Yih-Kuen Chen

Born on July 1, 1948

Departed on January 29, 2012 and resided in Atlanta, GA

Yih-Kuen Jerry Chen, 63, formerly of Bowling Green, KY, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at his home in Atlanta, GA. He was former owner of Beijing Restaurant in Bowling Green 84-01. The Taiwanese native was born July 1, 1948. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister in Taiwan.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Yueh-Ju Judy Chen, and son, Johnny Chen, both of Atlanta, GA, as well as two brothers in the United States and three sisters and two brothers in Taiwan.
Cremation services were chosen. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. EST with Memorial Services to follow at 2 p.m. EST at Atlanta Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, 1039 Rays Rd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Atlanta Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, 1039 Rays Rd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Harold & Gail McGuffey February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Judy: We were so shocked to hear the news about Jerry. What in the world happened? So sorry for this loss. Our prayers are with you and Johnny. Much love, Harold and Gail McGuffey

  2. Joe's Pool Service - Joe & Rose Rutherford February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Judy, We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s death. What happened? I am sure you remember us; we took care of your swimming pool for many years while you were in Bowling Green. You and your son are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  3. Marcheta White February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply


    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I have many memories of you and Jerry at the Beinjing.

    Marcheta White

  4. Lloyd & Lynn Asp February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Our family often ate at Beijing, our children loved the volcano dish, I enjoyed Jerry’s newspaper article with him cutting a carrot so beautifully. I must admit it hasn’t been the same. We were shocked to read in the paper of Jerry’s passing. We are praying for you Judy and your son Johnny. God be with you at this very difficult time.

  5. Katherine Herndon February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Judy, I am so sad at finding out about the death or your beloved Jerry. I had the utmost respect for him when I was your inspector. He was always so nice, funny, respectful, and eager to operate your restaurant with the highest standards. My heart breaks for you, Johnny, and his other family members. I was honored to know him for many years and so loved him as a friend. I regret not being able to be friends outside of work. You were always so kind to me in spite of my job. You are among the best people I’ve ever known. Please try to be strong and take care of yourself. I can’t think of you without him. I offer my deepest sympathy. Kathy

  6. Kim Hart February 3, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Judy, I hope you remember me…I worked for you and Jerry at Beijing Restaurant except my name was “Kim London” at that time. It was always a pleasure to work with you and Jerry and I’m so sorry to hear about his passing. I pray comfort for you and Johnny during this sad time. My condolences.

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