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Jia Fu Liu

May 12, 1935 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 86)


Liu Jia Fu, age 86, beloved husband of Liang Yu Ming, and beloved father of Liu Song Ji, Liu Ying, Liu Sa, and Liu Yan, passed away on January 6, 2022. He was born on Sunday, May 12, 1935, in Wuzhou, a prefecture level city, in Guangxi Province, China, to late Pastor Liu En Hou and Bei Nan Zhen. He was a younger brother to three sisters, and an older brother to two brothers. His birth was triumphantly announced “I have a di-di, I have a di-di” by his oldest sister, Rhoda Lo, who was envious no more of all the kids in the courtyard with little brothers, because at last, she was an older sister to an infant brother. His childhood was marred by the 1937 Japanese invasion of China. Despite the chaos and mayhem, he excelled in school. A student of the provincial city schools of Guangxi, he went on to attend Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, one of the most prestigious universities in China that was founded by its namesake. He was a believer in the Lord from a young age, and he brought his faith with him to school. In a time when Christians were persecuted by the Chinese communist government, his faith was buoyant by humming the melody of his favorite hymns. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Physics, he was assigned to be a teacher at Yun Fu High School, where he taught Math and Physics for over 35 years. Under his tenure, he educated generations of university bound students from what was a poor sleepy farming village in Southern China. During that time, he also became a competent practitioner of Chinese medicine, and in his spare time, he treated the surrounding villagers at free of cost. In 1986, sponsored by his late older sister Ester Sotolongo (Liu Jia Wen), he and his wife, with four young kids in tow, crossed an ocean to start a new life in the United States, a land that was completely foreign in culture and language. After teaching for 35 years and over fifty years old, he took up two grueling manual labor jobs to provide for his family. He and his wife determinedly traded a flourishing career in China for a life of grueling manual labor to have the means to ensure all his kids would have the opportunity to pursue the life they wanted. He was the epitome of a dutiful husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend and teacher. He will be missed by his wife Yu Ming; his four children, Song Ji and his wife Teresa Abigail Cordoba, Ying, Sa and her spouse Jessie Chan, and Yan and her husband Senh Voong; his seven grandchildren, Jessie Du, Simon Du, Katie Voong, Eric Voong, Elizabeth Voong, Oliver Han Fu Liu, and Gabriel Han Liong Liu; two older sisters, Liu Jia Ben(Rhoda Lo) and Liu Jia Xuan(Pearl Liao), and two younger brothers, Liu Jia De(John Liu) and Liu Jia Chuan(Phillip Liu).


A funeral service will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, 575 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood, New York. Interment will follow in The Kensico Cemetery 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, New York.



For those who can not attend the funeral services for Mr. Liu in person, a zoom meeting ID has been created, please see below the meeting ID and passcode


Meeting ID :   486 071 5590

Passcode:  iq7Yz2

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January 14, 2022

10:30 AM to 12:45 AM
Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc.
575 Columbus Avenue
Thornwood, NY 10594

Interment following funeral service
January 14, 2022

Kensico Cemetery
273 Lakeview Ave.
Valhalla, NY 10595

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