Annie
Annie Zhu
  • 19 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 29, 1992
  • Date of passing: Nov 29, 2011
"If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane. I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again." (author unknown)

This memorial website is for a very special girl named Annie, who once lived among us, known and loved by many.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Qiuhong Chen on 30th November 2016

"Dear Annie,
Loveliness we've lost. These empty days without your smile. We miss you all the time......"

This tribute was added by Henry Su on 29th November 2016

"Dear Annie, I can't believe 5 years have passed since you last graced this world with your presence. We still think of you lots and are very blessed to have you as a part of our family. Thank you for always being brave, genuine, and positive. Your strength gives us the strength to heal and to succeed in our passions."

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 29th November 2016

"Dear Annie,

It has been another year.  Time flies but it does not make us less missing you.  “You are not alone.  I am here with you.  Though we're far apart.  You're always in my heart.  You are not alone" ..."

This tribute was added by peony chan on 29th November 2016

"Annie,
I think of you often and miss you infectious smile!  You will never be forgotten and I look foward to seeing you again someday!"

This tribute was added by Kim Chan on 29th November 2016

"Annie, I have so much goodness to share with you. Between seeing friends accept Christ to my sister having a baby, there's been so many things I wish I could share with you. I miss you terribly but I look forward to the day we can be reunited."

This tribute was added by Julie Blake on 29th November 2016

"Annie,
I wish your family peace and joy.  
All the best,
Julie Blake"

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 28th November 2016

"Dear Annie,
Grandma and Grandpa are missing you! You are always in our hearts, we love you so much.
Kisses and loves,
G & G"

This tribute was added by peony chan on 29th February 2016

"Happy birthday Annie!! It's a special year and day- year of the Monkey and leap year. We miss you so much!!!"

This tribute was added by Qiuhong Chen on 29th February 2016

"Dear Annie,

Happy 24th birthday!  We love you and miss you forever."

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 29th February 2016

"Dear Annie,

Happy birthday and happy leap day!  Hope all is well.  Life goes on no matter how treacherous it is sometimes.  Life is a blessing no matter what battles that we have to fight on and on.  We all miss you!"

This tribute was added by Julie Blake on 29th February 2016

"Happy Birthday, Annie.  I miss you and think of you often."

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 27th February 2016

"Dear Annie,
Happy Birthday to you! I forgot the password to open your memorial site, now I have reset my password and I can write to you from my yahoo mailbox. To me, it is just like that you graduated form the U.Penn. and live and work on the Mars. Currently, the distance of many light years separate us, but eventually, we are going to meet on the Mars. Love you forever,   -Your Grandma"

This tribute was added by zshenjie Zhu on 27th February 2016

"Dear Annie,
The year of 2016 is a leap year. Feb. 29 is your exact birthday. Happy Birthday to you! Your Grandma and Grandpa love you. All family members, relatives and close friends love you. All of us remember you and miss you. You are our eternal angel!"

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 27th February 2016

"Happy 24th (or 6th) Birthday Annie, our sweetheart monkey in the family!  Life on earth has never been the same without you, we carry on in your wish and in anticipation of meeting you again ever happily. Ida is doing very good at Ringling, I am sure you have been watching over her, and she will make you proud.    -Miss you for now and love you infinitively!"

This tribute was added by Julie Blake on 30th November 2015

"I miss you, Annie!"

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 30th November 2015

"Dear Annie,
Your loving heart, strong mind and caring spirit bring the hope and joy to our lives.  You are missed everyday."

This tribute was added by Hui Li on 29th November 2015

"Dear Annie,  Love you and miss you..."

This tribute was added by peony chan on 29th November 2015

"Dear Annie,
I miss you hanging out with Kimberly at our house and going out.  You are always in my thoughts and my heart.  I'm saying a prayer for your mom, dad, Ida and your family.  Take care until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Qiuhong Chen on 29th November 2015

"Dear Annie,  We will miss you and love you forever."

This tribute was added by zshenjie Zhu on 29th November 2015

"Dear Annie, During this memorial day, your grandma and grandpa are really missing of you. Actually, we are thinking of you every day, sometimes even met you in our dreams. We talked about you between us two about the days we were with you during the days in the UV in Salt Lake City. Oh! my dear, we love you so much and very much."

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 29th November 2015

"Dear Annie, Love you forever and looking forward to the day we meet again."

This tribute was added by Henry Su on 29th November 2015

"I'm unequivocally taken aback that four years have passed since you last graced this world with your presence. I can remember our final moments together: playing your favorite card games, giggling at the thought of our imaginary friend "Yrneh" and painting my manly nails purple despite my resistance. Though these memories should be surreal, they're actually quite vivid - a testament to how profoundly you touched the lives of those around you. Our family is blessed to have had you in our lives; we wish you the best in your happier place.

