Constituents Deceased list

Harkmoon Paik MBA ’67 was born on Feb. 17,1922, to Cheong Sung Paik and Cheong Yong Kim in Seoul, Korea. He was the oldest son of the family and brother to his departed siblings Songja, Sanok, Kumok, and Judge Harkjoon Paik. Harkmoon Paik was raised in Seoul. He graduated from Kyongbok High School in Korea and subsequently attended Seoul National University and a college in Yokohama, Japan, where he perfected his knowledge of Japanese language and culture. At 27 years of age, he married Taihi Min back in his native Korea. He then received a scholarship and credit for previous classwork completed to attend Florida Southern College in 1949. After two academic years, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. lmmediately after, he arranged for his wife, along with his sister-in-law Tae Kyung Kim to immigrate and attend the same college. ln 1951, Harkmoon Paik was hired as a professor by the U.S. Department of the Defense Language lnstitute (DLl) of Monterey. While employed at the DLl, he earned an MBA at SCU. He worked a sum total of 49 years at the DLl, with the last five as a professor with the Japanese Language Department. He retired at the age of 80 to devote more time to his health and family. Harkmoon Paik was an avid amateur golfer and tennis player. He supported the musical arts as a regular subscriber to the San Francisco Opera and Symphony as well as the Carmel Music Society and Monterey County Symphony. Harkmoon Paik was a longtime resident of Monterey, but in the remaining months of his life resided in lrvine, California, to live closer to his two sons. Despite his departure from the peninsula, he always viewed Monterey as his true home and has appropriately returned here to rest eternally. He passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2018, at 96 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Taihi, and sons David of Irvine, Edmund (wife Connie) of Rancho Palos Verdes, and grandchildren Erin, William, and Nathalie.

16 Feb 2019