Wenfang Yu

Wenfang Yu of Princeton, NJ passed away at age 88 on December 28, 2022, after a long-time battle with Dementia.


She was born on April 29,1934 in Liaoning, China. She graduated from Nantai elementary school.  She then decided to attend the high school and pursue higher education in Anshan, the city where she spent most of her lifetime.


She married Zhaoqun Zhou in 1963 in Anshan. They would otherwise celebrate their 60 years wedding anniversary In January. Together they built a full and beautiful life with two sons and one daughter. She and our father immigrated to United States in 2000, helping to raise grandchildren.


She was a beautiful and loving person. Within her lifetime, she had helped many around her and had great relationships with all. She loved learning new things including the foreign languages such as Japanese and English. She enjoyed knitting and making embroidery. She had made delightful sweaters, mittens, and hats for her children, grandchildren, and friends.


Throughout her career, she was employed as a chemical engineer in Angang Environmental Institute and retired after 35 years of service. She was smart and detailed-oriented in her work, won many awards and made many friends.


She is survived by her husband Zhaoqun Zhou, two sons, one daughter, a daughter in-law, and a son -in law: Xiaozhe Zhou, Zhi Zhou, Hong Zhou, Wen Zhang and Wenjie Zhao; four grandchildren, Haotian Zhou, Robert Zhao, Alina Zhao and Kyle Zhao; a brother and a sister, Dianfu Yu and Wenrong Yu.

In addition to her parents Dehou Yu and Changan Sun, Wenfang was predeceased by other brothers and a sister.


She and her family are grateful for the incredible care at Princeton Care Center and from Lighthouse Hospice team in the last month of her life, and for all the help from aids, friends, neighbors in Harriet Bryan House and Wishing Well Center over the past few years.


A visitation will be held from 11:30AM to 12:30pm on Monday, January 2, 2023 at Mather Hodge Funeral Home at 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540. A funeral service will be held at 12:30PM. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery, 29 Greenview Avenue, Princeton, NJ, 08540.