Wednesday, March 19, 2003
My firm lost a treasured colleague and friend to pancreatic cancer on Friday. Memorial services for Ben Paik were held yesterday afternoon, and the outpouring of grief, fondness and respect for this amazing young man was overwhelming. To help combat the swift and deadly disease that has robbed us of Ben (and so many others), please visit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). To help celebrate and memorialize Ben's affection for his undergraduate alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley, and its students, the Ben Paik '92 Memorial Alunmi Scholarship has been established. Donations payable to the California Alumni Association (address) are being accepted, and should reference the Ben Paik '92 Memorial Alunmi Scholarship.
It's impossible to believe I no longer will have the privilege of recruiting with Ben, or savoring all the little joys of his friendship like agonizing for the twelfth dozen time over the optimal specs of his home computer system. His death has shocked and shaken us all.
Benjamin Michael Paik
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