的关怀、对朋友的诚挚、对慈善的奉献!人生本相同,却有完全不同的生命轨迹,而化一的人生轨迹是灿烂的!虽然他将离我们而去,但他的生命将在奉献中延续,他的精神将在人世间永存!化一永远活在我们心中!愿化一一路走好!张大镇 杨辛 率全家
Posted by Fang Wang on March 15, 2021
疫情所陷于塞班孤岛很久了,突然得知老张仙逝,非常难过。与老张曾数次交流过,他的博学,谦和令人折服,是非常值得尊重的智者。
愿您安息。愿家人节哀。
Posted by Audrey Gan on March 14, 2021
TJ and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Huayi. Huayi and Siuling were one of the first friends we got to know when we moved to Long Island from North Carolina 7 years ago. Huayi has been an amazing and dedicated husband and father to his family. He is a man of many talents - a physicist, a mathematician, a scientist and a trading system specialist. Above all he is a philanthropist whose generosity and support has made a significant contribution to research in immunology and rheumatology which will benefit and improve the lives of many. His positive impact on the community and society at large will be felt for many generations to come.

TJ and Audrey Gan
Posted by Ying-He Liu on March 14, 2021
Although I hardly spoke with Huayi I knew him from decades ago on various occasions. In recent year I befriended his wife Siuling through travel in Europe. Through Siuling I have been keenly aware of the heroic struggle with the illness Huayi had gone through. What a remarkable human being. A very wise and generous man! May his soul test in peace. May God bless his marvelous family!
Posted by Fengshuo Lan on March 14, 2021
我们今天和化一和他家人说两句,来记念这个时刻,每个人都会要面临时刻,从生命开始的那一瞬间。我们来记念他的生命,他对我们的影响和意义,也让我们数算我们生命中的每一刻。

生命用刻来算似不够珍惜。我伯父六十六岁因肺癌过世,他爱我,他离世的时候我不在他身边,他咳嗽地很辛苦,我父亲问他可不可以停止治疗了,他说每一呼吸生命都是值得的。伯父没有上过学,他用一呼吸来做生命的量词,我很感动,因为神用泥土造人的时候,向泥人鼻孔吹了一口气,他就成了有灵的活魂。

化一退休了,公司的员工依然记得和使用他的操作系统,餐厅的那把椅子现在空了,妻子和孩子们知道那是他的位置,病人在使用他资助的生物研究的成果,不知道幕后的捐助,有神记念。

初次与化一和他老伴见面是差不多三年前,出奇的了解到他胜过肺纤维化那么多年,还继续上班,参与公益活动。再一个生奇的是他老伴给他炖附子,黄耆鸡汤。有人学了一辈子中医,可能没有用过附子,他老伴给他用,秀玲是电子工程师博士,放弃职业,去学中医,就为那一个病人。化一生命后来是由他的另一半在支撑延续。

他知道他的孩子,孩子也爱他。
他爱过,也被爱过。这世上的生命有什么比这个更重?

让我们数算,珍惜每一呼一吸的生命,也思考离开这个世界之后的日子。

愿神恩待秀玲和孩子。
Posted by Biqin Li on March 14, 2021
怀念化一 Remembering Huayi
我们在Naples有幸通过朋友认识了化一,他和秀玲对人的诚恳和热情使我们很快成了好朋友,化一身患疾病,但从来不提自己的病情,跟我们在一起的时候总是高高兴兴的,为我们做咖啡喝,跟我们一起乐。化一从不炫耀自己的成功和富有,总是那么谦虚低调,跟他在一起很自如,没有担心和拘谨。 好遗憾好心痛化一这么快就离开了我们,但他会一直活在我们心中!
Posted by Qingping Yao on March 14, 2021
It was with great sadness to hear and see that Dr. Huayi Zhang passed away. We are so sorry to lose a best friend.
Dr. Zhang loved science and was truly a brilliant scientist. He made significant contributions to scientific research, and his love of science and extraordinary intelligence brought him a rich and successful career. Huayi should have taken pride in his great accomplishments.
As dedicated philanthropist, Huayi donated precious fortunes to several academic institutions for scientific discovery and research. Those who have greatly benefited from the generous donations are and will be forever grateful. Huayi's selfless dedication and giving will be remembered forever.
We will miss a kind soul and low-profile character.
In loving memory of Dr. Huayi Zhang.
Posted by President NYCTCM on March 14, 2021
惊悉张化一先生去世,悲痛万分,我谨代表纽约中医学院全体师生员工向张先生致哀!并向张夫人及家属致以诚挚的慰问!

