Wednesday, December 2, 1998
Major Sources in this Story Are Summarized Below
- Loyal Ekholm
a funeral director in San Mateo, California who has helped families arrange the international transfer of family remains.
- Mike Fleming
a spokesman for the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles, who explained agency policies on the international transfer of human remains.
- Hank Kim
an auto repair shop owner in Lake Forest, California, who recently arranged to have his parents' remains transported to California from Korea.
- Henry Kwong
manager of a funeral home in Los Angeles, who has helped families arrange the international transfer of family remains.
- Evelyn Lee
an aerospace engineer who recently arranged to have her grandparents' remains transported to California from China.
- Merrill Mefford
an official with Rose Hills cemetery in Whittier, California, who noted trends in the international transferral of remains.
- Don Nakanishi
director of UCLA' Asian American Studies Center, who studies the cultural impact of reburial.
- Gin Gee Tong
a cauliflower farmer who died in his native China in 1952 and was returned recently to his family in California.
- Yook Chew Tong
a Chinese immigrant who recently arranged to have his father's remains transported to California.