ForeverMissed
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Michael tragically passed away in May of 2021. I know that he loved his friends and family passionately. His intense loyalty and care were some of his best attributes, not to mention how he could make literally anyone laugh.

It would mean the world to him and my family if you could post any photos, songs, or memories you have of him. Or just sit back, check out some pics, and rock out to some of his favorite songs.

Sincerely,
The Fu’s
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A service of remembrance will be held for Michael on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Crowell Brothers located at 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA.


December 21, 2023
December 21, 2023
2023 is nearly coming to an end. What a crazy year it’s been. Wish I could have shared it with you.
November 20, 2023
November 20, 2023
I have so many memories with Michael that span almost 20 years… since 5th grade. As I get older I have grown to appreciate these friendships that stand the test of time and although Michael and I weren’t as close when he passed, I will always remember him as one of my best friends that I could always call on, no matter how much time and distance had passed. I know I was never as cool or fun as the rest of Michael’s crew, but I felt so much love from him just the same. When I think about Michael, which is often, I always remember how much he made me laugh. He was my first phone call when I was having a bad day, from middle school into college, and I hope that he would say I was the same friend for him. He is so loved and so missed by so many.

One memory that stands out was the summer between middle and high school - I was on the outs with a girl group of friends and spent (what felt like) the entire summer with Michael “Captain Fu” and Sam in my basement playing Halo. I was horrible but they didn’t care. Sometimes my dad played with us too (lol) but they didn’t mind that either. It feels like a silly thing to look back on but especially now that I am a parent, I appreciate so much how Michael and Sam looped me into their plans that summer and took care of me. They probably wouldn’t even remember this or recall it differently, but it meant the world to me and is one of those core memories that has never gone away :) So many other memories and sweet or funny stories I have with Michael, Stephen, TJ, Ryan Rivera, Brian, Forrest, Cecil, Sam, Chandler, Stuart, etc., from Simpson all the way to Athens, could fill novels. What a great group of guys to know.

Michael was hilarious, loyal, thoughtful, kind, smart, and so, so, much more. I’m so grateful to have grown up with a friend like him and every time I think of him, I wish that my girls will get to grow up with a friend just like he was to me. I think about Michael all the time and wish I could tell him how much I love and miss him.

To Mr. and Mrs. Fu and Jonathon (we’ve never met but I’ve always called you Jon-Jon), I want you to know that his memory lives on with his friends - he was so important to so many of us and we will never forget the amazing person he was. 
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Thinking of you, bro. Can't believe 2 years has gone by. It feels like just yesterday you were here visiting, and we were up in Sutter Creek to get away from all the COVID craziness. I wish you could have met Audra. You would have made her laugh nonstop. Miss you.
September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022
Miss you my friend. Concerts, weddings, get togethers, and lazy sundays. All of which you’d have been to and made better just by attending. Wish you were still here with us.
Happy birthday Mikey.
If you’re reading this, make sure you tell somebody you love them.
September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022
It’s your birthday, thinking of how much you meant to me and all the good times we spent together. We all move forward and live everyday even though you are still deep in my heart never changed. 
September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022
Happy Birthday, Michael. Wish you were here to celebrate. There is some good fishing and crabbing in our area. You’d love it. Thinking of you today.
May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022
“It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again.”

