OBITUARY

James Hoshik KIM

March 14, 1963November 28, 2018

James Hoshik KIM was born on March 14, 1963 and passed away on November 28, 2018

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James Hoshik KIM

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Teresa Trissell

December 10, 2018

He was so proud of his daughters and family, and such a joy to see at their basketball and lacrosse games. We will miss him and are sending your family our heartfelt condolences.

Mindy Fetterman

December 7, 2018

So terribly sorry to hear about James’ death. I’ll always remember how creative he was and his quiet humor. So glad we hired him at USA TODAY, and so sorry for his family.

Jayne O'Donnell

December 7, 2018

James was, of course, brilliant, but he was also so fun and nice to everyone in the Money section of USA Today where we worked together for several years in the 1990s. We lost touch - i last saw him in the Santa line at Tyson's Galleria in the mid-2000s with out children. But I'm so glad he was similarly appreciated at the Commerce Department. Even though we knew he was sick, we invited him to our recent Money section reunion on November 10, which of course he couldn't make. But he was in our thoughts that night as they will be for years to come. Here's a picture from that night and sending sympathy from all us, including those who couldn't make the lovely funeral service.
- Jayne O'Donnell

Bob Yuskavage

December 7, 2018

I had the great fortune to work with James almost immediately after he first came to BEA. He was a wonderful colleague who went out of his way to make things better for others. He had a great talent for maintaining calm in stressful situations.

My deepest condolences go to the Kim family and James' friends and colleagues.

Peggy Song

December 7, 2018

James was a wonderful person. I don't remember when I met James, but it seems that his father was maybe a professor of my mother's in Korea so there was always some family connection. I think I was there sitting in between Anna and James when they first met at a dinner gathering! He was always funny, but he was uber-funny while trying to charm Anna. And clearly it worked. I still remember when we met up at Lake Tahoe several years ago and as he was watching my daughter tenaciously enter the lake, he was so positive, encouraging and patient with her. Anna and James were fortunate to have found one another- they created two beautiful girls and a beautiful life. Anna, Abigail and Eleanor, we are here for you.

Jane and Richard Wilson

December 5, 2018

Our memories of Jim will forever be of a kind thoughtful positive Dad and person. Jim was so so proud of his own daughters but always led the conversation, when we would meet on basketball courts or lacrosse fields in the area, with a hello, a smile and a compliment for the daughter of the person to whom he was speaking . No matter who he was talking to parent or player, he always had a kind word to share and made them feel important. His interest in your child was genuine as was the tremendous joy you could see he received in watching his own daughters. He just beamed. Our hearts are with the Kim family and rest assured Jim we will take every opportunity to cheer and support your daughters and practice the humble approach to sports and life you showed us all.

Kevin Noca

December 4, 2018

James' daughter Abby played on the BRYC team in 8th grade with my daughter, Amelia. James was probably the most positive, encouraging parent I have ever come across in the nearly 20 years my two kids have collectively played sports. He had nothing but great things to say about all of our daughters and we all greatly enjoyed his company during practices and games. Other parents gravitated to James because of his good nature, and it was easy to see how much he loved the game and his daughters. I was glad to have had the chance to talk with him at length at T.J. last season prior to the Woodson-T.J. Girls Varsity game. He is a wonderful man, parent, and husband.

Warmest Regards,
Kevin Noca

Dezire Maddox

December 3, 2018

James was such a great soul, a wonderful father and friend. He always talked about his girls and he loved basketball. My husband and I sat with him at one of our kids’ basketball games. He was just as pleasant as ever and I’m going to miss his kind smile.
Rest In Peace, James! We will miss you.

Lisa Mataloni

December 1, 2018

James will be missed dearly by his BEA colleagues. We are so glad that we had the opportunity to know and work with him. He was a talented communicator and editor, but our conversations inevitably turned towards family. He was so proud of his girls and we enjoyed trading parenting stories. We’ll miss his contributions and good humor at the office and are mourning the loss of a good man today.

Lisa and Ray Mataloni

Alice Won-Kim

December 1, 2018

James is a wonderful husband, father and person. The caliber in his character can be seen in the wonderful marriage and family he created.