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Yew Chung school mourns loss of teacher

Original post made on Apr 25, 2008

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

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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.

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Posted by Enoch Choi
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2008 at 11:06 am

The parents & kids miss Piet a lot. Affection he shared with the children, they responded to Piet with the same enthusiasm...

Here are links to a glimpse of how we're remembering Piet:

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And from his Opera friends:
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Posted by Rick, im 34
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Its an interesting article

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