Photos: Dublin trustee Catherine Kuo honored at vigil

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Catherine Kuo (Dublin Unified School District) 

More than 1,000 people gathered Sunday night at a Dublin park to honor the life of a school board member who died tragically last week.

Catherine Kuo’s husband, William; father, Rev. Frank Choe; and sister, Anita, were among the speakers at a candlelight vigil at Emerald Glen Park that brought students, school board members, friends and Kuo’s family. One person there, artist Lucas Coughlan, of Dublin, made a chalk drawing of Kuo on a cement walk at the park.

Kuo, 48, a Dublin Unified School District school board trustee since 2019, was helping distribute food boxes at Fallon Middle school when she was pinned between two vehicles. She died from her injuries.

She was volunteering as part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program as part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program when the tragedy happened. The program helps families in the district hard hit by the pandemic.

In a public statement leading up to the vigil, Kuo’s family called her a “real superhero.”

Read more about the life of Kuo here.

DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: Rev. Frank Choe speaks about his daughter Catherine Kuo during a candlelight vigil in her honor at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: William Kuo speaks about his wife Catherine Kuo during a candlelight vigil in honor at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021.  (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: People bow their heads in a moment of silence during a candlelight vigil in honor of Catherine Kuo at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: Anita Lee, sister of Catherine Kuo, wore angel wings to honor her sister, during a candlelight vigil at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: Artist Lucas Coughlan, of Dublin, draws a chalk drawing of Catherine Kuo before a candlelight vigil in her remembrance at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: People gather to listen to speakers during a candlelight vigil in honor of Catherine Kuo at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. 
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: Dublin High School freshman baseball player Desi Lopez, 14, holds a candle during a candlelight vigil in honor of Catherine Kuo at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: William Kuo takes a seat after speaking about his wife Catherine Kuo during a candlelight vigil in honor at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
DUBLIN, CA – MARCH 28: Candles illuminate the hillside as people gather to remember Catherine Kuo during a candlelight vigil in honor at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, Calif., on Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 

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