William Chok Han Shu

June 14, 1939January 12, 2021

William Chok Han Shu, born June 14, 1939 in the Shandong Province of China, and a residence of Savannah, GA for over four decades, passed away in Roswell, GA on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

At the age of ten, William and his family fled China during the Chinese Communist Revolution in 1949 to Kowloon, Hong Kong, which is where he grew up. He married Hoi Pau Kam (aka Mary Shu) in 1964 and resided in HK with his three children until immigrating with his family to Brooklyn, NY in January, 1977. The family moved to Savannah, GA in late 1978 and opened New China Restaurant near downtown Savannah, where, for the next 28 years, he cooked up delicious food for thousands of customers and friends. He and his wife moved to Roswell, GA in 2016 to be closer in proximity to his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father and older sister.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Pau Kam Shu; his children - Cecilia Shu Tracey (Bill), Joseph Shu (Trisha) and Ray Shu (Susan); his grandchildren - Alex Tracey, Jonathan Tracey, Reagan Shu and Catherine Shu; his step-grandchildren - Meghan Laszlo (Christian) and Marshall Corry; and his step great-grandchildren - Rowan Golden, and Rio and Calliope Laszlo.

The family will be holding a private ceremony at a later date.

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Elisa Yu

January 17, 2021

Hope Joy Peace LOVE

The most important of these is LOVE. This is what Uncle William Shu showed our family. In fact, we received LOVE from their whole family, Auntie Mary, Cecilia, Joe and Ray. You all showed us LOVE with you wide smiles and grins.

Even though our family settled 3,000 miles away in Vancouver, Canada, over the years we visited each other for weddings sharing stories, laughter and LOTS of food.

Dearest Shu Family, we share your sadness and lost. Our prayers and love with you always.

Uncle Shu, we will all miss you dearly. Always remember you in our hearts...

The Yu family

Fred Elmgren

January 14, 2021

I remember William and think of him pretty much every time I eat Chinese food. For many years I ate lunch in the restaurant behind the counter at the family table. I will have to go get some Curry Shrimp for lunch today. I ate it there so often that Mary called me Mr Cali Hi. Prayers for the entire family.

chris valenti

January 14, 2021

I will remember Mr. Shu as always being kind and having a smile on his face. His cooking was excellent and always treated me as family. I will remember the long lines outside the door at his restaurant and he would always invite me behind the counter and give me way too much excellent food (especially pepper steak).

The Valenti's will miss Mr. Shu but will remember all the good times spent together.

Rest in peace.

Roswelll Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum

January 13, 2021

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Shu Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.