October 23, 1941 - February 2, 2021
Chung Yu died peacefully at home in Flushing, NY, at the age of 79. Born in Shanghai, China, to parents from Shantou in Guangdong Province, he then moved with his family to Hong Kong, where he completed high school at Wah Yan College in Kowloon, a Jesuit-run English-language school. He then attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and earned a degree in electrical engineering, graduating with distinction. He continued his studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and was awarded MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering.
He devoted his career to academia and was a professor at North Carolina A&T State University in the department of electrical engineering. He lived by the advice he gave to junior professors, teaching, researching, and publishing with gusto throughout his 38-year career. He enjoyed mentoring graduate students over the years and was instrumental in initiating research in his department. He will be remembered for his vocal, caring, and no-nonsense style.
For over 20 years, as a side project, he translated articles from Russian physics journals into English, using the Russian language skills he gained from one graduate course. In retirement, he continued to translate and self-publish as a hobby. He had just finished translations for "Chinese Poems in English" (2021) and was co-translator of "The Art of War - English Translation with Chinese Script" (2020) and "The Sutra of Hui Neng with Chinese Script" (2019).
He is survived by his wife Mei-Lin H. Yu, his daughter Virginia Yu and son-in-law Anthony Kroytor, as well as his siblings Sui Hing Yee, Chok Yu, Raymond Yu, Ho Yu, Kay Yu, Nancy Cheng and Percy Yu and their respective spouses, children, and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the A&T State University Student Emergency Fund in his memory: https://tinyurl.com/3tanzuap
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We will be holding a virtual funeral service, due to the coronavirus pandemic, on February 20, 2021. Please email [email protected]
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Chun Fook Funeral Services
134-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Feb. 7, 2021.