Obituary: Francis G. Lim Jr.

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Francis G. Lim, Jr.

Francis G. Lim Jr. passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Chicago, IL. Born to Francis Lim, Sr. (Lim Tiam Siu) and Celia Goiti Lim (Woo Siok Hun) on Feb. 18, 1942, in Barili, Cebu, Philippines. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert G. Lim; and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Lim Yu and Teresa May Lim. Francis is survived by two sisters: Mary Ann Lim of Foster City, CA and Mary Jane Lim (Charles) Gregory of Foster City, CA; and a brother, Richard (Linda Hardacre-Lim) Lim of Howell, MI.

Francis attended Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and received his AB in Engineering. He immigrated to the United States in 1966 to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated with his MS in Management. He worked for Montgomery Ward and retired from his position as caseworker for the State of Illinois.

Throughout his life he loved history with a special interest in WWII airplanes, reading the “Classics”and spending time at the Chicago Library.  While visiting Howell during Melon festival, his favorite activity was attending the Friends of the Howell Carnegie Library (of which he was a member) book sale where he found many of his treasure trove of historical, WWII and classic titles. He had much love for his family and was protective of each member. He shared his love of books and the written word with the younger generation of his family.

Private interment will be at the Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Howell, MI on Oct. 4, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Howell Area Archives (314 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, Michigan 48843) to be put toward the purchase of a high resolution scanner for preservation of historic photographs.

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