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Mannie Kin Chung Chu
May 5, 1956 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Mannie Kin Chung Chu, 67, of Chicago, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2024. He was surrounded by his loved ones in his final moments after a courageous three year battle with multiple cancers.
Mannie was the beloved husband of Josephine Tina Chu. He was the loving father to Trina (Jay) Lin, Naomi (Tommy) Arguinzoni, and Gary (Zyra) Chu. His heart was forever warmed by the presence of his cherished grandchildren: Aiden, Evan, Harper, and Casey. He was the devoted son of Kenneth and Pui Ying Yuen Chu. Mannie has one surviving sister, Susan (Charles) Lee. He is preceded in death by his grandparents and younger brother, Barry Chu.
Mannie was the eldest child of Kenneth and Pui Ying. He immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings from Hong Kong in 1972. He graduated from Senn High School in Chicago, and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for two years. Mannie proudly started his first job at Stone Container as a computer programmer in 1978, and was an extremely dedicated and hard worker.
On October 10, 1978 he married Josephine. Together they raised three beautiful children. He wore many hats ranging from delivery driver, server, bartender, best “dad joke” teller, supportive husband, patient and loving father, and #1 fan of his grandchildren. He always encouraged his children to excel in everything they believed in, and never had any regrets. Mannie was a talented self-taught musician, a lover of Chinese food, and a God serving man.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Mannie K.C. Chu during visitation to be held on February 17, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Dalcamo Funeral Home 470 W. 26th Street, Chicago, IL 60616. This gathering will be an opportunity to share stories, offer condolences, and find peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering. Procession will follow the Funeral Home to Mount Auburn Cemetery at 4101 S. Oak Park Avenue, Stickney, IL 60402.
The family would like to thank family, friends, caregivers, and hospital staff for their continuous support, efforts, and care throughout Mannie’s journey.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a children’s charity of choice.
Funeral info: 312-842-8681 or www.dalcamofuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.