Love your cousin,

Henry"

This tribute was added by CHENGJUN ZHU on 28th November 2015

"Annie, hope you everything all right. We miss you all the time. Life will be re-born, wherever you are, your life keeps bright and shining."

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 16th August 2015

"Dear Annie our sweetheart, your sister Ida has just picked up where you left off and started her college this week, at her dream school which you last visited and approved of 4 years ago. Your dream and inspiration will continue through Ida and you will watch over her. We are infinitively proud of you and Ida. Now our house is empty, but our hearts and minds are filled with love and pining for you. We'll see you soon.
- Mom and Dad"

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 27th February 2015

"Dear Annie,
Time is flying. Your birthday is coming again. We had a family reunion around the passed New Year's Day in Napa, CA. It would be more pleasant if you could join us. We miss you very much.
G-ma and G-pa"

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 26th February 2015

"My dearest Annie, Happy 23rd Birthday!!!"

This tribute was added by Qiuhong Chen on 2nd December 2014

"Dear Annie,  We miss you so much..."

This tribute was added by Julie Blake on 1st December 2014

"I send the Zhu and Chen family my thoughts and prayers.  Annie is sorely missed."

This tribute was added by CHENGJUN ZHU on 29th November 2014

"Annie, in our heart, we always can see your smile, hear your laugh and feel your happiness. Miss you ..."

This tribute was added by Henry Su on 29th November 2014

"Dear Annie,

Thank you for being a wonderful role model to your family, friends and all those around you. University is treating me well and much of my motivation is inspired by your courage, optimism and hope. I want you to know that we love and miss you dearly; your legacy will always continue to touch us all.

Henry"

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 29th November 2014

"Annie,  we love you, miss you, and think of you everyday, you are forever alive in our hearts.   - Mom, Dad, and Ida"

This tribute was added by Kim Chan on 29th June 2014

"Annie,
I thank God for putting you in my life so that I could meet so many amazing people, people like your family who are inspiring and loving. We are so lucky and blessed. Miss you lots. See you soon."

This tribute was added by Henry Su on 1st March 2014

"Dear Annie,

As your birthday passes once more, I would like to remind you how much you mean to me and my family. Your legacy helps me see the bigger picture; that at the end of the day, we have many things to be grateful for, despite the challenges we may face. I am very grateful to have been a friend and family member of someone so talented and inspirational. Your bravery motivates me to face my personal challenges, knowing that I can easily overcome them if I had even a fraction of the courage that you had. Your legacy remains in my mind and in my heart. I hope you had a great 22nd birthday. Many smiles and much love.

Your cousin,

Henry"

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 27th February 2014

"Our Dearest Annie, Your birthday is coming. We are missing you very much. We still remember all your birthdays we celebrated together when we all lived in the University Village. We have good news for you, Ida sent us her recent painting works through email. She has great progress in painting, she is going to reach her dream to be an artist. You are definitely glad to hear about this. Thinking of you forever, G-Ma and G-Pa"

This tribute was added by CHENGJUN ZHU on 27th February 2014

"Happy Birthday Annie! You always be missed, especially on your birthday every year. We are praying for you to have wonderful birthday gifts from God and angels; praying for you be happy in the paradise. We love you from bottom of our heart...
Uncle and Auntie"

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 23rd February 2014

"Dear Annie,
I miss you very much and think of you often.  We are trying to move on with our lives, but the world is never the same without you.  Life is tough.  Every time when I stumble and fall, I look up at you and struggle to get up and keep going.  There is a special place in our hearts for you and you are always the brightest shining star in the star-studded sky.  Happy birthday!"

This tribute was added by peony chan on 2nd December 2013

"Dearest Annie,

You are always in my thoughts and I miss you dearly.  Spent Friday evening with Pastor & Mrs. Jaw remembering how faithful and strong you are!"

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 1st December 2013

"Dearest Annie,
Two years have passed by and a part of me still believes that you are still with us vividly in our world.  You are a real trooper and have taught us how to live life to the fullest.  Your enchanting smile keeps us going and your positive attitude of being happy and optimistic encourages us.  I am sure that you can always feel the overwhelming love of your parents, sister and all the rest of us.  Take good care up there!"

This tribute was added by Qiuhong Chen on 29th November 2013

"Dear Annie,

Our small world is different without you.  We miss you everyday and love you forever."

