September 16, 1974 - May 25, 2015
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We offer our heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by Sueyoung’s passing. We know that grief is perhaps the most intense and painful of human emotions, especially when death comes so suddenly to someone in the prime of her life.
We think first of her parents and siblings. Sueyoung was very close to all her family. She was a doting aunt and was overjoyed by the imminent arrival of her brother, Jiwon’s, newborn.
We think also of all the children who have been impacted. Most of Sueyoung’s private piano students were children, and she had worked with many of them over a period of years. To her, Jack, Robert, Maddie & Sydney, Bizi and the rest were much more than paying clients. She was invested in their musical and personal growth and bonded with them and their parents.
We think also of all her friends and colleagues. Sueyoung made friends easily and worked tirelessly to sustain these relationships. Her circle included her childhood and university friends in Korea, her fellow students at U.N.T, the musicians with whom she collaborated, the students and co-workers at the schools where she worked, and the parishioners at the churches where she served as organist. Sueyoung also formed meaningful friendships with people from all over the world as a host, traveler and consummate language student.
We are heartbroken that someone who was living such a full and productive life, and who radiated so much joy, could be taken from us at such a young age. However, we know that Sueyoung lived a life worth celebrating. We will remember with fondness her bright smile and her warm and loving nature. We have no doubt that her spirit will live on in the hearts of everyone whom she touched.
A beautiful memorial service was held for her on June 3, 2015 that included touching musical and personal tributes. The service was recorded on video. If you would like to view it, please email us, and we can point you in the right direction.
We thank everyone who has permitted us to post the pictures and videos you can find here. Feel free to send us your own and to leave a message in the Memory Book. We'd be very grateful if anyone might have the MP3s that she kept her on her old MySpace page. We'd also love to post any of her sketches if someone might have them.
May she rest in peace.
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Click Here For Pictures Team Sueyoung participating in Team Cindy 5K Run for Brain Aneurysm Research and Awareness (Sep. 17, 2016)