Zhongbin "Ben" Zhang

March 15, 1963 - January 28, 2014

Mr. Ben Zhang, age 50, of Frisco, Texas passed away on January 28, 2014 in Frisco, Texas. He was born on March 15, 1963 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China to Wensheng Zhang and Xin Ma. On February 14, 1992, Ben married Ming Zhou in Shanghai, China. Ben was a well respected Food Processing Engineer in the food and beverage industry.

Ben was confirmed in his Christian faith in November, 2011 and attended Frisco Community Bible Church. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Food Science from University of Guelph, Canada in 1998 and joined National Food Processors Association in 1999. Starting 2002, Ben worked as a Research Scientist at Hormel Foods in
Minnesota for 5 years and since 2007 he had been a Senior Principal Engineer at PepsiCo-Frito Lay (Plano). In his spare time, Ben enjoyed running and watching football games.

Ben is survived by his wife, Ming Zhou of Frisco, Texas; two sons, Jonathan Zhang and Matthew Zhang.

Ben is preceded in death by his father, Wensheng Zhang and mother, Xin Ma.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, 2525 Central Expy N, Allen, TX 75013.

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My dear friend, I am so shocked to know this news today (02/28/14). I should have read trhough that email from IFTPS (the news was on the bottom). May you rest in peace and I will pray for your family. Dongsheng (Don) Guan, February 28, 2014 Our hearts go out to Ben's family.When I heard this sad news, I just could not believe it.We never meet again after we graduated from Wuxi Institute of Light Industry (now name as JiangNan University), but I do remember his face and his smile. Ben is in our thoughts and memories. Jianfei Jeffrey XU, February 23, 2014 I was so shocked to learn this and did not sleep well last night. I kept thinking why he was gone so young! so early! It is not fair to him and his family. I was in Dallas January 17 and tried to call him and to visit his family, I then realized I did not have his home phone number. What a miss! Zhongbin and I attended graduate school together in Wuxi Institute of Light Industry. We shared the dorm room. Interestingly we went to the same university and same department in Canada in the same time frame. We still kept close contact since we came to the states. How come I did not learn this shocking news until now? Zhongbin is such a nice guy to be with. I remember a few years ago my manager came to me and said: "I met your friend on airplane and he was saying lots of good words about you". That's Zhongbin. He is very friendly to anybody. He always had a smile on his face. His laugh would usually follow upon finishing his sentence. At this moment I could still felt his smiling and laughing. May God take care of Zhongbin. May Zhongbin continue laughing and smiling in heaven and forever. Shengying Zhou, February 19, 2014 My dear old classmate!Sorry I got this news so late.I remember our last chat in weixin,why do you leave our people love you so hurry?I'll pray for you in my daily lessons! Jerry Zhu, February 18, 2014 Ben’s laugh and distinct voice are still fresh in my mind. He was a very nice man who everybody enjoyed working with. He was very smart that I did not have to worry about food safety of any our products. He was not only a colleague but also a good friend. Ben was an irreplaceable loss. I am struggling with the terrible loss of Ben. I pray for his family to be strong and healthy during this most difficult time. Sevugan Palaniappan, February 12, 2014 Ben was a good friend and colleague. He will be remembered for his smile, wit, and open personality. In addition, he was a brilliant mind and an amzingly knowledgeable process authority who could easily relate a highly technical concept into layman's terms. I can see Ben now at my office door or on the road enjoying a local brew after a long day with that big grin on his face and that contagious laugh. Cheers, Ben, you will be sorely missed!! Jeff Kuehm, February 6, 2014 Our hearts go out to Ben's family. We will greatly miss Ben at Frito Lay. He was so wonderful to work with, and he was always helpful and cheerful to everyone he worked with. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ann Atkins, February 6, 2014