张先生与夫人对纽约中医学院关爱之至,曾多次捐款资助学院的继续教育项目,学院邀请到石学敏院士、头针发明人焦顺发前辈、董氏奇穴传人杨维杰博士、平衡针发明人谭特夫医生等世界著名专家前来学院讲学,使学院声名大振,同时也大力推动提高了纽约针灸界的学术与临床水平。张先生与夫人还设立基金资助纽约中医学院“中药提高非特异性肺纤维化患者生命质量”的临床研究,该研究获得食品药品管理局(FDA)批准启动临床试验,基金进一步资助学院与香港大学中医药学院合作实施该临床试验,可以告慰的是,临床报告已完成初稿即将发表。

今年是纽约中医学院成立二十五周年院庆,学院成立以来得到像张化一先生这样的慈善家大力支持,才得以茁壮成长。张先生功德无量,再次感谢他的无私奉献。

曾有幸与张先生谋面数次,他和蔼可亲,学识渊博,温文儒雅,真君子也!值得我们永远缅怀!

                                     陈业孟 敬挽(2021年3月14日)
Posted by Qibao Song on March 14, 2021
沉痛悼念化一好友
刚刚得悉化一突然离我们而去,心情无比沉痛,无法相信这是事实。化一是我们的亦师亦友。他 心地善良,有学识,有见地,使我们学到了很多很多。化一,我们永远怀念你!长歌当哭,逝者逝亦。天堂路远,愿化一一路走好。
愿秀玲和家人节哀顺变,保重身体。
福英,其宝叩首
Posted by Bin Xu on March 14, 2021
华一先生在与疾病抗争后离我们而去,华一先生一直对社会上各界做了很多慈善活动,华一先生和秀玪女士赞助纽约中医学院的继续教育课程,提供资金资助世界级名医大师们来纽约中医学院讲学,为学校的学生和校友和中医药的同仁们提供了丰富多彩的学习交流机会,愿化一先生安息
Posted by Haihe Tian on March 14, 2021
惊闻噩耗,张化一先生辞世,深表悲痛!我代表全美中医药学会ATCMA对张先生的逝世送上沉重的悼念,向家属表达深切的问候!
张先生是一位可敬可爱的慈善家,在我们学会筹建之初,积极支持学会的建设,慷慨解囊,提供了大力支持,使得学会得以健康顺利的发展,虽然已经很多年过去了,但他及家人的恩情永远不会忘记。我们会不忘初心,竭尽全力,不辜负张先生的期盼和遗训,把学会继续建设好,为美国中医事业的发展做出应有的贡献!
我们也非常钦佩张先生勇于和疾病斗争的顽强的精神和坚韧的意志,祝张先生往生平安,家属节哀顺变!
田海河 代表全美中医药学会ATCMA全体理事和会员 敬挽
Posted by LIBANG ZHANG on March 14, 2021
我名张礼邦,多年来,在张化一先生资助下从事肺纤维化的治疗研究。他的资助救助了许多患者,也为这疾病带来一些进步和希望。愿他在天之灵能感到安慰!我们一定会继续努力来报答他。最近香港中医学院已有有关论文完成。谢谢,再谢谢!
Posted by 张 大镇 on March 14, 2021
    经过多年与疾病的抗争之后,化一还是离我们而去,我们万分悲痛!化一十五岁时就已失去双亲。从小聪明好学的他全凭自己的努力,取得了优异的学习成绩!在恢复高考后,化一顺利考入中国科学技术大学,并在李政道博士招收中国第一批留学生时就被录取赴美留学。当时家里没有经济条件,化一全靠自己勤奋学习,努力奋斗!不仅学业有成,事业顺利,还组建了幸福美满的家庭!化一虽然身在异国,但始终不忘关心我们,年复一年,始终如一!尤其令人难忘的是他还关心我们的下一代,在我儿子去英国留学时,给予极大的关心支持!化一是我们的好弟弟!我们永远怀念感恩他!愿他一路走好!在天堂不再有病痛!愿秀玲和聆聆奂奂节哀顺便!多多保重!                              
大镇 叩首
Posted by Jo Wu on March 14, 2021
天妒英才!
虽然没有见过张化一表姐夫的面, 但从亲戚朋友及大家的 tributes 中,深深地感受到他的人品、才能及慈善心。得知他的善举已经开始造福社会及患者, 他会放心含笑九泉,安息无病无痛的天堂! 愿表姐夫一路走好!
愿秀玲表姐及家人节哀顺变!保重!
小茹表妹叩首
Posted by Fiona Lee on March 14, 2021
Uncle Huayi was an incredibly warm and generous man with a brilliant mind. Someone I inspired to be growing up. Thank you for the kindness he has shown me over the years. I will always treasure his memories.
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Posted by Min Zheng on March 14, 2021
张化一先生是我的妹夫。他为人大度 慷慨,长期以来作为女婿的他,对妻子老年父母的照顾在经济上做了非常大贡献,使得她们安享晚年,生活無憂。谢谢化一。
张化一长期以来,一直被自身免疫系统疾病伤害,以致身体越来越衰弱,最终在65岁的壮年离去。我们全家都感到不舍。并祝张化一先生往生极乐世界。
妹夫一路好走。郑民 叩首。
Posted by Fuchun Zhang on March 14, 2021
Huayi was a calm and enthusiastic thinker, a great friend. He is sorely remembered.     Fuchun Zhang

