Il Chul Park

Date of Death: March 12, 2019
Korean Central Church - Pittsburgh
821 South Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Friday 3/15, 10:00 am
Beaver Cemetery
Third and Buffalo Streets
BEAVER, PA 15009
Friday 3/15, 12:30 pm

“The family and friends of Il Chul Park are saddened to announce the passing of an extraordinary man, devoted father, grandfather, philosopher and minister.  Dr. Park passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of March 12, 2019 at the Heritage Valley Hospital, Beaver, Pa.  He was 88 years of age.Born in a small townContinue Reading

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Mara Yoko left a message on October 20, 2021:
To the family of Dr. Park - I was his student at PSU in 1985, and he has left such an impression on me. He encouraged me to change my major to philosophy, which I considered a great honor. I didn't follow that path, but I loved his classes and the few times I was able to talk to him as we walked between buildings. He had a beautiful spirit and I felt it shine on me. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss and how grateful I am to have been his student. I know that his joy and love live on in you, and that is good for us all.
James Monroe left a message on March 17, 2019:
Extremely sad to hear of Il's passing. He was a great colleague with me at Penn State Beaver. I enjoyed being invited to his house for faculty parties and I hope he enjoyed being invited, as he was, to my house. We had some great conversations. He was witty and wise. I valued him dearly, and will miss him.
김동휘 left a message on March 15, 2019:
목사님의 떠나심이 참으로 슬프오나 저희들에게 귀하고 아름다운 가르치심을 남기시고 이제는 하나님의 품에서 영원한 평강을 누리실 목사님을 기뻐합니다. 감사합니다. 김동휘 이성선 드림
Mary (Graeser) Walker left a message on March 14, 2019:
So sorry to hear that Dr. Park has passed. He was such a wonderful, caring man. We much appreciated him visiting with our father after the passing of our mother. The neighborhood will not be the same. Such an honor to have had known such a great man. He is now reunited with friends and neighbors that loved him so much.
Caro Brieck left a message on March 14, 2019:
Sincere sympathy to the family. I have fond Penn State memories of IL Chul as both my late husband, Al, & I worked with him. We all became fast friends as the campus was small with only 14 faculty in 1967. I remember him as a humble, gentle man with great faith. Thoughts of him make me smile. God's peace, Carol Talvola-Brieck
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박기성 목사, 이지선 사모 left a message on March 13, 2019:
언제나 인자하시고 사랑을 주셨던 목사님늘 존경하며 감사했습니다교회와 부족한 종을 위해 늘 기도해 주시던 목사님주께서 주시는 영광의 면류관을 받으신줄 믿습니다.아버지와 기쁨을 함께하실 목사님 잊지 않겠습니다.
Rhonda Seaman left a message on March 13, 2019:
I was saddened to hear of Dr. Parks passing. I was a student of his at Penn State in 92. That class was my favorite throughout college. His presence had stuck with me all these years. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with all of his family and friends.
Kyoon Shin left a message on March 13, 2019:
존경하고 사랑하는 박일철 목사님이제 주님의 부르심을 받아 모든 달려갈 길을 다 마치시고 주님 품에 안기셨습니다.저회들은 목사님께서 말씁과 행동으로 보여주신 귀한 진리의 길을 좇으려합니다.뉴욕 한빛교회 신 균, 황애현 드림
Pat Grim left a message on March 13, 2019:
Dear Won Sook and family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy for your loss and the sympathy of many members of First Presbyterian Church of Beaver. Several of us were saying how much we missed you these last weeks (your presence was noticed as you shared a pew with me and my friends). You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God's Comfort and Peace be with you and may all your wonderful memories of IL Chul help you through your mourning period!
Karen Hayes Guzyk left a message on March 13, 2019:
I remember Dr. Park and his wonderful family well as he was my Aunt Alice Hayes’ neighbor. I remember him as a kind, generous, wise man who loved his family, friendsand teaching. He left a positive footprint on this world. My condolences to Dr. Park’s family.
Reggie Bright left a message on March 13, 2019:
I remember a wonderful seminar taught by an animated Dr Park from back in the '80's. He told us he did not want to leave this world quietly but that there should be alot of tears and fan fare for him. Well, after all these years that simple lecture has stuck with me and I'm not sure why. Perhaps just to provide one of the many tears shed for the wonderful man.
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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