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In Memory of John Chen

Some time ago, we sadly lost John Chen—a longtime member of the AVI family. Though he fought with grit and determination for many years, John lost his battle with cancer in September. He will be sorely and deeply missed by the many of us whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife Caroline, and sons Nick and Kevin.

John was a part of the Applied Visions team for more than twenty years. Over the course of his time with us, John’s brilliance, wit, warm heart, and generous spirit helped build our company—and our company’s culture of compassion. John personally mentored and nurtured countless engineers both here at AVI, and for our clients as well. His patience and intelligence helped shape several generations of developers, and his kind and careful guidance are part of his legacy.

John Chen Memorial Scholarship Fund

In his memory, and in recognition of the joy he found in helping others to learn and grow, Applied Visions has created the John Chen Memorial Scholarship Fund. As a prominent member of the Hicksville community, and to honor the school his sons attended, the scholarship will benefit a graduating Hicksville High School student who demonstrates the academic and personal potential to excel in mathematics and computer science, and who needs financial support to realize his or her full potential in college.

It is in honor of John’s own achievement in these fields that we establish this scholarship, and it is our hope that his spirit will live on through the future achievements of the students helped in his name. We welcome donations to the scholarship fund, and invite you to participate.

The scholarship funds will be administered by the school. Please send your contributions by check, payable to Hicksville Public Schools, and noting on the memo field that this is for the John Chen Memorial Scholarship, directly to them, at:

Hicksville Public Schools
Administration Building
200 Division Avenue
Hicksville, NY  11801
Attn:  Dorinda Spinelli, Business Office

Applied Visions will match your contributions to this fund, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.

Thank you for helping honor John in this way.


Frank Zinghini
November 6, 2017