I just learned that the wonderful Tim Lipka has left us far too soon. He was a friend who only came into my life at the beginning of 2012 when I came to the US-China Commission where he formerly worked, and I am so disappointed that I will not get to laugh with him longer. He was charming, fun, whip smart and refreshingly genuine. I liked him so very much and was so glad to have made such a wonderful new friend. My heart goes out to the Lipka family. You raised such a wonderful young man and all of us who knew him were lucky and better for it. Tim positively touched everyone he met and brought so much zeal and competence to everything he did.