This tribute was added by zshenjie Zhu on 29th November 2013

"Dear Annie: I lost you two years; but I don't forget I seeing you last time throw Skype video call two years ago. I was so sad that you lost your kind smile at that time. But I will keep your smile figure in my mind forever. Grandpa"

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 29th November 2013

"Dear Annie,
There is another Thanksgiving day. I remember all the holidays we had together. You always had kind smiles, you had sweet talks with me, you wrote your first book contributing to me. Everything was so clear in my mind. I am thinking of you all the time. Loves, Grandma."

This tribute was added by Robin Shura on 29th November 2013

"Thinking of you extra today, Annie. You are so loved, by so many, and many people are feeling the loss of you extra deeply at this time of year. Wishing your immediate family peace and hope through this time."

This tribute was added by Henry Su on 29th November 2013

"Dear Annie,

Two years have passed by, yet you still hold a very special part in our hearts. We won't ever forget your energy and exuberance, the genuine compassion and empathy you displayed towards your peers, or your beautiful smile. I have and will continue to treasure every moment I've had the privilege of sharing with you. If there is one thing you should know, it's that I, and the rest of our family, miss you very much; your legacy has had a lasting impact on all of us. I hope you are doing well up there in Heaven.

With much love,

Henry"

This tribute was added by CHENGJUN ZHU on 29th November 2013

"Dear Annie,
You are always being missed, especially this Thanksgiving night. We still clearly remembered every time we met together. You were always shy in front of us, but you used your smile spreading happiness to everybody. You are always a brave and charming girl wherever you are. We love you and miss you…
Uncle and Auntie"

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 19th November 2013

"Dear Annie,
I reviewed all pictures taken when you lived in the University Village where we lived there, too. It was the brightest days of you. I remember your golden childhood, your smiles, your all kind of activities. I plan to mail these photos to your father and mother to keep forever. Thinking of you, loving you forever. Your Grandma and Grandpa"

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 11th August 2013

"My dearest Annie,

I miss you everyday. Without you, I am very lonely in this world.  My new job is for you, you are my inspiration. Until that day, my love!"

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 7th April 2013

"Dear Annie,
Thinking about you all the time and missing you every single day.  I can see your smile and the rainbows behind you.  You are the most beautiful, heroic and inspirational person that I have ever known.  A lifetime is not forever but how do we live life to the fullest?  Thanks Annie for the life lessons.  You have changed the world.  Everything can be possible."

This tribute was added by Kim Chan on 4th March 2013

"Hi beautiful
Your birthday passed a few days ago. I can only imagine how spectacular it must be to celebrate with our Heavenly Father. I look forward to when I can celebrate with you again and see your smile again."

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 25th February 2013

"My dear Annie,
Your birthday is coming. You will be twenty one year old and can legally
drink (ha..ha..). So, let's to have a toast on your birthday to celebrate it. Bottom up!
Your Grandma with Grandpa"

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 24th February 2013

"Dearest Annie,
Your birthday is coming, sweet girl.  I believe that you are the brightest star that shines on a clear day when I look up to the night sky.  Your courage, strength and eternal smile warm my heart forever.  I would like to sing Happy Birthday to you of heaven above."

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 14th February 2013

"Annie, my dearest,  
It's Valentines Day today, I want this special day for you.  Miss you every second.  Hope you can hear me."

This tribute was added by Kim Chan on 24th December 2012

"Merry Christmas, Annie."

This tribute was added by peony chan on 29th November 2012

"Annie,
A year has gone by, at times it seems so fast yet when I think of you and miss you it seems like it was just yesterday that Kim and I were talking and laughing with you.  I miss you so much and thank God that through your friendship our families got to grow close."

This tribute was added by zshenjie Zhu on 29th November 2012

"Dear Annie,
Grandma and Grandpa are thinking of you. We didn't see you for more than a year after we traveled in China for a whole week. We missed you very much. We regret that we didn't go to Hangzhou with you....... Loves, Grandma and Grandpa"

This tribute was added by Kim Chan on 29th November 2012

"Hi Annie
I think of all the good times and even though it makes me miss you even more, I look forward to seeing you again in heaven. I believe  each of us now have an angel looking over us, reminding us to not be afraid to love. And I thank God that I was blessed with you in my life. Please smile for us today because there will be tears here."

This tribute was added by Hui Li on 29th November 2012

"We love and miss you. You will be remembered in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Val Richards on 29th November 2012

"Dear Annie,

Words can't express how much I miss you. You are and will always be one of my closest friends.  You have made a profound impact on my life and everyday I am grateful that we got to spend as much time together as we did.
Love you and miss you so much! <3"

This tribute was added by Julie Blake on 29th November 2012

"Dear Zhu and Chen family,
I hold you all in my heart.  Annie's picture is by my desk and reminds me of all of your kind and generous spirits.
Your family is so dear."

