ForeverMissed

Memorial Services

  • Visitation 瞻仰    9:00AM - 10:00AM
  • Service 缅怀       10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Cemetery 安葬   11:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019

Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home

9902 Braddock Road

Fairfax, VA 22032

Posted by J. E. Lin on May 11, 2020
Xuejun,
Time flies. It has already been a year that you left us. You will always be remembered for your kindness, enthusiasm, and support that you gave to your friends and colleagues. We will always miss you.

—- J. E. Lin
Posted by Akram Salman on April 29, 2019
Xuejun ...my friend, it is with heavy heart and great sadness we fare you well. It has been a great honor and pleasure to know a great person like you. We have been Ph.D. colleagues under Professor Ioannou. I remember when I first join the research group Xujeun was the first person took me around and showed me the lab and GMU campus. The first published paper I have in my Ph.D. was with him. He also helped me join AMD and was the first person to take me around AMD campus and took me to dinner in my interview. My first published work and patent in AMD was with Xuejun. There is a lot I owe him. I watched Xuejun in the good times with his great smile and happy spirit and in bad times during his first illness and while I was taking him for the radiation therapy after his first surgery and during all these times he was a strong, smiling and powerful. I admire you my friend and I hope you rest in peace and that one day we can meet in a better place. Farwell my friend and may God bless your family and provide them the patience and the power to endure in this life.
Posted by Yunyao Qu on April 28, 2019
学军,
你的微笑,乐观,睿智, 豁达永远不忘。我们在一起的那么多欢乐时光:George Mason,庆祝香港回归,bush garden坐过山车(你脸都坐白了),吃饺子,蒸馒头包子.......永远伴随。
曲云尧,胡江云
Posted by Wilson Lee on April 28, 2019
學軍兄,認識你的時候應該是在95年的Mason, 那時候你在Electronic Lab 當助教(TA),而我就是Lab裡一個學生。有一天你走過來跟我說一連串普通話,我一句也聽不懂,也不知道怎麼回答,然後你在紙上寫下”胸有成竹”,我就用廣東話說”胸有成竹”,就這樣我們開始認識(其實我本來都忘記了,是你不停跟其他朋友講這個故事:)
我很幸運能夠有你這位朋友,你有很多很多優點,你為人樂觀、幽默、博學、友善、容易滿足、關心家人和朋友。你像一個太陽一樣,有你在人群裡所有人都很開心,不會有冷場。
有時候我彷佛覺得你還在世上,我開車的時候,我就感覺到你在我旁邊聊天。吃越南麵的時候,我也感覺到你在一起吃。
今天跟你道別了,希望你在天上活得開心。
Posted by Hong Xiang on April 27, 2019
这世上一位灵魂有香气的人去了另外一个世界。
Posted by Qiang Lu on April 27, 2019
I know Dr Zhao since I was in Tsinghua University 32 years ago. Both Dr Zhao and I studied in the same physics major of Electronics Engineering department. We were in different classes. We took many lectures together during the college years.
Dr Zhao gave me a strong impression when he set up a committee across our four physics major classes and led the effort to plead our department adding electronics classes to our curriculum. I was part of the committee. He was brave, smart, confident, and he knew how to organize. He took a great personal risk helping us to achieve the goal. Eventually the electronics classes were added to our curriculum which benefited all our students in our physics major. He has great courage!
