Shirley H. Wu

March 19, 1935April 5, 2021

SHIRLEY H. WU Shirley H. Wu (nee Chan), 86 years old, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021. Shirley was a lifelong resident of New City. She was born on March 19, 1935 to S.H. and May En Chan in China. She bravely emigrated to the United States on her own and enrolled as a college student. She graduated from Caldwell College and married the love of her life, Stephen L. Wu, in 1961. Shirley, always good with numbers, first assisted her husband at his restaurant before opening and managing her own successful restaurant. Shirley was known for her thriftiness, work ethic, and creativity. She enjoyed cooking, and sewing, and hosting large family parties. She did all this while also raising 4 children. Her greatest joys came from her family, and getting a good bargain! Shirley and Stephen enjoyed retirement as snowbirds spending winters in Palm Coast, Florida, and summers in Tarrytown, NY for 20 years. She is survived by her daughters Teresa Scott (Logan), Victoria Zazyczny (John); her son Stephen J. (Kari) She is also survived by her 2 sisters and 4 brothers, many brothers and sisters in law, and ten grandchildren in addition to many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband Stephen L. and loving daughter Angela. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Family will plan a Christian Burial at a later date at Gethsemane Cemetery at Rockland Lake, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956 or to the Maryknoll Missionaries,

STEPHEN L. WU Stephen L. Wu, 84 passed away the morning of April 7, 2020 after contracting Covid-19. Stephen is survived by his beloved wife Shirley, his children, Teresa Wu Scott, Victoria Wu Zazyczny and Stephen J. Wu, his sons-in-law, Logan Scott and John Zazyczny, his daughter-in-law Kari Wu and grandchildren, Kyle, Sydney, Sarah, Laura, Kelly, Calvin, Parker, Nathan, Aidan and Katie. He is predeceased by his daughter, Angela Wu. He also leaves behind many of his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Stephen Wu was born on May 6, 1935 in Ningbo, China to diplomat and scholar, John C.H. Wu and Teresa Li Wu. He was the 10th of 13 children. After the family fled China during the Japanese occupation, Stephen lived with his family in the Vatican where John C.H. Wu was appointed Plenipotentiary to the Holy See, Pope Pius XII. There he and his brothers learned to speak fluent Italian which he enjoyed speaking throughout his life. Stephen spent his high school years attending boarding school at Portsmouth Priory (now known as the Portsmouth Abbey School) in Rhode Island. He then attended Seton Hall University where he earned a bachelor degree in French Literature. While at Seton Hall, he met his future wife, Shirley Chan, who was a student at nearby Caldwell College. The couple married on July 1, 1961. In 1968 they left New Jersey and settled in New City, NY to raise their family.

Stephen then spent the next 30 years as Manager of the Shanghai Inn Restaurant in Tarrytown, NY. After retirement, Stephen and Shirley split their time between Palm Coast, Florida and New York. They enjoyed outdoor activities and family visits in Florida for many years. Stephen was an extremely charming man who made an impression on anyone who ever met him. He was a gentleman who always made you feel special. He was the life of the party. More than anything Stephen loved his family. Stephen will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, or Maryknoll Brothers and Fathers in Stephen’s memory.


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Cindy Wu

April 14, 2021

Auntie Shirley was a beautiful, loving, talented and generous woman. She raised four wonderful kids who were like siblings to me. I call her "wonder woman" because there wasn't anything she couldn't do. I know she is enjoying her new place in Heaven and will be watching over us with a sharp eye. Thank you Auntie for loving all of us so much. Love you! Cin