It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Jason Yu ’12 passed away in a traffic accident in Seattle on May 6, 2019; he was 23. Yu was involved in swimming, water polo, robotics and more during his three years at Harker’s upper school. His obituary can be found here.
Yu’s parents, Charles and Sharon, wrote, “Jason loved nature and being outdoors. His life was full of adventures and excitement. Jason’s passion outside work was to ‘ride my bike and fly my drone.’ His humor and positive attitude were infectious. Jason loved his family. He was especially protective of his little brother, William. He wrote on the first page of his notebook in Chinese “没有什么比家更重要!” (“Nothing is more important than family!”) He kept the notebook next to his computer at work. Jason will always be dearly loved by his friends and family!
“Over 100 friends and family attended a memorial service for Jason in Seattle on May 10, including colleagues from Amazon and classmates from WAB, The Harker School and Purdue University. We are grateful for the outpouring of love, support and prayers from everyone who knew Jason. We LOVE and MISS you so much, Jason!!!”
A memorial service in the Bay Area to celebrate Yu’s life will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Alameda Family Funeral Home, 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga, CA 95070. In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations may be made to the “Jason Yu Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science” at https://giving.purdue.edu/inMemoryofJasonYu
Please send messages to Yu’s father, Charles Yu, at firstname.lastname@example.org or cards to Nicole Hall at The Harker School, Nicole Hall, 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose CA 95129. Contact email@example.com with questions.