His class Electrophysics 87 has sent a wreath here. Now I will deliver eulogy on behalf of Dr Zhao’s class.
We, Dr. Zhao’s undergraduate classmates, Electrophysics 87’ of Electronic Engineering Department of Tsinghua University, were sad to hear that our dearest pal passed away after bravely fighting the cancer for the past decade. We always remember his unbridled laughter, humor stories, and most unforgettable of all - the delicious Ramen soups he cooked after 10pm at the university dorm, which made everyone jealous.
He was the General Secretary of our class for three years. Our class president recalled that Dr Zhao was always optimistic and friendly. He led us to win the 1st university level championship for our class; this was a big deal at that time, and such honor was featured on CCTV’s prime time. We were so proud of our collective achievement, and honored to have him as our leader.
He is a considerate husband and caring father. When we called him late nights, he always said that he needed to go to the study room; he’d lower his voice to ensure that our conversations would not be loud to disturb his family.  
We believe that he is taking a journey full of love and sunshine.
We will miss you, our friend and brother!  We wish the best for the family of Dr. Zhao.
Twenty seven years ago when we graduated from Tsinghua, we had said that the friendship we built during the 5 years at college would last forever. With this, let me relay our grievance on behalf of our whole class:
无比怀念,昔日同窗心系校园多趣事;
万分悲伤,今朝学友魂归天堂少知音
“永远的朋友” 清华大学电物7班全体同学,
Rest in Peace!
Posted by Bin Chen on April 27, 2019
海雁,Christine,各位学军的亲朋好友:
我的主内弟兄,我的邻居,我的校友,学军离开我们了。在他跟病魔搏斗的最后一年半多时间里,我所看到的学军,不是他由于日益加重水肿的双腿; 也不是几十斤肿瘤引起的腹肿; 更不是一下子苍老了二十岁的脸盘。我所看到的学军,是有一双明亮,和蔼,对与疾病抗争充满信心的眼睛。更可贵的是,一双像婴儿般纯真的眼睛。这就是他。
加拉太书 5:22-23 圣灵所结的果子,就是仁爱、喜乐、和平、忍耐、恩慈、良善、信实、 温柔、节制;这样的事没有律法禁止。 这些圣灵所结的果子在学军身上都有很好的彰显。
仁爱: 对妻子,女儿的爱。当体质越来越弱的他,晚上3点钟要起来吃东西时,他总是担心会影响第二天还要一早上班的太太。当太太出差时,他还记得要把没有气的汽车轮胎修好。常常对我说,太太一个人挑起一家的重担是多不容易。当每次他谈及女儿的时候,从他的声音,眼睛都能深深感到他的父爱。女儿努力,女儿的成就,女儿的懂事,都给他无比的自豪。
喜乐。这个跟恶性肿瘤本来是一个不相容的词,却一直伴随着他。每次跟他一起去马里兰给中医针灸的时候,他都充满了希望,高高兴兴地告诉我,今天的针灸疗程又有进步了。尽管有时侯很痛,有一,二次他都受不了,他都是笑着脸从医疗室走出来。孙阿姨告诉我,她做的菜,他都很喜欢,从来不挑吃。生命倒数的第二天,他还高高兴兴地跟我们一起回到GMU。谢谢炯平,小丹全家安排。
和平和忍耐。从来没有一次听学军跟我抱怨过任何一件事。他经历了化疗的失败,最新基困疗法的失败,中医中药针灸的失测,没怨言。他全身水肿,有时侯呼吸都很难,也没怨言。最后他失去了视力,都没有怨言。每次我问他的情况时,他都说一切很好,很好。从来没有听他说过一句,我为什么这么倒霉。
学军的优点是数不胜数。
跟学军的接触,不是让我感觉到他需要我们帮他的忙,而是让我感觉他在帮我们的忙。他对生活的态度,是我们要学的样板。
海雁,Christine,我为你们有这好的丈夫和父亲感到高兴。我为我有这么好的弟兄感到骄傲。谢谢你们在过去一段时间里,让我有机会从学军身上学到一辈子受益无穷的经验。
Posted by Hanzhen Zheng on April 27, 2019
认识学军,海雁夫妻是在GMU读书的时候,那时候都是穷学生,口袋瘪瘪,但很快乐。学军是GMU CSSA的主席,我们诧异于他过人的精力。在非常繁忙的学业之外,和学校打交道,去使馆租借国内的电影录像,组织学生活动,他永远冲在第一线,做了大量别人未必能看见的工作。学军多年前不幸得病,但在任何时候都是非常乐观,他从不忌讳和我们谈论病情,那种平静似乎讲的不是自己。GMU时期的朋友李渭华夫妇,宁鹏夫妇,以及我们,沉痛悼念学军的离开,愿海雁及其家人节哀顺变,保重身体,愿学军一路走好。