This tribute was added by Eric Qian on 29th November 2012

"Annie
Know, not hope, that are you are remembered and loved by so many. You were a role model for role models, a friend when I needed one, and a shining beacon for all things good.
Love,"

This tribute was added by Qiuhong Chen on 29th November 2012

"Dear Annie,
Much has happened in the past year. Our family is faring well and your presence is felt by all of us every minute of every day. Your kindness and courage have left legacies, and continue to inspire us in our everyday endeavours. Your spirit forever resides in the most precious and sacred chambers of our hearts. God bless you."

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 23rd November 2012

"Dear Annie,
How are you for the past year?  We often share memory of you and pray for you.  Talking about you is not easy, and putting no difference in our tone or holding back tears is even harder.  Your memory is warm in our hearts and comfort in our sorrow.   I want to reach out to you from the stars and admire your graceful smile in the sunshine and moonlight."

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 15th October 2012

"Dear Annie,
It is awfully difficult to hold back my tears while watching your graduation ceremony.  Every time when I visit your memorial page, I miss you more and more.  You and your family have taught us how to live strong, which may take me my life time to truly learn.  Thank you so much for continuing to inspire so many lives."

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 13th October 2012

"Dear Annie,
Grandma and Grandpa watched the video of the memorial ceremony at MSKCC in 2010 where you gave your graduation speech. It was so hard for you to study all the four-year classes while were battling with the bone cancer. But you successfully did it, you were the winner. Your speech inspired all of us to live strongly. We are with you."

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 12th October 2012

"Annie,  My Dear,
As the time approaching that fateful moment of the year, I can't stop thinking of you.  I want to share the video of your inspiring graduation speech at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in 2010 with everyone who come to see you on this site.  The link is below.   Love !!!!  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycTaeuBOi_M"

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 22nd August 2012

"Dearest Annie,
Do you believe in reincarnation? Are you a tree that you were leaning on in your facebook wall picture, or are you a strikingly beautiful butterfly in the summer breeze,,or do you prefer to remain as an angel and stay high up in heaven? What is the true meaning of life? I often spend time with you in my heart for answers. Miss you..."

This tribute was added by Chengyue Zhu on 22nd August 2012

"Dear Annie,
Yesterday I attended the U.Sciences graduate study orientation, which I enrolled for the fall semester.  The U.Sciences campus is only a few blocks from Penn, so I'll soon join you as fellow student.  I walked by your dorm window a couple times, my heart ached and ached, Annie, I miss you so much !!!!!"

This tribute was added by Kim Chan on 17th April 2012

"Dear Annie,
I miss you. There are many times when I want to tell you something or show you something but I know God is our mediator and you are with Him. If it weren't for Him, I wouldn't have the peace I have. Oh how I look forward to the day when we will sing together to our Lord. I love you!"

This tribute was added by peony chan on 29th February 2012

"Happy 5th and 20th Birthday Annie!!  I miss you and think of you often but am comforted knowing you are in heaven where we will one day meet again.  Hope you enjoyed us singing to you :)"

This tribute was added by hsukun wang on 29th February 2012

"Dear Annie,
Grandma and Grandpa enjoy the family gathering for your birthdays in 1993,1994,1995 in the University village in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are thinking about you all the time. Grandma plan to write a little book about the years when we could see each other every day in that village. Take care........"

This tribute was added by Kim Chan on 29th February 2012

"Annie,
Today you shine brighter than any of us. We miss you so much and there isn't a day that goes by without us missing you. Happy birthday, darling. I know it's tons better celebtrating in heaven than it could ever be on earth. But we will see you soon."

This tribute was added by Julie Blake on 29th February 2012

"Dear Annie,
I miss you and the world misses you.  We are celebrating your life today - it feels so right that it is an exceptional day.  You made an impact on all of us.
Today your family is in New York at the Tree of Life.  I will think of them honoring your memory.
All my love."

This tribute was added by Lei Shura on 4th February 2012

"Dearest Annie,

Your birthday is coming up.  I can't stop thinking of you.  We wish that there was a way so we could send you a cake and lots of warm hugs high up there.  Miss you..."

This tribute was added by Manna Fujiu on 26th January 2012

"Annie,
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, but I want you to know I'm doing very well. I treasure the necklace you gave me! It goes with me everywhere. Miss you with all my heart."


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