In Memory of Dr. Xu-Dong Liu Memorial Service and Burial Service Program ∞ 1:00-3:00 pm, October 25, 2005 Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, I. Memorial Service Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, (Program Director: Dr. Rugang Ye) Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Organ music: Ms. Carol Schaeffer A moment of memory of Dr. Xu-Dong Liu Buddhist Music ∞ Dr. Xu-Dong Liu’s Bio: Dr. Danping Peng Buddhist Chanting: Rev. Katsumi Ueda Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Speeches: Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead, UCSB Administration: Vice Chancellor John Wiemann, representing Chancellor Put crepe bows round the white necks of the Henry Yang public doves, UCSB Department of Mathematics: Dr.Tom Sideris, Chair Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton Caltech Department of Applied Mathematics: Dr. Tom Hou gloves. UCSB Colleagues: Dr. Björn Birnir, Dr. Xianzhe Dai, Dr. Rugang Ye Colleagues All Over the World: Dr. Hongkai Zhao Friends All Over the World: Dr. Sikun Lan ∞ Family Friend: Dr. Xiaojian Zhao Buddhist Message: Rev. Katsumi Ueda He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, Family speech: Ms. Shirley X Lu, Dr. Xu-Dong Liu’s wife My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever: I was Final Tribute to Dr. Xu-Dong Liu: Guests and then family proceed to see Dr. Xu-Dong Liu in casket. (Organ music) wrong. II. Burial Service ∞ Pallbearers carry the casket from the chapel to the site of the burial service. The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Family and guests follow the pallbearers and the hearse. Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Buddhist Chanting Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. Flower Placement For nothing now can ever come to any good. Conclusion of Services III. Reception Author: W. H. Auden Selected By: Shirley X Lu The family invites all guests to a reception at Stella Mare’s Restaurant (50 Los Patos Way) right after the services. The restaurant is across the street from the cemetery.
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