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Posted by Siuling Zhang on April 14, 2021
五七,35天过去了。今天的心情特别悲伤。
昨天下午带你回到Naples, 你是那样的期待着在这里安度退休后的日子。
Posted by Lisa Christopher Stine on March 25, 2021
I was so very sorry to hear of Dr. Zhang’s untimely passing. He and his lovely wife have been sustaining visionary supporters of our medical research for the last decade at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. Together, they established an enduring research fund that would go on to allow us to unlock many mysteries of myositis and related lung diseases. Through their generous support, we have been able to better understand the pathophysiology of these cryptic illnesses, improve diagnostic testing, and enhance treatments and outcomes for our patients. We published well over 100 scientific papers together as a team. We grew from a small Center of just 4 doctors in 2007 to now 13 physicians and researchers. Our research was exciting to young physicians who joined the effort to study these challenging and complex illnesses. This excitement was a direct result of the data we were able to gather from the funding support we were given. We had the ability to pursue important research questions that were at times deemed too early for federal grant support. It was through these early studies that we were able to get needed pilot data to secure federal funding to go on to do further studies. Our research is often quoted worldwide. Indeed, I have been fortunate to give talks on six continents teaching the world about what we have learned in the field of autoimmune muscle diseases. We owe a debt of gratitude that could not adequately be repaid in these words. Please know that I will miss Dr. Zhang‘s quiet smile. I loved the interaction between him and his wife. As a physician, I had the privilege of knowing him in a medical capacity, but more importantly, getting to know him and Ms. Zhang as the amazing people that they are was the real joy. My condolences to the entire family, including his beautiful children. As always, I wish we had more time together; however, I carry him with me every day as I try to do better for every patient with myositis. His vision will have a lasting legacy on every patient who is touched by this disease. I am a better person for having known Dr. Zhang.
Posted by Siuling Zhang on March 23, 2021
34th Anniversary
翻看着旧照片,回想起一起经历的许许多多往事,心情不再那么焦虑。
his Life

Philanthropy in Medical Research 生物医学研究慈善家

Having experienced the devastating effects of polymyositis, an autoimmune disease, and pulmonary fibrosis, Huayi became a dedicated advocate of medical research and clinical treatments, determined to help others touched by similar diseases.
化一在经历了多发性肌炎(一种自身免疫系统和肺纤维化疾病)的病痛中决定大力支持对这种疾病机理和治疗方法的研究,以便帮助更多的患者解除病痛。

