Ting-Chou "T.C." Yu
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 by San Diego Union-Tribune on Jun. 30, 2006.
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Isaac Liu
June 2, 2017
TC was a great person, and he was always trying to make sure everyone was haappy, with a smile on thier face! It is very rare to find a person as sincere as caring as him. His life will not missed but celebrated! My prayers are with you and his family!
Michael Vezzola
July 9, 2006
Mark, Too often in life the value we place on those that have a hold on our hearts and minds is never fully realized until the prospect of their seperation is brought to our attention. If there was one aspect of T.C's life that I am certain that this description did not apply to, it was his relationship with you. He had a concrete understanding of what you brought to his life and never once took this for granted. He lived each day with his own brand of passion and this was one of the things that made him unique. The sadness and shock of his death and our own selfishness for still wanting him in our lives will take a long time to subside but what will always be with is what we learned from him and the simple joys that came from having him in our lives. There is no adequate way for me to fully express my sympathies to you, to T.C's family, and to his extended family and friends. I can only bear witness in our mutual sorrow.
scott miller
July 7, 2006
TC was for many years one of my best friends, no better he was like one of my family members.
Angela Pena
July 6, 2006
Dear Mark,
I know what a terrible thing it is too loose your best friend. TC was a very dear person, who could on occasion get on your nerves, but only for a little while. ;-) He and I would have long conversations on the meaning of Harry Potter in both books and movies. Star Trek: Voyager was another topic we would discuss and other books and movies. I always loved (and envied him sometimes) hearing about his trips to NYC, China, Boston, subadiving, school and all the other things we talked about. I will miss him!
Laura Gidney-Falk
July 6, 2006
I had the pleasure of meeting T.C. four years ago. I work at his eye doctors office. He was a very giving and caring person, which I loved when he came in the office we would talk for hours about life and family, also about the vacation's he took. I always enjoyed his company when he came in. He will be deeply missed by all who know him.I am honor to have met such a fine person in my life.
Stella Prieto
July 6, 2006
TC was one of the first friends I made when I moved to San Diego 6 1/2 years ago. He was always a very, caring, loving and compansionate friend. Doug and I enjoyed his company. He could always make us laugh. We will miss him.
Woody Doolittle
July 6, 2006
Mark, once again, we are so sorry to hear about TC. Woody and I had alot of fun together with TC and we will never forget him. We all had a few good times together and will always remember them as well. He sure had a passion for many things in life and you were one of them. TC was very lucky to have someone like you. I'm glad that he found happiness with you, he deserved it.We will miss him and never forget him.
Our Prayers are with you and your family
Doug Schaefer
July 6, 2006
Knowing TC for the last 5 1/2 years, I am very saddened to hear of his passing. TC always lived life to the fullest, and had fun doing it. He is going to be missed by many.
Kevin Poling
July 5, 2006
Mark, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family, as well as the family of T.C. We love you very much, and hope that your memories bring you comfort.
Bobby and MaryAnn DiNapoli
July 5, 2006
Dear Mark,
We are very grateful to you for bringing T.C. into our family. There are so many happy memories that come to mind when we think of him. His energy for life, his radiant smile, full bodied laugh and best of all his great hugs. Beyond his strong, muscular physique he had a gentle, loving nature that touched all that knew him. Through this difficult time we will smile when we reflect on the happy times we shared together. We will remember our many laughs during dinners, how he loved our display of Christmas lights as well as his playful nature in the snow; the unique snowman you both made in the backyard. There are many acquaintances that we know for a lifetime that have little effect on us; then there are those that come into our life for what appears as a brief moment, like T.C., yet will impact our lives forever. We will always be thankful to T.C. for the love and happiness that he gave to you . Mark we are very proud of the unselfish love and comfort that you gave to T.C. during his illness and know that you are one of those very few that are loved by many. Our hope is that you will be comforted and smile when you think of all of the beautiful memories and love that you and T.C. shared.
We love you very much,
Mom and Glenn
Glenn and Ruth barbour
July 5, 2006
Beyond all the noise that life sometimes becomes,
Is the quiet and peacefulness of the love of someone.
No more joy can be felt than when two faces greet,
And speak without words,
Love…Understanding… Joy…
Like the depths of the ocean, the silence holds its beauty.
Just rest in the moment, breathe, don’t stray.
Stay with me...
Swim in the ocean; lift your face to feel the wind. Stop.
Close your eyes… See me.
The warmth on your face is the sun in the sky,
And the love that we’ve shared as friends you and I.
So while his body will rest in the depths of the sea,
I’ll cry for you and you’ll cry for me.
But as for TC he is strong and free,
Happy… at home, as we all shall be...
Paula Fornes
July 5, 2006
I never met "T.C", but I was very moved by his "Union-Tribune" obituary. I can tell that he was a real "go-getter" full of life and accomplishments. My thoughts go out to his devoted partner Mark, May T.C's soul rest in peace..
Bob Kubie
July 4, 2006
Dear Mark,
Both Dave and I want you to know we share your grief during the loss of your partner TC.
Meeting TC at our home briefly, it was obvious you both were the yin for the other's yang.
Stay strong and focused and may TC rest in eternal sleep.

