Obituary of Dr. Sook Y Chon
Sook Young Chon, 62, of Princeton, passed away peacefully on October 30th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Sook was born in Busan, South Korea, graduated from Kyungnam Women’s High School and attended Sookmyung University in Seoul. She became one of the youngest assistant professors in Korea at the Hanyang University Medical School. At the age of 28, Sook moved to the United States as a visiting faculty at the University of Oklahoma Medical School. Sook’s passion led her to pursue a Ph.D. in genetic engineering at the University of Maryland. Afterwards, she became a professor and cancer researcher, working hard to find a cure for the disease.
She was a devoted wife and mom, a dedicated professor and cancer researcher, an active member of her church, a founding member of Korean Community Center of Princeton, a Korean language teacher on weekends, an avid gardener, an incredible self-taught cook, a classical music lover – and she will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew, daughter, Monica, three siblings, three sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, her mother-in-law, and 9 nephews and nieces.
Memorial service for Sook will be at 8:00 PM Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Bucks County Presbyterian Church. 1550 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM Saturday November 3, 2018 at the Bucks Country Presbyterian Church (1550 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057) followed by burial at the Princeton Cemetery at 11:30 AM. 29 Greenview Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542
Immediately following the burial, all are welcome to join us at the Nassau Club for a reception to celebrate Sook’s life. 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Korean Community Center of Princeton. KCCP, PO Box 1128, Princeton, NJ 08542
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