In 2011, he established the Zhang Family Endowed Chair in Microbiology and Immunology at Stony Brook University and in 2017, an endowed chair in Rheumatology. These endowed chairs have helped, and continue to help Stony Brook University recruit and retain world-class researchers in the fields of immunology, virology, and infectious diseases.
2011年,化一在纽约石溪大学建立了张氏微生物学和免疫学冠名教授职位,2017年又在该大学建立了风湿学冠名教授职位。这些捐赠持续帮助纽约石溪大学招聘和拥有在免疫学,病毒学,传染病学,及风湿病学领域世界级水平的研究学者。

In 2012, he and his wife established the “Huayi and Siuling Discovery Fund” at Johns Hopkins University Myositis Center. This funded the research of chief investigators Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine and Dr. Sonye Danoff to better understand and treat this rare disease. They have published numerous results since the fund was established.
在2012年,化一和夫人在约翰.霍普金斯大学的肌炎研究中心设立了‘化一和秀玲探索基金’用来支持该中心的首席研究员克里斯托弗.斯汀博士和索尼.丹诺夫博士对罕见肌炎的深入研究和治疗。自从基金的建立至今,研究发现和成果已经在多家医学论文杂志上发表。

Huayi was also a lifetime advocate of traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 2006, he and Siuling have provided funding for world-class Chinese Medicine lecturers to teach at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2011, a research project called PROLUNG was initiated by them to study the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine to treat pulmonary fibrosis. A clinical trial was conducted at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Chinese Medicine from August 2018 to May 2020. The draft of the clinical trial result was written on February 10th, 2021 and is awaiting publication.
化一还长期提倡传统中医。自2006年以来,他和夫人提供了资金资助世界级中医大师们到纽约中医药学院授课。2011年他们发起和支持了‘PROLUNG’研究项目旨在探讨用中药治疗肺纤维化的效果。香港大学中医学院已经在2018年8月至2020年5月进行了临床试验。试验结果已在2021年2月10日写成论文即将发表。

1955 - 1989

化一于1955年12月3号出生在上海。自幼聪颖文秀,深得父母钟爱。至学龄,先就读于上海市黄浦区六合路小学,三年级时被选入上海外语学院附属小学。他不喜言谈,擅手工,且手巧异常。低年级时就爱 摆弄飞机模型,也无人教他,他自己看说明,琢磨图纸,很快就能拆装自如。到三、四年级,拆装的就是半导体了,也是无师自通。

Huayi was born on December 3, 1955 in Shanghai, China. He spent two years at Shanghai Liuhe Road elementary school before being transferred to the elementary school affiliate of Shanghai University of Foreign Languages. There he laid a solid foundation of English.  He was quiet, but very handy, and enjoyed many Do It Yourself projects, assembling many things such as an airplane model and radio.

就读于上海市成都中学时。 他不仅文理兼优,又喜于音乐,是校文艺宣传队的二胡演奏员。

He then studied at Shanghai Chengdu Middle School, where he excelled in both liberal arts and science. There he became interested in music, and joined the school band. 

1972年中学毕业,化一被分配到上海新新机器厂当钳工。在做好本职工作之外开始学习哲学,观察社会,考虑人生,并且写过不少关于时事政治的文章。因此被誉为厂里的“秀才”。他对自然科学一直抱有浓厚的兴趣。利用业余时间自习了微积分,理论力学等课程。

In 1972, Huayi was assigned to a factory in Shanghai as a fitter where he had a reputation for being a responsible and handy worker. In his free time wrote many articles about political affairs and social issues. He also maintained a study list and studied hard so that he could attend college after the end of the Cultural Revolution. One of his favorite topics was natural science.

1977年恢复高考,化一以优异的成绩考入中国科技大学近代物理系。这是他人生中的一大转折点。 当时科大数学系的一位教授在高考前到上海作招生宣传,偶然从他的亲戚那里得知化一的自学经历。于是就找上门出了一份数学考卷。一改完卷子他就动员化一报考科大。结果就促成了化一和科大的缘分。

When the Chinese government re-established college entrance exams in 1977, Huayi
was well prepared. With high exam scores, he was admitted to the Chinese University of Science and Technology, majoring in Physics. This was a major turning point in his life.

