Yu Zhou Gu

July 04, 1958 - April 06, 2019

Yu Zhou Gu

Yu Zhou Gu, 60, of Houston, died Sunday, April 6, 2019, in Beaumont. He was born on July 4, 1958, to Zhen De Huang Gu and Rui Hua Gu, in Shanghai, China.

Mr. Gu grew up in a musically talented home with his parents being accomplished pianists. At the age of eleven, Yu began practicing the violin, being taught by a family friend. He was a graduate of Shanghai Music School with a degree in violin performance. After graduation, Yu went on to play in the Shanghai Symphony and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Gu met his wife Ying Liang Zhao Gu, in 1992 at the symphony. In 1995, the couple moved to the United States to study at the University of Houston. Yu was an accomplished violinist who played for various symphonies throughout the state, including Galveston, Victoria, Lake Charles, Clear Lake, and Beaumont. 

Survivors include his wife of twenty-five years, Ying Liang Zhao Gu; son, Steven Gu; parents, and numerous friends in the regional symphony.

Mr. Gu’s memorial service will begin at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Calder Baptist Church, 1005 North 11th Street, Beaumont. 

Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. 

Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Memorial Service
Calder Baptist Church
1005 North 11th Street Beaumont, TX 77702
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Comments (4)

  • Adrienne Hollander

    19 April 2019 at 21:35 | #

    Steven was my student in high school, and like his parents, was an accomplished violinist. My sincere condolences to Steven and his mother. May you find strength in your faith and may your memories of your father bring you comfort, Steven.


  • Alive Steele

    14 April 2019 at 03:37 | #

    I am saddened in Yu’s sudden death. I am rejoicing that he is with Lord Jesus and you will be with him again in the future.


  • Annette Garrett

    13 April 2019 at 01:01 | #

    Yu Zhou Gu will be greatly missed in Galveston. Prayers for his family and close friends


  • Bob Anderson Heirloom Recordings

    12 April 2019 at 18:20 | #

    I have recorded the GSO for several years and enjoyed listening to the orchestra. It was a pleasure to record the group. I know all will miss his talented contributions to this orchestra.


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