Ngabuen Johnson (Ngong) Nshom, 63, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2019 in Lowell, MA.
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Ngabuen was born March 15, 1955 in the Village of Babanki-Tungo in the Northwest region of Cameroon. He was the seventh of ten children born to father Nshom and mother Mangwi, both of late. He won a scholarship to study in the United States and graduated from Tennessee State University with Honors with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1978. He obtained his MSEE from Cornell University in 1982. He started his career at the Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY and went on to have a long career working for wireless and mobile telecommunications companies in Massachusetts and Washington State.
He appreciated good company and food, and liked to keep physically fit with soccer, swimming, and racquet sports. He was always quick with a smile and enjoyed visits from family and friends. He was an active member of his community, attending Calvary Baptist Church of Lowell, and sitting on the board of Cameroonians of Lowell Association (CAMOLA). With his former wife, Donna (Cooper), he raised and is survived by five adult children: Montsine, Vimombi, Yufanyi, Aseh and Nayah. He is also survived by three sisters: Abeseh, Anuh and Gejung. His loved ones also include close friends and extended family, many nieces and nephews, including his nephew Vighoti Tifah (wife Juniah) of Lowell, MA. He will be missed by all that knew him. The family would like to thank Northwood Rehabilitation & Care Center for their dedicated care and support of Ngabuen.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. A funeral service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 60 Hastings St., LOWELL on Saturday January 26th at 1:00 PM. KINDLY MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CAMOLA or Calvary Baptist church.