I’ve had the theme song for Furious 7 stuck in my head today. It hits a little different these days. A lot of life has happened in the past year- both good and bad. I wish I could tell you all about it over a nice beer or cup of coffee. Miss you, little brother.
September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021
Miss you, little bro. You would have been 31 today. I wish we could have watched the Falcons win together and gone fishing to celebrate.
June 12, 2021
June 12, 2021
Michael, Remember the time we spent together, you were always welcoming and kind. I’ll never forget your lovely smile, contagious laugh and the good times we had together. Miss you always Mike!
June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021
Michael was undeniably the best friend anyone could ask for. Some of his best qualities were his selfless nature, his love for life, his admirable work ethic, and his loyalty to his family and friends. Michael could always be counted on. He is one of the greatest blessings I’ve ever known. Mc, you are so missed.
June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021
Michael, it has been a while since I was back in the States and I know it is going to be so different without you when I go back next. We almost grew up together in Georgia and I will always remember our dim-sum trips, bowling and Black Friday midnight shopping together. You had been the most kind-hearted and fun. Thank you for having been such a warm presence in my life. I could only imagine that you only went first to join Grandma, auntie Anna and Taffy, and that we will surely meet again someday. You will be missed dearly. So until next time, my dear little cousin. — With love, Irene
June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
Michael, I know it's been a while since we last saw each other, but I will never forget all of the fun memories we made as children growing up. All the games, food, tennis, bowling, and most importantly, the laughs. You always made us laugh! I'm so lucky to have known you, and you truly will be forever missed.
June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
Most contagious laugh I’ve ever heard. Didn’t matter if the joke was funny or not. If Michael laughed, everyone laughed. He was such a loyal friend, who was always more than willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He holds a large part of our hearts and will always be remembered and missed. Love you man.
June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021
I’m not sure how to articulate how wonderful of a person Michael was, but I will do my best. I love him very much and miss him even more. He had such an infectious laugh that would get you even if you were upset with him. He could talk trash with the best of them. held his friends and family above all else and was unwaveringly fierce to protect them. Just a delight to be around. Get together a will not be the same with out you. Memorial Day will be Michael’s for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t be the person I am without the people around me and Michael was one of them. CaptainFu it just won’t be the same without you.
Much love to you and yours!
From me to whoever reads this. Please tell the ones close you love them.
June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021
Michael was there when you needed him. To laugh, bowl, talk, or make fun of people on halo. He would get mad with you, get sad with you, or just sit with you if you needed it. He would drop everything just for the opportunity to have a good time. He had depth too, and maturity, and I am thinking back and treasuring the good conversations we had, and I'm really gonna miss not having the conversations we were going to have. Love you Mike
June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021
I hadn't seen Michael in a long time but I had been thinking about him recently as I was flipping through old disposable camera photos of the show that Spammageaktion played in the basement (forgive me if I spell it wrong, boys. The name still makes me laugh). The same roll of film with us painting the walls above the garage and just goofing around and while the boys played music. Michael was always such a goof. He made everyone laugh but never in malice. His heart was pure. I know that he and Brian are hugging it out right now. So much love to everyone who loved him.
June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021
Anytime any of us got together there was always a rally to get Fu there with us. Never felt complete until he came through and everyone was always excited to see him. Lots of memories playing smash bros, sitting around bonfires or out on a screened-in porch talking, playing games, listening to pop punk, lounging at the pool, and the time I got to see sum 41 with him and the rest of us. He was a beast at catching all the pokemon. One of the most universally liked dudes I've ever met. Always felt privileged knowing him, coming from a bit outside the Norcross circle. Gonna miss him incredibly.
June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021
It's been a while since I've spent time with Michael, but throughout middle and high school he was such a great friend. I don't think Michael ever said a negative word about another person and he could always make anyone laugh. I vividly remember his contagious smile and laughter and will never forget the days we spent painting the music room and listening to Blink. Sending so much love and peace to the family.
June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021
Michael, thank you for all the great memories we had growing up. Fun times chillin at the pool, fishing the pond, or playing Halo with the squad. You were like a brother to me growing up. I will treaure those memories forever.
June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021
Michael - I can still clearly remember Thanksgiving dinners, New Years Eve parties, bowling outings, sitting around dim sum tables, playing tennis, and so much more. Even though these memories reach earlier into our childhood, I hold them close and cherish being able to have hung out with such a kind, fun, loving guy.
June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021
Michael, my memories of you extend all the way back to when you were a toddler and got your finger stuck in my "toy" sewing machine, to our many trips to your home to partake in video games we never had, and to your many trips to our home to celebrate the holidays. I saw you grow up into a genuine, warm, and hilariously funny person who could always put a smile on anyone's face and find the humor of any situation. You were also my last partner in crime the last time we played "Signal" - the card game - and I remember laughing so hard at our very obvious "Signal" of telling each other to say "Signal" to the confusion of our opponents toward the end of that game. Though my time with you is undoubtedly only capturing small snippets of who you have grown to be in the many years between, these memories all reflect the beautiful person that you are. I will forever remember you and that twinkle in your eye.
June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021
Michael, you always had the biggest heart, biggest smile, and biggest laugh in the room. Thank you for being such a vibrant flame in our family.
June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021
Michael was my first best friend. One of the first people in this life to set themselves apart from all the others I had met. He showed he me how much you can relate to another person. We became best friends in 3rd grade and for many years we did everything together. We made friends, we laughed, we caused mischief. We also dreamed. We learned how to play instruments together so we could play shows one day, and we did. We wanted to be rockstars. Michael treated me like a brother and the Fu's treated me like a son.   I slept so many nights under their roof and ate so many meals at their table. I'm so thankful for all the memories and I will treasure them always.
June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021
To my hilarious, fiercely loyal, charismatic, wild, little brother.

