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Chuen Yuan “Peter” Yeh


After a valiant battle with cancer, Chuen Yuan “Peter” Yeh of Perkasie, PA, passed away at home while in hospice care on May 22, 2024, surrounded by his family.

Son of the late Fon Nan Yeh and Yi Chen Yeh, he was born on August 19, 1939, in Chiayi City, Taiwan where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University (1962) and served as a Lieutenant in the Taiwan ROC Air Force as a science instructor. After earning a full scholarship to study in the US, he arrived in 1963 and later received his Master’s and PhD degrees in Organic Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology (1965) and the Ohio State University (1968) respectively.

While in Ohio and New Jersey, he married, raised a family, and became a naturalized US citizen. He worked for 39 years as a research scientist in the petroleum industry for Allied Signal (Honeywell), ABB Lummus Global, and Exxon. He was awarded several US patents for processes he developed during those years.

Outside of work his activities and interests included: Cub Scouting (Pack 159 Cubmaster, Succasunna, NJ), Toastmasters, gardening, camping, home improvement projects at the family homes in Edison and the Jersey Shore, and recreational boating. He was also a small business entrepreneur including owning and maintaining multiple residential rental properties.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Chu Mei “Susan” Lin Yeh, he is also survived by his three children and their spouses, Cary (Lynn) Yeh of Monterey, CA, Kent (Lauren) Yeh of Pennington, NJ, and Shirley (Nate) Moore of Furlong, PA, six grandchildren Emily Yeh, Peter Moore, Max Moore, Anna Yeh, David Yeh, and Connor Moore, and many family members around the world.

The family will receive their friends at the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Monday, June 3, 2024 from 10:30-11:00 am, with a service to begin at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of Peter Yeh may be made to - Please designate Doylestown Health’s Palliative Care Fund.

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