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“I knew Jason five years ago when he was living in London and I in Scotland. He and I spent a lovely weekend in Madrid which I will always treasure...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Katie Burke - New York, NY

“Jason was a good friend for many years. He was kind and funny and had something novel to say about pretty much any topic. He also played a big part...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Nathaniel Jedrey - Arlington, VA

“So shocked to hear this news and my deepest condolences to Jason's families. I had worked with Jason in three firms. He is a very nice partner who...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Joy Xiao - NY, NY - Coworker

“I am so very sorry for your loss.... ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Scott Kaliko - Sparta, NJ

“May Jason’s memory be a blessing. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kris Brown - Acquaintance

“Jason was an incredibly deep person. I met him in 2012 through a mutual friend who would hold a friendly weekly poker game. Jason was incredibly...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Ravi Doshi - NY, NY - Friend


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Jason Zhou, beloved son, and father to a three-year-old daughter passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the age of 38.

Jason was born on February 13, 1983, in Nanchang, China to Xiaohui Zhou and Xiaoling Wu. He grew up in St. Louis Missouri. As a child, he was an avid piano player and he maintained a lifelong love of reading. His remarkable mind was as capable of the analytical as it was of the creative. He attended Yale University and earned a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He received his graduate degree in law from the University of Chicago.

Jason was a sensitive soul. In spite of his reserved exterior, he felt every emotion very deeply. He could be brought to tears at the sound of beautiful music or a poignant passage of literature. His love for his daughter was unconditional, and he longed to teach her everything about the world he knew.

Jason was strong and generous. He was a dutiful son, honoring his parents. He was a generous friend, always making himself available when those in his life needed help. He was disciplined, stayed in excellent physical shape, and enjoyed the game of squash. His dream in life was to become a novelist, something he would have excelled at given his extraordinary writing ability and imagination.

Jason is survived by his young daughter, Claire Zhou, and his parents, who will never forget the light their son brought to their life. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 17th at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home at 2 pm.