Jersey City hosting tributes for late Councilman Michael Yun on one-year anniversary of his death


The City of Jersey City is hosting tributes for late Ward D Councilman Michael Yun on the one-year anniversary of his passing from COVID-19 complications.

A 12 noon mass will be held at the St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, located at 122 Ferry St., at the chapel on Ferry Street around the corner from the main church.

Then this evening, an in-person memorial is scheduled between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. this evening at the corner of Bowers Street and Central Avenue.

Additionally, the Jersey City Philharmonic Orchestra performed a concert in Yun’s honor, which is embedded above and has been shared by Mayor Steven Fulop and members of the council.

“A selfless public servant and beloved member of the Heights community, his story, his service, and sacrifice embody the best of Jersey City,” wrote Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh, Yun’s successor on the governing body.

“We lost Councilman Yun a year ago. Our city was enriched by his service. We suffer his absence,” tweeted Ward E Councilman James Solomon.

Yun, 65, had battled the coronavirus for nearly two weeks at the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was a patient at the ICU.

He was first elected to his post in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 and won both of those races running as an independent.

His passing sent shockwaves throughout the city in the early days of the pandemic, receiving a remote candlelight vigil last year and nearly a dozen officials remembered Yun’s life as part of a tribute show put together by HCV and the Hudson Media Group.

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