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Kim, Jang Kyu October 25, 1939 - April 3, 2021

Jang Kyu Kim (김장규) passed away on April 3, 2021 at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital after hospitalization complications following a stroke. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Kim, as he was most often called, was born on October 25, 1939 and grew up in South Korea with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He had a pioneering spirit and an interest in many hobbies, most notably reading and collecting antiques. He majored in English Literature at Kyung Hee University (경희대학교). After working in Montréal, Canada at a trading firm, he was determined to come to America and pursue the “American dream”.

After marrying in 1973, he emigrated in 1974 and lived in Queens, New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey, and eventually settled in Bronxville, New York in Westchester County where he lived since 1981.

Mr. Kim was a fixture on the Metro-North train, commuting to his export / import consulting firm at the landmark Woolworth building in downtown Manhattan. Living in Bronxville and commuting was all part of this dream as he loved being close to and everything New York City had to offer. He appreciated the architecture, loved visiting art museums, and dining out – most notably going to Chinatown and enjoying Italian cuisine on Arthur Avenue. All this while being able to raise his children in a comfortable and idyllic suburban setting.

Also, as part of the immigrant experience and upon his arrival, Mr. Kim had become a part of the community at the Korean Catholic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New York. He was finally Baptized and Confirmed in 2003 and with the Catholic name, Louis. Through the years, he helped other immigrants and befriended other parishioners led by Father Cornelius Chang.

Mr. Kim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shin Ja (엄신자) / Bernadette and loving children, Justin (김연백) and Cynthia (김윤경) of New York. In South Korea, he is survived by his brothers, Phil Kyu (김필규) and Woo Kyu (김우규) and sisters, Young Ja (김영자) and Ki-Ok (김기옥), and countless nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his parents, Suk Hyun (김석현) and Young Soon (박영순), and brother, Hyung Kyu (김형규).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national organization which protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans, so that others can share in the American Dream. https://www.aaldef.org/

Calling Hours at The Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville between the hours of 4 to 8pm, Thursday, April 8th. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Cornelius Chang at St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:45am.

He will be inurned at a later date at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

Calling Hours: 4 to 8 pm, Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mass: 10:45 am, Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

In Lieu of Flowers: Contributions may be made to The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Condolences(13)

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    Christina Ritchie says

    Remembering all of Cynthia’s stories of Mr. Kim enjoying good food, and sending love to the whole family.

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    Um Tae Soo Martin says

    I’ m so sorry for your loss

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    Paul Chu says

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences.

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    Elizabeth Youngsoon K.Lee says

    May God’s comfort be with your family

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    Stephen Truono says

    I am sorry for your loss. Having read Mr. Kim’s obituary, it is clear he was a remarkable, husband, father business professional and person. May he rest in eternal peace . . .

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    배진형 says

    함께 했던 시간들 모두 좋은 기억들로 남아 있고, 앞으로도 그럴 겁니다.
    감사한 일이 참 많은데, 이렇게 짧은 글로나마 올립니다.
    또한 가족분들께도 위로의 말씀 올립니다.

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    Wilfred Drakes says

    God Bless you and the family in this time of sorrow.
    May the thoughts of joyful times carry the family thru the hard times. God Bless!

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    Carmen Vega says

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Thank you for sharing part of him in the obituary. He was an honorable man. I’ve lost both my parents and I want to share my thoughts of comfort. They continue taking care of us from heaven. God Bless You All!

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    Carrie Hendricks says

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. My deepest condolences for you and your family.

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    Kyle Preman says

    So sorry for your loss. Our condolences for you & your family.

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    Diana Pombano says

    So very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.

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    Michael Galayda says

    I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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    Paul & Cathy Chu says

    “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy.” Inuit Proverb
    We are sending you, your mom & brother our heartfelt condolences.

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