My family has been deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved friend Jim. I am in St Louis this weekend to attend Jim’s Memorial Mass. Together with his family and friends, we celebrate Jim’s remarkable 87 years of life. Who could imagine that 3 strangers (Jim, Min and me) brief encounter at Copenhagen, Denmark over 24 years ago would become lifelong friendship. The money that Jim left to his loved ones and to my family as well as the Endowment Scholarship that my family established in his honor with his gift money not only will benefit financial needy college students, but also will tell the goodness and kindness of humanity from generations to generations of my family.
We miss you, Jim. But, we are comforted by the faith that we shall meet again in Heaven. Rest in Peace, our dear friend.
Jim served in US Navy during the World War II. He was the left one with a white hat.
Jim was the 3rd person from the right.