Yong H. Sung, Ph.D

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Yong H. Sung, Ph.D. of Winfield

A funeral service for Dr. Yong H. Sung, 60, of Winfield, formerly a longtime resident of Glen Ellyn and Wheaton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Williams Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. Born Aug. 19, 1940, in Seoul, Korea, he died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his home, after battling ALS with his faith, courage and bravery for two years. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn. Raised in Seoul, Dr. Sung attended KyungDong High School, received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Seoul National University, in 1964, and a master of arts degree in industrial psychology from the Graduate School of Seoul National University in 1968. He also served as a corporal in the Army Hospital in Seoul from 1964 to 1966. Dr. Sung married Heabock "Lynn" Suk on Aug. 21, 1969, and that same year he and Lynn came to the United States for further education. His daughter, Sylvia, was born Oct. 2, 1970, in Atlanta, Ga. In 1975 he received his doctorate in organizational psychology with a minor in business administration from the Graduate School of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For the past 30 years, Dr. Sung enjoyed very successful and productive careers as a research scientist in the fields of decision making, organizational behavior and aptitude measurement. From 1967 to 1969, he was a researcher at the Korean Institute for Research in Behavior Sciences (KIRBS) in Seoul; from 1975 to 1992, he worked for the Geo. J. Ball, Inc., Multi-National Horticultural Corporation serving as a director/senior scientist from 1981 to 1985 at the Ball Foundation in Glen Ellyn, and as chairman of the executive committee from 1981 to 1985. …