YU, TING-CHOU ("T.C.") T.C. Yu, 31, of San Diego, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Sharp Memorial Hospital. Born in Taipei, Taiwan on August 4, 1974, T.C. arrived in the United States, on November 14, 1987, not speaking any English. After settling here, he graduated with honors from Mira Mesa High School in 1992. In 1997, T.C. graduated from San Diego State University with not one, but two degrees: a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Statistics along with a minor in accounting. That same year he became a citizen. He then taught mathematics in the Adult Education Program at San Diego High School. In 1998, T.C. joined CIC Research, Inc. in San Diego as the company's network administrator and programmer. In 2004, T.C. returned to SDSU to pursue an MBA while working full time. When he was not working or studying, T.C. "relaxed" by scuba diving, sky diving, and debating his friends. He was truly a person of strength and generosity who had an infectious laugh, well-developed calf muscles, and a devotion to his friends and family. He is survived by his loving mother, Linda Pao Yu Chiang, of Taiwan; devoted partner, Mark Vezzola; aunts and uncles, including Annie Yen Chiang of Poway, and cousins, Cindy, Sherri, and Mae Yen. T.C. is also survived by Mark's parents, Ruth (Glenn) and Louis (Beth) who loved him very much. At his request, T.C. will be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea in a private ceremony. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Park Manor Suites Hotel at 525 Spruce St., San Diego. Donations may be made to the Ting-Chou Yu Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Campanile Foundation, SDSU, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182-8035.Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jun. 30, 2006.