Cousin David Forslund and Ray Link
Raymond Link
July 4, 2006
Mark: You have my deepest sympathy. I still can't believe TC is gone. It seemed like yesterday that you, me and TC were hanging out at Starbuck on Santa Monica in Weho. I will always remembered him coming up to visit you on the weekends. TC was a great human being that touch all those who knew him. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mark.
Keith Vo
July 3, 2006
I met T.C. on one of his trips to Boston, and every since he has held a special place in my life. He will continue to do so.
Eric Day
July 3, 2006

I only had the opportunity to meet T.C. one time but in that short period saw his humor and wit. He has touched many and will be missed by all.
Michele Swarts
July 3, 2006
TC Louie and I will miss you alot but the memories will be with us forever. You and Mark showed us a great time in San Diego,dining out at that wonderful Italian eatery, walking around checking out cars with Louie, and laughing alot.We had two great Christmas's with you and Mark,again going out to dinner,meeting my children, getting Louie buzzed on shots, and my favorite trying on my fur coat. We have the photos!Mark couldn't have chosen a nicer partner.I know you are looking down on me saying my computer skills still need work! I'll keep trying. T we will help Mark threw this time. love, Beth and Louie XXXOOO
July 2, 2006
Any friend of Mark's is a friend of mine. Mark, I'm sorry I never had the chance to meet TC. You are truly one of my favorite friends and I'm sure he enjoyed having you share in his life. My thoughts are with both of you.
Steve Sarro
July 2, 2006
T.C. will be missed forever by all who knew him.
Ted Reuther
July 1, 2006
While I only knew T.C. briefly, I could see made a profound impression on many lives. His "fiesty" light will shine on brightly for eternity...
Timm E.
July 1, 2006
T.C., although I never knew you in life, I know you loved by evidence of the many who you had to leave behind, but who hold loving memories of you still. Love. There is no other pursuit in life more worthwhile. You have my respect and admiration for finding it in so short a time. While others live and still find it eluding them.
Cuong Nguyen
July 1, 2006
we love you T.we miss you very much.
louisℶ vezzola
July 1, 2006
I'm shocked and sadenned by your passing.
There are many actions and words that I had always wished I could have taken back.
You were always a neat guy and a good friend. You will remain in my heart forever.
Ted Reuther
June 30, 2006
TC, may your soul rest in peace. Your memory will be in our hearts.
Beatriz Trujillo
June 30, 2006
I was blessed to have TC in my life for over two years. TC was full of integrity, heart, and life. TC always stood up for what he thought was right, spoke with honesty, and followed through with his intentions. Always. He had a huge heart and never took family and friends for granted and enjoyed every minute he spent with them. And he had more energy and life in him than 10 other people combined. There was never a dull moment with TC and often my time spent with him was laughing until my sides hurt. He was a great influence on me in so many ways and I am so very lucky to have known him and to have so many wonderful memories. My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to all his loved ones.
June 30, 2006
You are so deeply missed. My life is enriched by having known you and being so fortunate to be able to know you as my friend.
Sara Kasteleyn
June 30, 2006
Skydiving together was just the beginning of many memories that I will always treasure. Being your office-mate at CIC was certainly a challenge but I would do it all over again in a heart beat. You will always remain in my heart and thoughts. Love You..
Adriana Engelbrite
June 30, 2006
Our thoughts are with you. We know that you loved TC very much and that he made you very happy. Remember the good times and that will get you through.
Auntie and Uncle
John Forslund
June 30, 2006
TC, I will always remember your energy and passion for life. Urban Grind will never be the same without you. I know we met each other for a reason, and I cherish the time we got to spend together. Your 'infectious laugh', your competitive nature, your bright red face after just one margarita... I'll miss it all. Love to you always, sweet boy.
Shereen McIntyre
June 30, 2006
My deepest sympathies to you during this very diffucult time. TC touched so many live. I am blessed that he was my friend. I am also blessed that through him, I met another good frind, you. Please know that I am here for you when ever you need.

Scott Tule
June 30, 2006
JP Schuerman
June 30, 2006
To "T.C".s mother Linda Pao Yu Chiang and family,our sincere condolences. Mark my nephew, we are very saddened by "T.C."s passing. We will be praying for "T.C." and all of you this weekend at church.
Love, Mike & Lori
Michael J. Vezzola
June 30, 2006
Dear T.C.:
You have touched our lives and will be missed dearly here at C.I.C. May GOD Bless You and your Family. While our relationship has been largely in the office, T.C. I appreciate having had the opportunity to work and talk with you. I'll close with a prayer:

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that we may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. --The Prayer of St Francis
Best Wishes:
Steven Stanley
June 30, 2006
T.C. you will be be be missed by so many: of your by Mark, by friends, coworkers, by your family and I know my dear sister Lois and I will miss you very much. I know from experience when someone dies so young, that it is especially hard on those who remain behind with your memories forever. May you rest in peace and we will always cherish the times we had together.
Mark Freeman
June 30, 2006
T.C. was very fortunate to have you in his life, and to be there to help his family and friends through this emotionally difficult time. I will see you at next week's memorial. Rich & Terrance
Rich Schulman
June 30, 2006
We'll miss you T.C.
Joe Miller
June 30, 2006
Mark: I'm very sorry for your loss. I only had a chance to meet T.C. on a few occasions, but he always seemed to be a very sweet and caring person. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by you and your family.
Steve Gribben
June 30, 2006
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