Nina Park- At midnight on Friday, March 22nd 2019, my beloved uncle (큰 아빠), Yeon Hee Park was called unto the Lord. He quietly departed in his sleep at his New Jersey home surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was and will always be remembered as a beloved son, brother, father, friend, teacher, mentor, Olympic Taekwondo Pioneer, and Philanthropist.
Grandmaster Yeon Hee Park dedicated his life making modern Taekwondo what it is today. He is a legend amongst his peers and in the world Taekwondo community – and will be remembered as one of the greatest Taekwondo Champions and Grandmasters of all-time. His legacy is carried on by his two children; Jessica and Andrew Park, his younger brother Yeon Hwan Park, and his niece and nephews Nina, Edward, and Elliott Park.
My uncle, Yeon Hee Park was a kind soul. When he was but a boy, he gave up meat after looking into the eyes of a cow that was on the slaughter line. He noticed the tears streaming down its face and realized it had a soul. He vowed never to eat meat again. And he never did.
Yeon Hee Park will never be forgotten. His influence on our family was immense. And the loss of his physical presence will be felt throughout our days. As his niece, I am heartbroken and grief-stricken. I close my eyes and can imagine his kind smile and his warm hugs. I would always give him a big kiss on the cheek. I miss him so much already. May God bless his soul and let him rest peacefully. He will be greatly missed.
For those who would like to pay their respects, please join our family in bidding our beloved farewell.
Wake: 5:00PM Sunday, March 24th
Funeral: 10:00AM Monday, March 25th
All flowers and sympathies can be sent here:
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME
809 Broad Ave, Ridgefield, NJ 07657
Tel: (201) 945-2009
Any questions or queries please contact:
Yeon Hwan Park
Tel: (516) 652-5806
Photo taken circa 1970’s of The YH Park Brothers at their TKD school in Long Island, New York.
At midnight on Friday, March 22nd 2019, my beloved uncle (큰 아빠), Yeon Hee Park was called unto the Lord. He quietly…