Jerry Huang, a 22-year-old math major at LMU, died from heart failure on Aug. 28, 2019, according to an email sent out to students on Sept. 6, 2019 by Terry Mangione, dean of students and vice president for student affairs.
"We are all saddened by the loss. Jerry was a thoughtful and polite young man with the ability to view things from multiple perspectives. As a math major, he was excited to discover ways in which math connects with many other discipline," said Suzanne Larson, professor of mathematics and associate dean. "Our entire community mourns his loss and will miss his wit and positive outlook."
Josh Hallam, an assistant professor of mathematics, remembers Jerry fondly in his class. His favorite memory of Jerry was when he had written a short story for an assignment about the future of robotics in medicine. He described the story as "creative, thought-provoking and touching."
"I was fortunate to have been able to meet and interact with Jerry last year during my first year at LMU," said Hallam. "He was a hard worker and had a great way of asking interesting questions."
In the email sent to students, Mangione announced that a celebration of life for Jerry will take place on Sept. 14, 2019 at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary at 12 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear Jerry's favorite color, yellow.