Paul Son 

It is with profound sadness to inform the membership that our beloved colleague and a friend, Paul Son, a Korean interpreter, has passed away on June 13, 2020.

This news came as such a blow and so unexpectedly. Unfortunately, we are still in the midst of pandemic crisis and not able to see him off with the respect we want to pay him, and to which he is due.

Mr. Son has been with the court since the early part of the 1970’s and he is well known for his turtleneck worn with sartorial fashion sense.  His love for the profession enabled him to work until just before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

His wife, Rosarina, said she had been telling him to retire for years, but he was unwilling and felt himself still full of vigor to continue his profession. His love for his job was so great, it became a part of his life, she said.  He was very proud of his younger brother, a Catholic priest serving in Peru. Being a devout Christian himself, Paul was a treasured volunteer at his church.

Paul was a founding member of the Korean Professional Interpreter's Association.  He was eager to participate in all the activities the association offered. His positive presence and great humor will be missed always. 

Paul is survived by his wife, two sons and two loving grandchildren. All of us here at CFI Local 39000 wish peace be upon Paul, and upon the saddened hearts of his family and friends. 

In solidarity, and respect to a dear colleague,

Inson Oh