Rev John Fu died at 99

Rev. John Fu died on Monday, February 11, the Chinese New Year's eve. He was 99. Father John Kaipung Fu became seminary trainer at age 12 and received a doctorate in cannon law from Gregorian University in Rome. In 1934, he returned to China and joined the faculty of Fu Jen (Catholic) University in Beijing teaching logic and ethics and serving as dean of students. During Japanese occupation, he was arrested and tortured by the Japanese. In 1948, Father Fu came to the United States and later worked as a parish priest at Our Lady of Grace Church in Chicago. He founded the Chinese Friendship House at West Fullerton Avenue in Chicago which benefitted hundreds of Chinese students for room and board. Visitation will be held at 715 p.m., February 14 and mass at 11:00 a.m., February 15. See also Who Was Who

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