OBITUARY

Sau-Yin Yau

March 21, 1928November 12, 2021
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Mrs. Sau-Yin Yau, age 93, passed away peacefully Friday morning, November 12, 2021 at Wellbrooke of Carmel.

Born in a southern province in China, she moved her family to Hong Kong and then immigrated to the United States settling in Chicago, IL, in 1968.

Sau-Yin built her skill set running a dry cleaners and taking cooking lessons, then opening up the first Chinese restaurant, Chinatown, in downtown Carmel, IN in 1975. She learned to drive at age 40, she was an experienced and fruitful gardener, and even at age 89 would walk a mile to buy a gallon of milk by herself.

She led by example. There was never a job too large or too small that she would not tackle. She was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. We will miss her every day.

Sau-Yin is preceded in death by her husband, Tse-Ming and son, Sammy Yau. She is survived by three sons and three daughters-in-law, (Elizabeth), Flickie Sam (Sharon), Joseph (Kee), Thomas. She was a loving Grandmother to four grandchildren, Felix (Jessica), Sean (Whitney), Megan (Steve), Sherman (Stephanie) and three great-grandchildren, Sofia, Henry, and Benjamin. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

A visitation for Sau-Yin will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Leppert Mortuaries – Carmel, 900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, Indiana 46032, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 AM. Burial will be scheduled at a later date in Chicago, IL.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that friends and family plant a vegetable in their garden in Sau-Yin's Memory.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.leppertmortuarycarmel.com for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Tse-Ming, Husband (deceased)
  • Sammy, Son (deceased)
  • Flickie Sam (Sharon), Son
  • Joseph (Kee), Son
  • Thomas, Son
  • Elizabeth, Daughter-in-law
  • Felix (Jessica), Grandchild
  • Sean (Whitney), Grandchild
  • Megan (Steve), Grandchild
  • Sherman (Stephanie), Grandchild
  • Sofia, Great Grandchild
  • Henry, Great Grandchild
  • Benjamin, Great Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • We ask that friends and family plant a vegetable in their garden in Sau Yin's Memory

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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