科大是化一人生中一个重要的阶段。由于之前的自学,起点比大多数同学高,他担任了班级学习委员。 但他不对分数过分看重。却注重知识的广度和深层理解,善于独立思考,不随意附和。课余时间,积极参加各种活动。利用自己的才艺和英语功底,自编自导英语舞台剧《半夜鸡叫》代表本系参加全校汇演;组织并参演男声四重唱,广受师生好评。在校期间, 化一热心帮助同学,不论是学习上答疑解难,还是情感上疏通解惑。他发起组织校际联谊会,为同学提供交友机会并促成恋爱对象。科大给化一提供了人生起飞的平台。经三年刻苦学习, 提前考取系里CUSPEA两个名额之一,成了同学膜拜的榜样。离开科大后,化一心系科大,是科大海外校友基金会发起及最大捐资人之一, 也是1997年科大“爱心行动”捐款最多的校友。

University was a critical stage in Huayi’s life. As a result of prior self-study, he had a head start compared to the rest of the class and was selected as class representative in charge of studies for the class. He was a dedicated student and worked hard to broaden his knowledge base and gain a deeper understanding of various subjects. He was also an independent thinker and refused to blindly follow others. But Huayi wasn't just a dedicated student, he was also very involved in extracurricular activities. He screen-wrote and directed an English stage play《The rooster crows at midnight》and organized a male quartet group whose performances were well received. During college life, Huayi often helped his fellow classmates. Whether it be tutoring academic subjects or resolving emotional issues, Huayi did his best to help. University provided a good platform for Huayi to launch to his next phase in life. After 3 years of hard work, he took the CUSPEA exam a year ahead of graduation and became one of 2 students in his department to pass, becoming the idol of the class. After graduation, he never forgot about supporting USTC. He was an initiator and one of the largest donors of the USTC Oversea Alumni Fund. He was also a generous donor for the 1997 USTC Fund Drive for Supporting Under-Privileged Students.

CUSPEA是由美籍华人物理学家,诺贝尔奖得主李政道教授发起的“中美物理联合招考”考试。作为这个高声望项目的第一期赴美学生, 化一于1981年九月来到美国弗吉尼亚州黑堡镇的弗吉尼亚理工大学物理系攻读物理博士,在David Roper教授指导下研究物理计算理论,于1987年获得物理博士学位。

The CUSPEA (China-US Physics Examination and Application) program is sponsored by Professor Tsung-Dao Lee, a Chinese American physicist and a Nobel Prize Laureate. Huayi was in the first batch of students from this prestigious program. He matriculated at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA in 1981 for the Ph.D. program in physics, studying and conducting research in computational physics under Professor David Roper before receiving his Ph.D. in 1987.

在弗吉尼亚理工大学期间,化一的同学朋友们对他的睿智,成熟和远见非常尊重和钦佩。他广读博览,知识渊博,被大家称为“智者”。他平时多思少语,但在讨论分析问题时逻辑清晰令人信服。

During his years at Virginia Tech, Huayi was well respected and admired by his friends and classmates for his wisdom, maturity and foresight. He read extensively and was considered a “wiseman” by many of his friends. He spoke little, but often displayed great clarity and logic when he did.

除了在学术上非常出色,化一热爱生活,拥抱美国文化。他坚信使美国伟大的基础:个人自由。如何保护这些自由成为他下半生最热情地追求之一。

In addition to excelling in academics, Huayi loved life, embraced American culture, and deeply believed in its foundation, the individual freedom. Preserving and defending this freedom became one of his great passions later in his life.

化一人生中另一个重要的里程碑也是发生在黑堡:他在这里认识了郑秀玲女士,恋爱结婚。以后三十多年,他们相濡以沫,互敬互爱,直到他人生的最后一刻。

It was also in Blacksburg where Huayi had another life-changing event: he met, fell in love with and married the love of his life, Siuling. They have been together for three decades, up until the last day of his life.

1989 - 2019

In 1989, Huayi joined Kepler Financial Management located in Long Island, New York. When Renaissance acquired Kepler in 1992, Huayi became a principal researcher at Renaissance, helping devise the company’s mathematical trading system. He retired in January 2020, after working there for 30 years.