郑汉振,黄琼
Posted by Niraj Subba on April 27, 2019
Compassionate, smart and funny...Xuejun, you have left an indelible mark in all of us.
Posted by 晓光 余 on April 27, 2019
笑口常开的学军老乡老同学,愿你在天堂依然笑口常开!你的乐观精神永存人间!
Posted by Xuejun Forever on April 26, 2019
学军安息主怀
  (藏头诗祭)
 
赵家俊杰亦英才
学贯中西琢自然
军心儒雅温文静
安居乐业友善亲
息劳不堪悲伤苦
主恩赐恵平安度
怀抱真情悟神遇
中回路转忘忧归
 
by 長虹
Posted by Wangming Lu on April 25, 2019
学军,愿你在另外一个世界里有平安,喜乐,健康。我们永远怀念你的善良,幽默,睿智。。。
Posted by Xuejun Forever on April 25, 2019
【卜算子】送学军好友
 
真情系尘缘,仁义留人间。
今春繁花更似锦,伴君天国安。 
睿智成经典,善良交口传。
缱绻粉雾牵思念,不舍君去远。
 
By Jie Yang

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Posted by J. E. Lin on May 11, 2020
Xuejun,
Time flies. It has already been a year that you left us. You will always be remembered for your kindness, enthusiasm, and support that you gave to your friends and colleagues. We will always miss you.

—- J. E. Lin
Posted by Akram Salman on April 29, 2019
Xuejun ...my friend, it is with heavy heart and great sadness we fare you well. It has been a great honor and pleasure to know a great person like you. We have been Ph.D. colleagues under Professor Ioannou. I remember when I first join the research group Xujeun was the first person took me around and showed me the lab and GMU campus. The first published paper I have in my Ph.D. was with him. He also helped me join AMD and was the first person to take me around AMD campus and took me to dinner in my interview. My first published work and patent in AMD was with Xuejun. There is a lot I owe him. I watched Xuejun in the good times with his great smile and happy spirit and in bad times during his first illness and while I was taking him for the radiation therapy after his first surgery and during all these times he was a strong, smiling and powerful. I admire you my friend and I hope you rest in peace and that one day we can meet in a better place. Farwell my friend and may God bless your family and provide them the patience and the power to endure in this life.
Posted by Yunyao Qu on April 28, 2019
学军,
你的微笑,乐观,睿智, 豁达永远不忘。我们在一起的那么多欢乐时光:George Mason,庆祝香港回归,bush garden坐过山车(你脸都坐白了),吃饺子,蒸馒头包子.......永远伴随。
曲云尧,胡江云
his Life

讣告

赵学军博士,49岁,于2019年4月21日在弗吉尼亚州阿灵顿的Capital Caring Halquist中心在家人和朋友的环绕中平静地去世。 1969年6月8日,他出生于中国河南省。1987年,他在武汉高考中以排名第二的成绩考入清华大学电子工程系,并于1992年获得学士学位。

他于1994年6月30日与施海雁结婚,他们的女儿Christine于2000年5月19日出生。同年他获得了乔治梅森大学电气工程学博士学位。2000年至2005年在加利福尼亚州圣何塞的AMD,他曾担任高级工程师与技术人员。从2007年到2011年,他在Winston&Strawn担任专利代理人,在华盛顿卡内基研究所和TMI-USA担任电子工程师,在Greenblum&Bernstein担任技术顾问。自2011年2月起,他在美国专利和贸易办公室(USPTO)担任电气/电子/计算机工程领域的专利审查员。他在乔治梅森大学和美国专利商标局的华人社区非常活跃,并因其出色的服务于1998年获得了乔治梅森大学中国学生和学者协会主席的“年度主席”奖。

