February 6, 1948 – April 20, 2018
On the morning of April 20th, 2018, with his wife by his side, Youe-Tsyr Chu opted to return his defective body to the manufacturer. After half a decade of tinkering with software updates, hardware replacements and reprogramming the code that had gone a bit haywire, he decided to move on to a model that was purely virtual and is now enjoying being entirely cloud-based.
“UT,” as his friends called him, was a nerd and a joker, a scientist with faith, and a lover of fancy gadgets and tech toys. In the last few days, when he weighed less than a laptop and could barely keep his screen on, he would speak in only the way that an engineer and computer geek could - "I can fix this, I just need to reboot the system..." The evening before he passed, he whispered to my sister, "I can't walk out this can I?" "Of course, Daddy, of course we can get out of this, I will walk with you until we do," she said to him.
We can't help but be both heartbroken and furious with him for leaving us so soon. We raise his lifelong happy soul into the atmosphere, while we deliver his physical body back to our earth. We will miss his card tricks, his humor, his dedication, but most of all, we will miss his brilliant mind and quiet way he showed his love for his family.
Youe-Tsyr received a PhD in Physics @ the University of TN, worked for the past 30 years at Zellweger Uster Technologies and is survived by his wife, Sheue-Ching, his daughters, Nancy & Jessica, as well as his grandson, Declan.
His new email address is: UT@kingdomofheaven.net
- Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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January 3, 2019
I am saddened to just now learn of Dr. Chu's passing. He was an inspiration to me, and always treated me with respect. I am sure he is missed by all who knew him.
He sold me his blue Toyota van that I believe his wife used for her store and I drove it a long time. We shared puzzles and riddles from time to time, I always tried to stump him, but he was too smart. Even everyone could be as kind as YT the world would be a different place.
My deepest condolences, even if they are somewhat late.
Glenn Irick Sr
April 25, 2018
You-T was a friend to all that had the privilege to know him. Never a harsh word to anyone always love and kindness . One of his proudest moment he shared with me was the birth of his Grandson. He was very proud of him and he shared his accomplishments with me until I retired. He will be missed by all of us that knew and loved him. Even though he will not be with us again in this life, all we need to see him is to search our hearts. There he will live until we see him in our heavenly home. I will miss you Dr. Chu.
Glenn E. Irick Sr.