1989年加入位于纽约长岛的Kepler Financial Management公司。1992年,该公司与Renaissance Technologies (文艺复兴科技公司)合并。化一是公司的元老,一直也是公司华裔雇员心中的老大哥。在工作了三十年后,化一于2020年1月退休。
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悼念化一

Shared by Bianjia Li on April 13, 2021
远处望山,特别能感受那山的雄伟和气派。做为化一的校友和秀玲的好朋友,在化一走后,总是有那远处望山的感觉。感叹化一学业的杰出和家庭的完满。

化一是中国科学技术大学(简称科大)774的毕业生。77代表是1977 年入校的。4代表是在近代物理系学习。

1977 年,在停止了十年之后,国内第一次举行了普通高等学校招生全国统一考试(简称高考)。是有史以来竞争最激烈的一年。那年570万人参加高考。27万人被录取。化一是之一。

科大做为当时国内前三所大学其中的一所,77年只录取了738名学生。化一是之一。

在科大所有科系中,近代物理系的录取分数是最高的。当时每年只录取二三十名学生。化一是之一。

由李政道先生倡导的”中美联合培养物理类研究生计划”(CUSPEA) 当时每年从全国挑选100 左右学生,赴美留学,攻读物理和相关领域的博士学位。化一又是之一。

好朋友秀玲,漂亮、伶俐、善良,格外的能干,且非常的肯干。化一与她组成了家庭,育有两个孩子,一男一女。这次,化一是全世界最幸福的人之一。

化一的一生,家庭幸福、学业和事业有成。就像座雄伟壮观的大山。远远望去,那大山郁郁葱葱、翠绿常青。


科大7911,Bianjia Li

Morning Joy!

Shared by Janet Bateman on March 21, 2021
Huayi is someone I will  never forget. I know he was a brilliant thinker and helped make Rennaisance what it is today. I will always remember his kind demeanor, his beautiful smile and contagious laugh. I was lucky enough to serve him breakfast each morning at Renaissance.  He never had to say a word, I knew what he wanted and tried very hard not to break that yolk every day!  If I did, I would beg his forgiveness and offer to make him another egg. He would flash thatsmile at me and of course refuse.   Then I would say, “Huayi, you are the best!”  Huayi was the only one that I actually delivered breakfast to, leaving the kitchen to present it on his dining table.
Huayi was my morning joy!  Taken too soon. RIP my sweet friend, till we meet again~

追忆张化一

Shared by Wei Gu on March 16, 2021
惊悉张化一离世,非常遗憾和难过。虽然知道他病重,但是想到他在秀玲的精心照顾下,同疾病頑强战斗了这么多年,这次也许可以挺过来。可惜世间还是没有办法能留住他,过早地让他离开了可爱的妻子和儿女。
大约20多年前我们住在长岛,在伟康和小明的引见下有缘和秀玲和化一相识。之后我们在长岛的几年孩子们经常在一起玩,女士们更是经常一起念念妈妈经。两个家庭结下了情分。聚会时化一给我们的印象是个很独特,睿智 和低调的人。对社会和生活很有独特的见解。每回相聚大家享用美食,相谈甚欢。我们还一起去过他们在New Jersey 的度假屋滑雪,度过了快乐的时光。回想起来那时候大家都年轻健康,真好!
我们离开长岛后两家女士一直经常自然而然地联系着,使两家的情分陪伴着我们一起走过明媚,晴朗和风风雨雨的时光。我们很敬佩化一捐赠大学医学研究经费和其他慈善的心行。我们也知道这些年秀玲为了治好化一的病,调解他的身体,让他生活得有质量,苦读中医,烹饪高质量健康食品,精心照顾,这让我们非常佩服和感动。化一有这么一位贤妻真是三生有幸!
家有儿女个个成才,今后他们的生活道路上父爱会永远伴随。
化一安息吧,天堂没有疾病和痛苦!
衷心希望秀玲,聆聆,奂奂节哀,保重。把以后的日子过好,是对化一最好的纪念。让化一在天之灵保佑你们,一切平安,健康,快乐,幸福!
                                     顾葳,吴铭,天石(Allen)