Somerville Remembering Chen-Chieh Jack Su

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Chen-Chieh Jack Su on his passing.

Chen-Chieh Jack Su was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.

Chen-Chieh Jack Su, 42, of Somerville, formerly of Danvers, died on April 3, 2021.
Jack Su was born in Taiwan on May 24, 1978 to Hung-Chang Hubert Su and Shu-Chiang Susan Su-Hsiao. Jack is survived by his older brother Chen-Kai Kevin Su, and Jack’s dog Bosco of Somerville.
Jack emigrated to the United States with his parents and his brother Kevin from Taiwan at the age of 7. Seeking a better future and the opportunity for their sons, Mr. & Mrs. Su brought Jack to Danvers, MA, where he would go on to flourish as an Honor Society student and two-time Tennis State Champion at St. Johns’ Preparatory School. His intensity as a competitive tennis player was only matched by his mastery of mathematics and computer sciences.
Fulfilling his parents’ vision for his American Dream, Jack would attend Tufts University where he continued his tennis career while pursuing his engineering studies. He was an active, well-regarded member of his fraternity Zeta Beta Tau, and considered by all a dedicated and honorable friend. Jack would graduate from Tufts University in the year 2000, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Jack had a strong, decades-long career in Mobile & Web Development, and as an in-high-demand developer he was recruited to straight from college, in June 2000. Jack would go on to be a lead developer for several notable enterprise companies such as Communispace, XPO Logistics, Philips, EdX and more over the next 20+ years. A well-respected veteran developer, he had just recently joined Gradifi of E*TRADE as Principal Full-Stack Engineer at the time of his passing.
Jack is survived by his parents, his older brother Kevin, his cousin Hui Yi Li and an international community of family and friends that loved Jack and who were fortunate enough to be loved by him. As a Red Sox fan and season ticket holder, there will be one less familiar face at Fenway. At the various restaurants and culinary hidden gems of Boston, there will be one more open seat. There will be one less stream of a truly talented player exploring the latest hit in gaming, and more room on the dancefloor each weekend. Most importantly, there will be one less dutiful son, lovable “uncle” and steadfast brother. Jack’s impact on those who knew him will endure long after his passing, each being better for having known him.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral service will be private with virtual on Zoom, on Sunday, April 11, at 10:00 AM. A celebration of the life of Chen-Chieh Jack Su will take place following the ceremony. Details for this event are to follow.

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