Linbiao Xu, a retired manager from an electrical wire company in Shanghai, China, passed away on January 19, 2023, at the age of 93. Linbiao was born in Wuxi City in Jiangsu Province. He moved from Wuxi to Shanghai at a young age, and worked in a Shanghai Electrical Wire Factory until his retirement. While working at the factory, he met his wife to be, Yunzhu Jiang. The two were married and had four wonderful children together. They made a lovely home in Shanghai. Linbiao enjoyed filling his day by spending time gardening, reading, and exercising. He taught himself cooking after retirement and cooked for his wife every day while they were staying together in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Linbiao’s youngest son, John, left China in 1991 to come to the United States for his MBA study. Linbiao and Yunzhu enjoyed visiting America from China. They would site-see all over America. Linbiao eventually became a US citizen, and he and Yunzhu moved to live in Lexington, MA in the US. It was tough to leave other family members behind in China, especially during the pandemic when travelling to China becomes impossible, but Linbiao was happy to get to video chat with his kids and grandchildren in China and catch up. Linbiao’s family from China also came over to visit him in the US several times in the past years.
Linbiao was the loving husband of Yunzhu Jiang. He was the beloved father of Xianhua Xu & her husband Zhangfu Tian of China, Xionghua Xu & his wife Xiaofang Li of China, Minhua Xu & her husband Heyun Yang of China, and Xiongyi Xu & his wife Hui Zhou of Lexington, MA. He was the dear grandfather of Qijun Tian, Zhuojia Xu, Xiaotian Yang, Jeffrey Xu and Lillian Xu. Linbiao was a beloved friend to many at Greeley Village in Lexington where he lived, and also a dear brother to his church members of Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston.
A visitation will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street, Burlington, MA 01803, on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Burial will be private.
For online guestbook and video tribute see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net .