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Dan Wee Lim

July 25, 1956March 22, 2020

Dan Wee Lim was born on July 25, 1956 and passed away on March 22, 2020.

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Elena Tang-Wu

March 31, 2020

Dan is my High School classmate. I remember the antics he and his buddy classmates played on the teachers and they were hilarious. They were a riot group and make the classes so much fun.

It is after HS that I got to know him better because he and his HS buddies were always hanging out with my aunt and cousins in my grandma’s liquor store. Those hung out would lead to fun trips and hey, who can forget the 70’s disco scenes.

I came to Southern California in the late ‘85. He is one of the few friends that I contacted first. He was always ready to help. When I don’t have a car yet, he was driving me from Alhambra to Costa Mesa for dental appointment. Wow, that was excellent dental service! When I bought my first car, he was the one who installed the radio unit for me. When I had a traffic accident, he was the one who advised me how to handle the situation. Even after he retired, when my son’s teeth needs a second opinion, he would be there. He came out of his home and met up with me and my son, at night, to render his second opinion.

I can keep going about the things he did for me as a friend. Big and little things … you just know he had this big heart!

He was my dentist until he retired some few years ago. In the later years, the yearly treks from my San Bernardino office to his Norwalk office had become too tiresome. There were a few times I reminded him that traffic was pretty bad coming and maybe I should stop seeing him this way. LOL! But I never did. So it was a shock when he said he is retiring for health reason. I missed the conversation we had over the years at his dental office.

As a father, he was so proud of his youngest son. He said his son doesn’t require braces and has the perfect teeth. Of course, the son has inherited the perfect dental gene from his dad. I am sure it runs in the family.

Enough said, Dan, you will always have a place in my heart and memories. RIP. What have eluded you on earth, may you find it in heaven.

Albert Go

March 27, 2020

I've known Dan since we were in High School just casually and met up later when we were in our early 20s after college when he came to LA through our mutual friend Jerry.  We used to hang out quite a bit with Jerry and have late night runs to King Taco in East LA.  We were the only non-Hispanics in the hood.  We also would either go play basketball or tennis late at night.  One night after playing tennis Dan was complaining his feet was hurting like a burning sensation.  When we got to Jerry's place he pulled out his shoes and found not holes in his socks but his entire sock was shredded like paper.  We laughed so hard rolling on the floor in tears.  

I got to know Dan much better during this period.  He would often invite me over to their house when there's family gatherings.  His was very sociable and well liked.  Any new friends was welcomed with open arms and he's always willing to help in any way.  He was the first person I confided in about my marriage plans.  Later when my fiance arrived and not knowing anyone, Deyan was gracious to be her maid of honor.  After we both got married and had kids we remained very close and both of our kids got to see each other often since we lived in the same area.  

After he retired we didn't see each other much.  He would often travel or I would be pre-occupied with work.  I heard about his incident in Las Vegas and when I saw pictures of him at the hospital I cried and couldn't sleep that night.  Last time I saw him was Feb 2019 in Manila.  He kept urging me to attend our high school reunion but unfortunately I had a schedule conflict.  Jerry arranged for a dinner one night and it was good to see him just like old times.  We never touched based since.  Deep inside him he loves his family and they meant the world to him!  He had the upmost respect to his parents and his siblings.  We will all miss him.