TAAG sadly announces the passing away of YUAN Xiaodong and his mother Ms. WANG Zhaohui. The car found down the valley at the dangerous road right outside of the east gate of Yosemite National Park has their bodies inside. As of now, Chief Investigator Yu believed it was caused by an accident. Yan, Baoshan, and June already arrived at the scene.
We mourn for the loss of our cheerful former leader and good friend and his mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with Yan, the kids and all of the YUAN and YU families. We thank all the concerned friends, alumni, Chinese diplomats, rangers, sheriff deputies, other law enforcement and highway patrol officers, government officials and news media reporters for their effort, assistance, professionalism, kindness and generosity.
Xiaodong loves his wife, kids, family, friends, and our Alma Mater Tsinghua University that brought us together. He devoted much time during the years to TAAG and the Atlanta-area local communities, especially during the year from April 2004 to April 2005 when he served as the president of this organization. He will be terribly missed. At this sad moment, we recall the life of Xiaodong more than just his dedication to community services, but also the laughters, chats, his serving BBQ in all-member picnic, and his famous spicy dish Sichuan Water Boiled Beef that he always brought to potluck dinners before our board meetings.
May Xiaodong and Ms. Wang rest in peace.
The Remembrance Gathering in Honor of the Lives of Ms. Wang and
Xiaodong is scheduled as follows:
Saturday, October 8th, 2005 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Perimeter Church (Map and Directions)
9500 Medlock Bridge Road
Duluth, GA 30097
Family and friends are holding the Remembrance Gathering in lieu of any formal memorial service, respecting family wishes and reflecting Ms. Wang and Xiaodong's unassuming grace and charisma. (The dress code is thus set as business casual.)