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Thomas Yang, civil engineer who worked on Baltimore's aging infrastructure

Thomas Yang, civil engineer who worked on Baltimore's aging infrastructure

Thomas Yang, a retired civil engineer who designed heavily traveled Baltimore bridges, died of a stroke Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 79.

Born in Yangzhou, China, he was the son of Sher-Lan Yang, a school principal, and Mary Yang. As a child, he lived in a city occupied by the Japanese. After World War II, he and his parents moved to Taiwan, where he earned a bachelor's degree at National Taiwan University.

An older brother, Joseph Yang, was the first in the family to move to the U.S. and became a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University.

“I encouraged him to come to the United States and he did,” said Joseph Yang,...

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