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December 21, 2023
December 21, 2023
2023 is nearly coming to an end. What a crazy year it’s been. Wish I could have shared it with you.
November 20, 2023
November 20, 2023
I have so many memories with Michael that span almost 20 years… since 5th grade. As I get older I have grown to appreciate these friendships that stand the test of time and although Michael and I weren’t as close when he passed, I will always remember him as one of my best friends that I could always call on, no matter how much time and distance had passed. I know I was never as cool or fun as the rest of Michael’s crew, but I felt so much love from him just the same. When I think about Michael, which is often, I always remember how much he made me laugh. He was my first phone call when I was having a bad day, from middle school into college, and I hope that he would say I was the same friend for him. He is so loved and so missed by so many.

One memory that stands out was the summer between middle and high school - I was on the outs with a girl group of friends and spent (what felt like) the entire summer with Michael “Captain Fu” and Sam in my basement playing Halo. I was horrible but they didn’t care. Sometimes my dad played with us too (lol) but they didn’t mind that either. It feels like a silly thing to look back on but especially now that I am a parent, I appreciate so much how Michael and Sam looped me into their plans that summer and took care of me. They probably wouldn’t even remember this or recall it differently, but it meant the world to me and is one of those core memories that has never gone away :) So many other memories and sweet or funny stories I have with Michael, Stephen, TJ, Ryan Rivera, Brian, Forrest, Cecil, Sam, Chandler, Stuart, etc., from Simpson all the way to Athens, could fill novels. What a great group of guys to know.

Michael was hilarious, loyal, thoughtful, kind, smart, and so, so, much more. I’m so grateful to have grown up with a friend like him and every time I think of him, I wish that my girls will get to grow up with a friend just like he was to me. I think about Michael all the time and wish I could tell him how much I love and miss him.

To Mr. and Mrs. Fu and Jonathon (we’ve never met but I’ve always called you Jon-Jon), I want you to know that his memory lives on with his friends - he was so important to so many of us and we will never forget the amazing person he was. 
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Thinking of you, bro. Can't believe 2 years has gone by. It feels like just yesterday you were here visiting, and we were up in Sutter Creek to get away from all the COVID craziness. I wish you could have met Audra. You would have made her laugh nonstop. Miss you.
His Life
June 7, 2021
Michael Da-Yan Fu was born September 26, 1990 in Shallowford Community Hospital in Atlanta, GA, the son of Te-Ling Fu and Peter Fu.

He grew up in Peachtree Corners and is a graduate of Simpson Elementary and Pinckneyville Middle School where he met some of his most cherished, lifelong friends. He graduated from Norcross High School, class of 2009, with honors. During his school years, inspired by bands like Blink 182 and Sum 41, he loved playing music with his band Weazley Green. He also competed for the wrestling team and played left offensive tackle for the school football team.  

He studied at Georgia Tech and later transferred to Georgia State University where he completed his degree in finance. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons. Michael enjoyed fishing with friends and family and was always at peace on the water. He enjoyed taking care of his beloved dog Scooter who he raised since a puppy, going on walks and ventures to the dog park.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Dr. Jonathan, sister-in-law Tiffany Fu, his best friend and companion Scooter, as well as his loving extended family and community of friends.  

A service of remembrance will be held for Michael on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Crowell Brothers located at 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners. Online condolences may be expressed at his memorial website: michaelfu.forevermissed.com

Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.

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June 12, 2021
Michael, 

I was just thinking about you today. I remember when I first came back to our small community, we began playing again. You actually got me to reconnect with everyone else. 

You were such a kind and loving person. I can't believe this is real.  Rest in peace, you'll be missed. 

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