Dear New York Circle Members,
It is with great sadness to share the news that New York Circle member Peter Yoon passed away this past January. His family informed us of his passing, but we have no further information, and we respect their need for privacy at this time. Peter was 64.
A Korean translator and interpreter, Peter was a longtime active member of the New York Circle and the ATA. He also had his own LSP in New Jersey, which specialized in technical and scientific fields. He held a BS in Chemical Engineering from Han Yang University in Korea and a MS in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Before entering the linguistic world, he worked as a programmer for IBM and was the IT Director of PR Newswire.
Peter is remembered as a very charming and amiable man. He had a ready smile and a willing attitude and was always eager to help out and advise fellow members. He served on our Board of Directors as Treasurer for two years in 2011-2012. At our monthly meetings, he greeted newcomers warmly and made them feel welcome. When I last spoke to him, he was excited about plans to expand his business and expressed great hope for the new directions he wanted to take. A number of past and present Board members have expressed their sadness at this loss and their fond memories of him. He will be missed. If you would like share a memory or tribute to Peter, please feel free to leave it here.
New York Circle of Translators member