Janey Young Cheu, Former Township Resident

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Janey Young Cheu.

On May 31, Janey Young Cheu died peacefully at her home in Manhattan at age 76 after an eight-year struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Born in Whittier, CA, she spent her childhood in San Francisco and graduated from Stanford University. She later received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Education and Science Education from Rutgers University. Dr. Cheu worked for two decades at ATT/Bell Laboratories, where she represented the United States in negotiating international telephonic signaling and data transmissions standards and was awarded the coveted title of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1987.

Janey moved to Somerset with her family in 1969 and and was a strong supporter of the community during her nineteen years of residence in the area. She extensively volunteered and served in several board positions with the Franklin Township Arts Council, the Chinese American Cultural Association, and the Cedar Woods Women’s Club. Janey was also passionate about cooking, education, the arts, travel, volunteering, and her family.

She is survived by Richard, her husband of fifty-four years; her three sons and their spouses: Dwight and Leslie Cheu of Glenmont, NY, Elliott Cheu and Jane Maruyama of Tucson, Arizona, and Lloyd Cheu and Douglas Mintz of New York, NY; and her four grandchildren.

Visitation will take place on Friday, June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the John E Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank. More information available at available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.

The funeral will take place at Church of the Nativity 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704 on Saturday, June 13 at 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Janey’s memory to CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201 Timonium, MD 21093.

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