In memory of
Benedict Chu 1938 - 2020, devoted family man Benedict Chu, 82, of Montclair peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at his home surrounded by family and love. Benedict Chu was born in Taishan, in the Guangdong Province of China, in 1938. As a young adult, Ben worked for the Hong Kong Department of Civil Engineering. He was eventually named a chief of staff, reporting directly to the chief engineer for airport development. Ben migrated to the United States in 1968 settling in New Jersey, where he married Millie Eng in 1972. He was a successful sales representative for Gestetner, which marketed duplication machines and related products. He was blessed with two wonderful granddaughters, Maya and Paige Gerdes. In addition to his granddaughters, Ben is survived by his daughter, Pamela Gerdes; five sisters, and two brothers. His family remembers Ben as a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was a fun-loving person with a good sense of humor.
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