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Dr. Samuel C. Chu

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Chu Dr. Samuel C. Chu, 84, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Born in 1929 in Shanghai, China, Dr. Samuel Chu (Sam) lived in the U.S. since the early 1940s. He was educated at Dartmouth College (AB) and Columbia University (MA and PhD). Since 1969, Sam taught at The Ohio State University where he served as the first director of East Asian Studies, retiring in 1995 as Professor Emeritus. Sam was an avid sports fan, particularly passionate about the Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers. A devoted husband, brother, and father, Sam is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lucy K. Chu; his brother, Daniel Chu (Lenore Schiff); his children, Elaine Chu (Elliot Fan), Laura Chu Stokes (Jimmy Stokes) and Jonathan Chu (Sumana Kesh); as well as five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at North Broadway United Methodist Church in Columbus on September 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Samuel Chu to the Ohio Health Foundation online: https://www.ohiohealth.com/foundation-givingopportunities/ with designation to the Paul Dusseau, MD Endowment Fund or by mail: Paul Dusseau, MD Endowment Fund c/o Ohio Health Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., 31st Flr, Columbus, OH 43215.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 6, 2013
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