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In Memory of

Min Zhou

March 5, 1957 - September 4, 2017

Obituary


Michael Min Zhou, 60, of Cary, NC, passed away on September 4, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion Hospice Home in Durham. He was born on March 5, 1957 in China to Jing Yu Zhou and De Ying Li.

Michael graduated from HuGuang Middle and High School and graduated with a BS in Analytical Chemistry from East China University of Sciences & Technology, all in Shanghai, China. Michael worked as a Chief Scientist in Shanghai No. 3 Pharmaceutical Plant before relocating to the United States. Once in the US, he graduated with a MS...

Michael Min Zhou, 60, of Cary, NC, passed away on September 4, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion Hospice Home in Durham. He was born on March 5, 1957 in China to Jing Yu Zhou and De Ying Li.

Michael graduated from HuGuang Middle and High School and graduated with a BS in Analytical Chemistry from East China University of Sciences & Technology, all in Shanghai, China. Michael worked as a Chief Scientist in Shanghai No. 3 Pharmaceutical Plant before relocating to the United States. Once in the US, he graduated with a MS in Food Sciences from University of Hawaii and went on to attain his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

Michael was a well accomplished principal Analytical Lead Scientist and an expert on Quality/Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, and Validation Subject Matter. He was a frequent speaker, industry renowned and respected thought mentor and leader. In the last 20 years, he worked as a Principal Scientist/Team Leader with Purdue Pharma L.P.; as a Group Leader with Johnson & Johnson Company; as a Director with Catalent; a Director with Scynexis, Inc.; a Director with Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.; as a Consultant with Pars Pharmaceutical Consulting; as a Director with Forest Laboratories, Inc.; a Consultant with Lachman Consultants; and as a Consultant with The Quantic Group, Ltd.

As a well-established scientist, Michael also cherished his family and enjoyed his life. He found pleasure with golfing, traveling, singing Peking Opera, fishing, crab-catching and playing cards with family and friends. His life was enriched and colorful.

On March 27, 1984, Michael married Sheree Zhongqi Wang, sharing their happy lives together for more than 33 years. She survives along with Michael's two sons: Gary Zhou and William Zhou. He is also survived by his sister, Jackie Zhou; and other family and friends.

Family will receive friends on Saturday afternoon, September 16, 2017 from 2-3 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 3 pm in the funeral home chapel, with interment to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.