Dr. Franklin Lee 李豐明 博士
-- Dr. Franklin Lee with his friendly smile
A Life that Shined...
Recently I lost a dear friend of mine, Franklin Lee (1934-2005). I attended his memorial service in the Bay area, gave a short message, and was deeply moved by his family members and friends.
That was how it got me started this website!
Like many others, I missed Franklin Lee. At the same time there are many other Taiwanese, known or unknown, who had made Taiwan, that beautiful island, possible for us today. At least we owed them (and ourselves) this site...
Frank (豐明兄 - as most people called him) was a scientist, an educator, a thinker in many fields, a Christian and a Taiwanese. He spent most of his life in the States, from coast to coast, studying, working, playing and raising kids (two wonderful girls and one elegant boy - all of them already have their own family.)
Always came up with ideas, Frank never ceased to open up new doors for the Taiwanese overseas. He actively promoted the Taiwanese language and culture. He enjoyed tennis, fishing, music, and most of all, friends. His life shined through various congregations, fellowships, Taiwanese Americans associations. Upon his retirement, he went back to Taiwan and taught at the Cultural University Engineering School, served as Dean, and worked closely with fellow professors and researchers. Frank never ceased to dream for the better no matter how remotely.
About a month before his departure, we shared an interesting phone conversation. We talked about the politics, Taiwan, the world, Christianity, and the intelligent design vs. evolution. At one time he said, "I am borrowing time from God now, you know..." My reply was, "Yes, we all are. The question is how we are going to return His favor."
Frank did by shining his life through so many groups and individuals. We, I hope, are working on it still.
Dr. Franklin Lee's memorial site: