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Pat C. Hu ’65

Published in Sept. 13, 2000, issue

Pat Hu succumbed to a recurrence of colon cancer on June 9, 1999, in Los Altos, Calif. Pat had a long and productive career at Sun Microsystems, following up on his degree in electrical engineering, but found time to be a devoted father and husband to Caroline '94, Gregory '98, and Christina, his widow.

Pat was active in the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and arranged a trip to China for a concert tour during the 1990s. Everyone who knew Pat recognized his honesty and sharp but warm sense of humor. He once told a friend, dismayed at some bureaucratic corporate culture, that the keys to corporate success were to "suck up shamelessly, delegate, and do lunch, which is where all the real decisions are made." At the end of his life, he emphasized to all his friends and family what a wonderful life it had been and how grateful he was to all of them. We are also grateful for the life of this fine, funny, sweet man and send our heartfelt condolences to his family for their loss.

The Class of 1965

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