Dudley Cheu Dudley Cheu, Assistant Professor at UOP's Dugoni School of Dentistry and dedicated son, husband, father, and grandfather, died July 3rd, 2009. He was 68. Dudley was born on March 25, 1941 in Canton, China before moving to the United States in 1951. He did his undergraduate work at Pacific Union College, UC Berkeley and USC in Sociology and Biology and received his DDS from Northwestern University in 1970. He earned his MBA from University of Pacific in 1999. After leading a successful private dental practice for over 25 years, Dudley taught dentistry at UOP for 15 years. During his term at the dental school, he was recognized several times by faculty and students in recognition of teaching excellence. He was an active member of the ADA and CDA, volunteering at countless events and programs, serving on many committees, and helping with local arrangements at scientific sessions. His passion for food was unparalleled as travel itineraries were prioritized against proximity to the best local restaurants. If you knew Dudley, most likely you would have shared a meal and engaged in good conversion, excellent food, fine wine, and memorable laughs. His contribution to UOP, dental societies and even his recent trip to Cambodia teaching local dental students was a fine example of his life work and interest; his love for his wife, his boys, grandchildren and his faithfulness to his Mom all sum up such a rich and fulfilled life. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis; beloved wife Genevieve; his two sons, Jason and Derek; and grandchildren, Kaylee, Kellen and Clark. A celebration of Dudley's life will be held at the Marin Art & Garden Center on Sunday July 12, 2009 at 2pm. (30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960) In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory be made to support medical research at UCSF. Donations may be made to the UCSF Foundation/ Dr. Lawrence Way's Research Fund (B1289) in memory of Dr. Dudley Cheu, c/o Sarah Krumholz, 220 Montgomery Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle on Jul. 10, 2009.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
To The Dudley Cheu Family,
Billy, Ciara and I express our sympathy to the Cheu family. Dr. Cheu was a true professional and his "business office professionalism" was evident to all that came in contact with him" there. This quality continues to be evident with all of the staff at the Market Street office.
I was Dr. Cheu's patient long before the office moved to the Market Street address and was always treated with respect and courtesy.
I am very glad that I had the opportunity to met such a gentle and kind human being. Dr. Cheu will be missed.
All the best to the Cheu family.
The Williams' - Billy, Flomer and Ciara
August 3, 2009
Uncle Dudley was one of the nicest people that I have ever met. He was always very thoughtful, considerate and caring. I remember during the few times my family and I visited San Francisco, he would prepare some special local treats for us. He didn't have to do that, but he would put in some extra thoughts just to make sure we had a good time. I will miss you always, Uncle Dudley.
August 3, 2009
Dudley had a great personality and loved to tell stories about his adventures, both abroad and at home. He made the “chair time” fly by and I actually looked forward to my visits. How many people can say that about their dentist!
Dudley went out of his way to help others. He was a good friend and I could always depend on him to give me sound advice. Dudley made the lives of so many people better and richer because of his care and thoughtfulness. Thank you Genevieve, Derek, and Jason for sharing Dudley with us.
WE WILL MISS OUR GOOD FRIEND, DUDLEY CHEU!
July 22, 2009
Thank you all for the kind words - my dad was truly loved by all and will be sorely missed.
July 21, 2009
I joined Dudley in a Health volunteers Overseas teaching assignment in Chengdu, China two years ago. He was a stimulating partner and the experience was most rewarding for me and our students. My sympathy to his family comes from the heart. Hugo Schmidt DDS, presently in Kyiv, Ukraine. Permanent home Laguna Beach, California
July 14, 2009
Truly one of the greatest teachers I have come across, a compassionate and firm instructor. My condolences to the Cheu family. Kenechukwu Eze, DDS
July 13, 2009
My condolences to the Cheu Family. I was a long time patient of Dr. Cheu's, almost from when he started his practice until he retired to pursue his teaching career. He had such a wonderful chairside manner. He made going to the dentist a more pleasant experience!
July 13, 2009
Our most heart-felt condolences to the Cheu family. Dr. Cheu was an outstanding professor and loved by all at Pacific. We are honored to have known him and to call him our friend. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Pacific has lost a great professor...
Vania Ng and Chris Sing
July 13, 2009
Genevieve and Cheu Family Dudley had a full life that will live on in everyone he came in contact with. He epitomized the Humanistic model of education at Pacific Dugoni, was a selfless professional and consummate husband, father and friend. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, The Yarborough Family
July 12, 2009
Our condolences to Cousin Gigi and the Cheu family on the loss of such an outstanding health professional and family man. Our prayers are with the whole family. Margaret Chow David Chow
July 10, 2009
Dr. Cheu was an exceptional clinical instructor at UOP. He always had a warm and welcoming smile on his face and an amazing ability to lighten the atmosphere in the school clinic. He was absolutely the best! Thank you, Dr. Cheu, for being a friend, colleague, and mentor to me. You have touched the lives of many people. May you rest in peace. My deepest condolences go out to the Cheu family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.