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Earl J. Ku

September 17, 1941 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Earl Ku Obituary

In Memory of Earl Juang-Ell Ku

Dr. Earl Juang-Ell Ku was born in 1941 and grew up in Taichung, Taiwan.  He passed away on Wednesday, January 3rd in his home at North Brunswick, New Jersey.  He is survived by his three children Daniel, James, and Maryann, and five grandchildren Jonathan, Elias, Elaine, Elizabeth, and Catherine. He lived life of blessing and was devoted to his family.      

Earl is fourth sibling in the family of Xiang Ku and Cha Chou.  He has two older sister, one older brother and one younger brother.  From an early age he had learned to be an honest, industrious, and hardworking person.  During his elementary school days his mom was stricken with stroke and was bed ridden for 6 years before passing away.  During those years he took on the responsibility of cooking for the family, helped dad’s vendor business, and attended school.  Even in these circumstance he did well enough in school to get admitted to junior high school.  But due to his family economic condition he could not afford to continue with school.  When his teacher found out, the teacher secretly paid for his tuition so he can continue with school.  This event is one that he always recounts and expressed much gratitude to his teacher.  There will be many more of these invisible hands that help him throughout his life. He attended a vocational high school.  To get into college he had to study hard to pass the college entrance exam.  He made dual use of his time to study like when memorizing vocabularies while walking or riding bike.  The second time he took the college entrance exam he received high score for acceptance to Taiwan Normal University.  At University he studied English.  After graduating he served two years of military service before starting work as an English teacher at Da Zhi Junior High School.  There he met his wife Hung Yu and was married.  His wife introduced him to Christianity and he came into faith.  After a few years he became the depart head of teachers and then moved the family to Nei Hu Elementary School as vice principle.  Then on 1974 he went to America to pursue graduate studies in state of Tennessee and Illinois in the subject of statistics and education.  In between semester during summer break he worked as world book encyclopedia door to door salesman and became the top salesman.  In winter breaks he went to New York City to labor in Chinese Restaurants.  But he was so happy to be earning US dollar.  In 1977 his wife and three children immigrated to join him at Urbana-Champagne, IL.  Reuniting with his wife and family at Chicago O’Hare airport was one of the most joyous and happy moment.  In 1978 he received PhD degree in the field of educational statistic from University of Illinois.  Then he moved the family to Columbia, South Carolina while he worked at Voorhees University in educational testing.  His commute was an hour long each way in order to ensure his children went to a good school district.  From 1978 to 1982 he helped to establish educational testing program and statistical analysis to evaluate student performance at Voorhees. He attained the position of testing director at Voorhees.  Then from 1983 he accepted a new position at Newark Board of Education one of the largest school districts in NJ as Testing and Research Specialist.  The family moved to Edison, New Jersey. The protocols that he and his coworkers created were so good that they became used throughout the state.  After that, for the next few decades, he worked as a teacher in various schools across the NJ/NY metro area before retiring in 2017. 

Earl was devoted to his family and served industriously in his profession of education.  He instilled in his children the importance of Christian character, hard work, and education.  He lived honestly and worked hard to provide for his family a better life and education. 

辜莊二博士于1941年出生在台湾台中,并在那里长大。他于2023年1月3日星期三在新泽西州北布朗斯维克的家中去世。他的三个子女丹尼尔、詹姆斯和玛丽安以及五个孙子乔纳森、伊莱亚斯、伊莱恩、伊丽莎白和凯瑟琳都幸存下来。他过上了一生幸福的生活,并全心全意地奉献给了他的家庭。

莊二是辜相和周茶家族的第四個兄弟姊妹。他有两个姐姐,一个哥哥和一个弟弟.从小他就学会了做一个诚实、勤奋和努力工作的人。在读小学时,他的母亲中风卧病六年后去世。在那些年里,他承担了烹饪家庭饭菜、帮助父亲的摊贩生意和上学的责任。即便在这种情况下,他在学业上表现出色,被录取到初中。但由于家庭经济状况,他无法负担继续上学的费用。当他的老师得知时,老师秘密支付了他的学费,使他能够继续上学。这件事是他经常回忆起并对他的老师表示感激的事件。在他一生中将会有许多这样的无形之手帮助着他。他就读了一所职业高中。为了上大学,他必须努力学习,以通过大学入学考试。他利用自己的时间,比如在走路或骑自行车时记忆单词。第二次参加大学入学考试时,他以高分被台湾师范大学录取。在大学里,他主修英语。毕业后,他服了两年的军队,然后成为大直初中的英语老师。在那里,他遇到了妻子洪育,并结了婚。他的妻子介绍他接触了基督教,他开始信仰。几年后,他成为教师主任,然后将家庭搬到内湖国小,担任副校长。然后在1974年,他去美国田纳西州和伊利诺伊州攻读统计和教育专业的研究生学位。在暑假期间,他在学期间做过世界百科全书的上门推销员,并成为最优秀的推销员。在寒假期间,他去纽约市的中餐馆工作。但他很高兴能赚到美元。1977年,他的妻子和三个子女移民到伊利诺伊州厄巴纳-香槟市与他团聚,这是其中最欢乐和幸福的时刻之一。1978年,他在伊利诺伊大学获得了教育统计学博士学位。然后他将家人搬到南卡罗来纳州哥伦比亚,在福尔希斯大学担任教育测验工作。他每天要花一个小时的通勤时间,以确保他的孩子们上的是一个好的学区。从1978年到1982年,他帮助建立了福尔希斯的教育测试项目和统计分析,以评估学生的表现。他成为了福尔希斯的测试主管。然后从1983年开始,他接受了新的职位,成为新泽西州最大的学区之一纽瓦克教育局的测试和研究专家。家庭搬到了新泽西州的爱迪生。他和同事们创建的协议非常出色,以至于它们在整个州内得到了广泛使用。之后,在接下来的几十年里,他在新泽西/纽约大都会区的各个学校担任教师,直到2017年退休。

Earl致力于家庭,并在他的教育职业中勤奋工作。他灌输给他的孩子基督教品德、勤奋工作和教育的重要性。他生活诚实,努力工作,为家庭提供更好的生活和教育。

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Saturday
January 13, 2024

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
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Saturday
January 13, 2024

9:30 AM
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Milltown, NJ 08850

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Saturday
January 13, 2024

Elmwood Cemetery
Georges Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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