October 20, 1933 - July 14, 2019
JAI-HO YOO Dr. Jai-Ho Yoo passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on July 14th, 2019. Born on October 20th, 1933 in Korea, he devoted his life to promoting greater mutual respect, understanding and cooperation through cultural and educational exchange and professional collaboration. Dr. Yoo first came to Hawai’i in 1965 to pursue graduate studies at University of Hawai’i. He returned to Korea to assume his post as Deputy Director of Fulbright Commission. In 1975, he returned to Honolulu as the Alumni Director at East-West Center (EWC). In 1980, he founded the Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange (CAPE) and later Asia Pacific College (APC). More than 12,000 students, teachers and nurses from various countries in the Asia Pacific region attended CAPE and APC programs for language studies, nursing education, and cross-cultural training. He tried to create a greater sense of community by connecting visitors and kama’ainas through CAPE and APC programs. His contribution to Hawai’i has been recognized by the Honolulu City Council and twice recognized by the Hawai’ian Legislature. His life’s work was also recognized by South Korean president. Friends of CAPE will always remember him for his selfless care for others, his life-long dedication to humanity, and his love for learning and teaching. Dr. Yoo will also be remembered for his kindness and sense of humor that made every CAPE and APC event special. We pray that his soul will now rest in peace with the Lord. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosa, and two sons Fred and Nicholas, their respective wives Linda and Eun Young, and grandchildren Esther and Alex. Visitation from 9:00AM. Services starting at 9:45 AM, August 3rd at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial at 1:30PM at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.
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