Yew Chung school mourns loss of teacher Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Apr 25, 2008 at 2:58 pm
When Piet Van Allen died in a motorcycle accident last week in San Jose, it left a gaping hole among the students and faculty at Yew Chung International School, where he had been a teacher for the last school year.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 25, 2008, 10:53 AM
Posted by Bill Van Allen, Jr., a resident of another community, on Apr 26, 2008 at 1:16 am
Nice article about my brother.
It would have been nice to have noted he'd been teaching there since the beginning of the usual school year in August, or the impact of his passing on Opera San Jose, but it's nice article all the same.
It's comforting to realize how much Piet was loved and appreciated at the school. Some of the parents have even established a memorial fund. Amazing. There are some very kind people associated with the Yew Chung International School, and our family is both happy that Piet had found such a wonderful 'family' there, and saddened that he had to leave it so soon.