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Alice Lin

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 24, 2015 @ 11:28 am In Durham,Obituaries | 7 Comments

Alice Lin (nee Mu-rong Poo or Mujung Pu) passed peacefully in her family’s presence on 5-21-15 after a heroic battle with cancer, at the age of 72. Born in Chengdu, China, Alice grew up in Taiwan, and lived in the US for over 50 years. With a PhD in social work from Columbia University, she was an accomplished administrator and consultant. Her achievements included serving as Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Office of Mental Health, and as a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  In the past two decades she provided consulting services to local governments throughout the United States.  She was also the author of the book “Grandmother Had No Name.” Alice was a loving wife and mother, and is survived by her husband of 48 years, Nan Lin, as well as her brothers Mu-ming and Muchou, her sons Ho and Ping Lin, her daughter-in-law Sophia, and her grandchildren, Elinor and Gilbert.  She will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service, to be held at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main Street, Durham NC 27701, commencing at 2pm on May 30th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Dr. Alice Mujung Lin to the Duke Cancer Institute to support ovarian cancer research.  Checks may be written to the Duke Cancer Institute and contributions may be mailed to the following address:


Duke Cancer Institute Office of Development

710 W. Main St., Suite 200

Durham, NC  27701


Donations can also be made online at https://www.gifts.duke.edu/dci. Please indicate on the check or online designation that it should go to the Dr. Alice Mujung Lin Fund for Ovarian Cancer.

Condolences for the family of “Alice Lin”

Condolence from David Klein on May 24th, 2015 4:21 pm

Ho and Ping – my condolences on the loss of your mother.

David Klein

Condolence from Kristen, Joshua, Katherine, and Andrew Christensen on May 25th, 2015 1:38 pm

Our thoughts are with your family. Peace be with you.

Condolence from Christopher Bernard on May 25th, 2015 1:45 pm

I met her only a few times, but I knew her as a kind, gracious and very generous lady. Peace to you all in this difficult time.

Condolence from Christopher Arnold on May 25th, 2015 10:53 pm

Thank you for your kindness and generosity over the years.

We will miss you!

Christopher Arnold

Condolence from Ai-jen Poo on May 26th, 2015 10:34 am

I have many fond memories of Aunt Alice from childhood. She was smart, strong and lived well. I’m so glad she transitioned peacefully. I know she touched many people. My thoughts are with her family, especially my cousins Ho and Ping.

Condolence from Jyl Tribley-Moore on May 26th, 2015 2:29 pm

Nan, Ho, Ping & Sophia,

Mrs. Lin was so dear to me and my family. She was always so caring, generous and always there for my Mom. May you all find peace and strength in the memories of her and I will always hold her in a special place in my heart.

Jyl & Family

Condolence from Martin Cohen on May 27th, 2015 2:46 pm

So sorry to hear of Alice’s passing.
I worked with her over many years consulting to states. She was a wonderful colleague.
My sincere sympathies to your entire family.

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