Louie G. Yen
Louie G. Yen passed away on November 12, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Born on July 15, 1931 in Toishan, China, he immigrated to the United States at the tender age of nine.
He was a long-time Trenton resident and for the past twenty-six years, lived with his wife in Lawrenceville.
A devoted husband and father, he relished new challenges and surmounted obstacles to succeed through his intelligence, courage, and indomitable will. He was an athlete, artist, and businessman, and loved to figure out how things worked.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Yen was a scholarship awardee to the prestigious Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts during the McCarthy era. He was the first-ever Chinese-American master electrician in the state of New Jersey and a real estate owner and manager of numerous businesses, including the historic American House Hotel in Trenton. Also, Mr. Yen served the Federal Government as an electrician for the US Naval Propulsion Center located in Ewing, NJ.
Above all, he leaves a legacy of how to live with ferocity, integrity, compassion, and love.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of almost 60 years, Yook Jin Louie; his children: Moy Eng, Art B. Eng (Cheryl Eng), Katharine E. Verros (James Verros), and Art G. Eng (Maria Eng); and his ten grandchildren: Amanda and Julia Eng Godburn; Christopher, Stephanie and Jennifer Eng; Alexandra and Marisa Verros; and Anthony, Kyle and Kira Eng. Louie G. Yen was predeceased by his parents: You Pi Eng and Youn Ho Chin.
The family will receive family and friends on Sunday, November 17 from 10am until 12noon at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing, NJ.
A Christian service will take place at the funeral home, immediately following the viewing.
Burial with military honors will be on Monday, November 18 at 10:30AM in the Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a tribute gift to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in memory of Louie G. Yen through its website:
Posted on 14 Nov 2013 by MFH