他是施海雁深爱的丈夫;Christine 的慈父。他的妻子和女儿,父母, 和弟弟赵学民健在。

Obituary

Dr. Xuejun Zhao, age 49, passed away peacefully at Capital Caring Halquist Center in Arlington, VA, on April 21, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. He was born to Chinese parents, Xingrong Zhao and Wenying Cao in Henan Province, China on June 8, 1969. In 1987, he ranked second in the college entrance exam in Wuhan and was admitted to Tsinghua University majoring in electronic engineering and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1992. 

He was married to Haiyan Shi on June 30, 1994 and their daughter, Christine Zhao was born on May 19, 2000. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from George Mason University in 2000. He worked as a senior engineer and later promoted to member of technical staff in AMD in San Jose, California during 2000-2005. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as a patent agent in Winston & Strawn, electronics engineer in Carnegie Institution of Washington and TMI-USA, and technical advisor in Greenblum & Bernstein. Since February 2011, he worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) in the field of Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering. He was very active in the Chinese community of George Mason University and the USPTO and he received “President of the Year” award in 1998 for his outstanding service as president of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association in George Mason University. 

He is the deeply loved husband of Haiyan Shi; loving father of Christine Zhao. He is survived by his wife and daughter, his parents and his younger brother, Xuemin Zhao. 

Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Xuejun Zhao

Welcome and Opening Prayer

R. Joseph Tricquet Jr., Fairfax Baptist Church
Scripture Meditation
John 3:16
Celebration of the Life of Xuejun
Christine Zhao, daughter of Xuejun
Dimitris Ioannou, advisor of Xuejun in George Mason University
Idowu Osifade, friend and colleague of Xuejun
Nanlin Wang, friend and Tsinghua alumnus of Xuejun
Bin Cheng, friend and Tsinghua alumnus of Xuejun
Peter Wu, Principal of Hope Chinese School, Chantilly
Larry Lawrence Cherney, friend of Xuejun
Amazing Grace
Li Hui Zhang, Soloist and friend
Message of Comfort and Hope
Pastor Tricquet, Fairfax Baptist Church
Benediction
Pastor Tricquet, Fairfax Baptist Church
Recent stories

In remembrance of Dr. Xuejun (Eugene) Zhao from Jeng-Eng Lin

Shared by Jeng-Eng Lin on June 20, 2019

M wife and I are very sorry and shocked to learn that Eugene passed away on April 21 of this year. He was a very nice person with a very passionate heart. I met him when he was a graduate student at George Mason University more than 20 years ago. We worked together for many activities at Mason. He was always very helpful when the fellow students had any need. Moreover we both graduated from Tsinghua University (Eugene was from Beijing and I was from Hsinchu). It is a true loss for both the Tsinghua alumni community and the Mason alumni community. Haiyan, please take care of yourself. I am sure that Eugene is now with the Lord in the paradise

Eulogy

Shared by Christine Zhao on May 3, 2019

I never imagined that my father’s own funeral would be happening so soon in my life, though I know I’m only one of many who lost a parent to cancer so young.I thought when I had gotten to this point, our family would have regrets: things that my dad never got to experience or things we never got to say to him.

But the only regret I have is not able to be with him in my final moments because he unfortunately passed so suddenly. My dad died in peace and his suffering was not so prolonged as it could’ve been his final days. He passed away on Easter Sunday after being well taken care of for those months following his diagnosis, always meeting a friend for dinner or lunch and never needing to be lonely in his last days. He was lucky to have all of you around him, such devoted friends to my close father, and I am lucky that you were able to be with him when I was not able to. He always carried an careless optimism with him that couldn’t be taken from him even in his hardest moments, when he was in the hospital the first time around or even when he lost his sight or ability to move. He was patient when both my mother and I could be short-tempered, always knew where I could find anything in the house, and approached every situation with a thoughtful meticulousness. He would always be selfless when it came to me, his daughter. Even when we were toasting him the night I found out he passed, I knew he would’ve wanted me to take the fuller cup because he was always been thinking of me.

