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David Lu

David Temann Lu, 22, passed away on October 28, 2018. He was born December 14, 1995 in New Haven, Connecticut. From an early age, he showed an aptitude for creating – building Lego models and drawing on everything he could get his hands on. In the rest of his spare time, he poured over books on whatever his current passion was at the time – from dinosaurs to cars to Star Wars – he categorized every detail until he became an encyclopedia on the subject.

He took easily to music – playing trumpet in the marching band, strumming on his guitar or ukulele at home, and always drawn to any piano in a room. A natural born athlete, he excelled at baseball and basketball – playing little league at Piedmont and basketball later at Pratt – and dominated as a defender in Lacrosse. The more time he could spend outside, enveloped by nature, playing basketball, or on a run or hike, the better. His abilities and hard work playing with the Silverbacks and A I DuPont High School teams earned him a scholarship to St. Vincent College to play as a freshman starter on the lacrosse team.

He was one of those people who could accomplish anything he set his mind to, so when he decided to change gears and study sculpture at Pratt MWP, he made the transition seamlessly. There he picked up numerous awards, created countless beautiful works and charmed his professors, classmates, and anyone lucky enough to know him. He continued on this path when he moved to Brooklyn to complete his degree at Pratt Institute, while also working with prestigious artists in the fine art world, including Alex Katz and the Stillhouse Group.

David was a prolific creator – always painting, sculpting, drawing, playing music, cooking elaborate meals, and so much more. Fun-loving, health-conscious, and with a truly one-of-a-kind sense of humor, his kind nature and gentle spirit touched everyone he knew. He leaves behind many beautiful and inspiring works, and a large number of loving friends and family who will miss him dearly and keep him alive in their hearts and minds.

Services for David will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the arts through donations to Pratt MWP at https://www.mwpai.edu/support

Funeral Services

Chandler Funeral Home

7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin

Visitation from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Service at 3:00 pm


    Linda Bradford writes,
    My Deepest Sympathy to all of you for your devastating loss. We watched David grow up and go to school with our kids and my heart breaks for the sorrow you are going through. I hope you find peace and solace in your memories of happy times. My thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you. Linda, Ed, Lauren & Jeff Bradford
    10/31/2018 01:40 pm
    The Lawson Family writes,
    Our hearts and prayers are with David and the Lu family during this difficult time. Our memories of David will last forever, we thank Angela and Zhun for allowing us to be a part of David's life, watching David grow from a shy young boy to becoming a wonderful and talented young man with a huge heart and wonderful sense of humor. David will always be with us, remembered as a part of our family.
    10/31/2018 02:07 pm
    Cristina de Arana writes,
    My condolences to the Lu family as you go through this difficult time. I wish peace, unity, and love upon you all as you begin to heal. May his memory live on. Sending love and support, Cristina de Arana
    10/31/2018 03:28 pm
    Karen Rabik lit a candle and writes,
    David was one of my English students at A.I. He was smart and intuitive. I am so sorry to hear this and pray that grace and strength are holding up his family now. Memories are so important and sometimes life is far too short. I know he had wonderful friends at A.I. This is such a difficult loss and sometimes all we can do is lean on one another!
    10/31/2018 03:43 pm
    Carol A Johnson writes,
    We are so sorry and offer our deepest sympathy. We hold David, the Lu family and all of David's friends in prayer.
    10/31/2018 03:44 pm
    Carol and Hank Hinger writes,
    It I'd with heavy heart that we send the deepest sypathy for the loss of you beloved son David. So much life so little time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and all your family. Davis will always be with you in mind and sprit with love. Carol and Hank Hinger
    10/31/2018 08:41 pm
    Aaron Jenkins lit a candle and writes,
    A.I is one big family. I didnt know David that well, but I pray his memories live in in ur hearts. My prayers and condolences r with his friends and family.
    11/01/2018 01:58 am
    Karen, Emily and Ryan Baumbach writes,
    Words cannot express how saddened we are on the loss of your dear David. Our hearts go out to you as you grieve this tremendous loss. David has touched so many with his gentle spirit, wonderful sense of humor and his many talents—he will be remembered forever. Our prayers for strength, comfort and peace for your family and his many friends continue through these difficult days. With our deepest sympathy.
    11/01/2018 09:13 am
    Stephen Kane writes,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lu family for this terrible loss. Dave was an amazing guy and he will truly be missed. Being able to play lacrosse and trumpet with Dave at AI was always a great time. He was such a talented and fun person that I will never forget. Dave will always be with us.
    11/01/2018 11:09 am
    The Brown Family lit a candle and writes,
    Our deepest condolences go out to the Lu family during this difficult and sorrowful time. David was a brilliant and talented young man who touched the lives of many. May his memory live on forever in our hearts. Sending love and support, Pam, Mike, Alison, Annie & Emma Brown
    11/01/2018 03:41 pm
    Chen Family writes,
    Our deepest condolences go out to David and his family. We are all saddened by this news and we’ll be sure to keep all of you in our prayers.
    11/01/2018 06:47 pm
    Austin Griffith lit a candle and writes,
    I did not know David personally, but as a fellow A.I. Alumni we are all Tigers forever. Warm wishes and condolences...
    11/02/2018 09:22 am
    Sonia Giuliani writes,
    David was a very good friend to my son Nicholas, growing up together through their school years. He was very important in his life as a role model. He was full of life and many talents. We are all devastated to hear of this sad news. He will be greatly missed. Sending lots of peace and love to all of you. With heavy hearts and deepest sympathy, Sonia Giuliani Jimmy, Nicholas and Michael Albany
    11/02/2018 10:09 am
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    11/02/2018 10:13 am
    Pam & Jerry Adams writes,
    Angela, Zhun, & daughters, We extend our deepest sympathy to you at this very sad time. In the midst of your sorrow and grief we pray that you find some comfort knowing that you are surrounded by so many who care and share in your loss. We were fortunate to have been with you for some of the happy times in your precious David's life - we will remember him as a gifted athlete, musician, good friend, and wonderful person.
    11/02/2018 03:28 pm
    A Lauren writes,
    Dear family of David, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. It can be so painful to lose someone you love- especially at such a young age. I hope you find true comfort in this difficult time (Revelation 21:3,4)!
    11/03/2018 08:52 am
    Patricia Rogowski writes,
    Dearest Lu Family: We are saddened by the loss of your son and brother, David. He accomplished so many wonderful things and will always be remembered. Pat and Tony Rogowski
    11/03/2018 11:31 am
    Yiren and Meimei lit a candle and writes,
    We are so sorry for this heartbroken loss. Our deepest condolences go out to your family. David was such a wonderful and talented young artist who we all admire. His kindness and bright smile will be forever missed.
    11/03/2018 12:11 pm
    Kristin Segiel writes,
    I only knew David for a brief moment in time but his unique perspective of this crazy life we live in left a hard impression on me. My deepest sympathies through this time to your family.
    11/03/2018 03:00 pm
    Lucy Chen writes,
    My deepest sympathy to the Lu family. I’m very glad to have the opportunity to meet David. He was truly a very special and warm hearted character. May he Rest In Peace.
    11/04/2018 11:07 am
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