于镇洵 YuChenHsum

October  25th, 1939 April  26th, 2024
USA
于镇洵 YuChenHsum

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

Obituary

Mr. Yu, Chen Hsum 于镇洵 (aka "Jason Yu"), 84 passed away peacefully at home on April 26, 2024, surrounded by family. He was a longtime resident of Marietta, GA and recently of Pittsburgh, PA and Flushing, NY. His wife of 53 years, Chen, Youe Oh 程月娥 (aka "Diana Yu"), predeceased him. He is survived by a son, Allen Yu (wife Kameron); a daughter, Lena Yu Scott (husband Gregory); granddaughters Kaitlyn Yu and Alexa Yu; and two elder sisters and a younger brother residing in China and Taiwan.

Mr. Yu was born in 1939, in the year of the rabbit, in Shandong province, China. He emigrated from the People’s Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution and resettled in Seoul, South Korea, with a brief tumultuous interlude in North Korea. He met his wife while they were both young teachers, he of mathematics and sciences and she of Chinese literature and poetry. They married in 1967 and started their family.

He received his BS and MS degree from National Taiwan University, both in chemical engineering. He was awarded a placement for his PHD in the United States but was not able to accept as he had just started a family and the offer was not inclusive of them. He remained in Seoul to be with his family and was an eminent educator in mathematics and the sciences. He eventually fulfilled his dream of coming to America with his family in 1980, initially to Houston before permanently settling in metro Atlanta.

In the US, he was a successful restaurateur and owner-operator of the Ming Garden in suburban Atlanta, where the Atlanta Journal and Constitution pronounced his restaurant to be one of the top two best Chinese restaurants in Atlanta. He also obtained a stock broker license and commercial real estate license upon retirement from restaurant business to further pursue interests in investment ventures.

He was a man of many appreciations and talents, including golf, travel, Chinese cuisine, philosophy, gambling, investments, politics and above all family. He was a proud citizen of the United States, and his source of greatest satisfaction was the success and happiness of his children in their adopted homeland.

The family extends heartfelt appreciation to his personal caregiver, Ms. Du, Guirong 杜桂荣 (aka "Grace"), who was an integral part of loving home care for nearly six years.

Arrangements are entrusted to Chun Fook Funeral Home in NY. Mr. Yu Chen Hsum will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. Celebrations of life will be private. He was a consummate scholar, family man, teacher, entrepreneur, friend, philosopher, and benefactor of everything and everyone he touched. He will echo into eternity, and we are grateful.

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May 20, 2024
A beloved father, a beloved grand-father, a beloved man who left us with memories of love through his goodness, wisdom and kindness. A life fully lived and given for his family is the life we all aspire. Thank your excellence and the wonderful memories you gave to the girls.

@Kameron
Kameron Yu
May 13, 2024
Dear Lena,
My deepest sympathies for you and your family. What a full and impressive life your father had. A man who put his family first and rejected an early opportunity to.come to America demonstrates his fierce love of family. So.many warm and happy photographs. He was obviously proud of you and Allen. I am sure he will be sorely missed.
Linda Pretz
May 12, 2024
Dearest Lena and family ,
My heart felt condolences during this difficult time. What an amazing life your father led ~ his accomplishments are beyond impressive. I’m proud to know and love his daughter!
Christine Scott
Christine Scott
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