I remembered how much he had wanted to see and raise his grandchildren. He had always been so gentle with me as a child: one of my favorite pictures is of him balancing me on his lap as I played with his glasses, and I’m sure he would’ve been unimaginably happy raising my own as a grandfather. I’m so sad he couldn’t do that, never got the chance to, but I know he is resting in peace now after so much suffering from this disease. He was a good-hearted person and we will always remember him in our hearts.

学军安息主怀 by 长虹

Shared by Xuejun Forever on May 3, 2019

因祂活着我有一天,
会渡生命河,人生苦难,
一一攻克;藉主耶稣,
战胜了死亡,我将看到,
祂荣耀光,见祂活着。
(圣诗节选)


我认识赵学军(EUGENE)一家很多年了,从小孩子4,5 岁起 我们两家就成了朋友。一直以来,我们都很感悟做为一个年轻的移民家庭,我们所面对的种种困境和挑战:感到疑惑困苦时我们深度交谈,适逢喜事时我们相聚举杯;节假日我们两家一起郊游,种菜季节他们总是出现在我家后院,我家门铃不响了,也是学军专程跑来修……他特爱吃我包的饺子,每次赞不绝口,直到吃得心满意足。后因病出门很少了,但曾记得海雁一说MARY包饺子,似乎具有极大的推动力,他欣然会来到我家…我家那后院的韭菜,那香椿树,那梨花,桃花,无花果树,处处都留下了学军悉心栽培的照料……两家都因为孩子上高中搬远了点,仍经常联络不断。

信主以后,我们一直期望学军重生得救,他似乎很少去教会,主内交通也不太多。我常常感叹,期盼着弟兄姐妹们都有灵命的增长,祝福事业与家庭生活健康快乐。

学军病重以来,我们为他和家人一直在恳切地祷告,希望他能真正认识这位又真又活得神,掌管天地万有的神,借着神医治的大能身心灵得自由。自此,一家人得到方方面面,特别是教会主内弟兄姐妹的极大宽慰与照料。

借着大家的爱心与关怀,家人悉心的陪伴和守护,那份恩情与眷爱,如我们那在天上的父无微不至在每日看顾我们,使学军深受感动,每每提起,他都感恩不尽!记得那天我与友人带他一起去吃饭,我看见他眼中噙满了泪水,声音哽咽地说:“一想到大家都随叫随到来看我,帮我,为我祷告,太感动了,我都想哭。”此情此景我深刻领悟到神在借着这苦难使他的灵命在成长:渐渐地他经历了神的大爱!也正如歌中唱到:我知道谁掌管明天,他更有了盼望,更加学会了依靠神!

因圣灵的感动使他再次经历了神,直至他临终,他都告白说,“感恩有你们,我预备好了,虽然就要离开这世界,但我相信有永生,我可以回到主怀中!”

复活节那晚,学军安息主怀中!临终前,他等到了再次握住了太太海雁的手……

学军安息主怀

(藏头诗祭)

家俊杰亦英才
贯中西琢自然
心儒雅温文静
居乐业友善亲
劳不堪悲伤苦
恩赐恵平安度
怀抱真情悟神遇
回路转忘忧归

这就是他用他短暂而又年轻的生命,充满善智地诠释出一新生命的讯息,奏响重得自由的凯歌。复活节当日他虽离去,但已得主的信息,就是“因祂活着,我能面对明天,因祂活着,不再惧怕!”何等的安详致远。

我坚信,学军已安息主怀中,他虽离去却孕育了新的生命和新生活的开始他,我们和我们在天上之父,我们有永生,将有一天会再见面,永远在一起,在天国得享其乐,自由自在! EUGENE, 我们永远怀念你!


2019年5月
MARY长虹之书以祭