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April 19, 2014
Franny, my love and prayers always. Nan
April 14, 2014
November 29, 2013
I am responding for Edith Manchester(née Roberts) who is unable to communicate in any meaningful way. She told me stories of growing up in China and knowing the Magees who were her god-parents. I know she wrote a letter or two to David and enjoyed talking about reconnecting. I am sorry for the loss to the Magee relatives and friends around the world.
July 21, 2013
I will miss you my dear friend.
April 02, 2013
For my eternal Papa ~

"For we are strangers before them, and sojourners,
as were all our fathers."

March 31, 2013
Dear Franny ~ My heart and love reach out to you to at this sad (yet celebratory!) time. My father loved you and needed you so much ... and you were there for him (and for us) every
step of the way. That he lived to the ripe old age of 87 is a
tribute to you and your unceasing devotion. Our gratitude
(and his) is beyond measure, a testament to your undying
LOVE ... we are eternally grateful ... the friction falls away ~
is now dross ... the LOVE is what remains ... and is all that
matters. My father loved you so very much and always will ~
and his children will always love you too, with our whole hearts. Love is ALL. David, Jr. XO
March 30, 2013
I visited you after your surgery. I did not want to say goodbye, knowing it might be the last time I see you on this journey on earth.
You said "I could not thank you enough when I did the translation for your presentation at your church International Day. I said " I, and the Chinese people could never thank you enough."
I have not met another Christian better than you. You are always in my heart.

Thank you for being my friend.
March 30, 2013
Dear Papa ~ While I am inconsolable at the loss of you, what comes fast behind is a flood-tide of gratitude for the incalculable loving acts you bestowed upon us all. My heart and mind are filled with a patchwork quilt of precious memories floating, dancing upon the heavenly clouds carrying you to Heaven ... especially flashes of the early years ~ the splendiferous birthday parties, the warm twinkling Christmases and magical Christmas morns at 520, the perfectly chosen gifts, the bike rides in Central Park, the car
trips to Jones Beach (in the blue Ford), the years at 130 E. 94th St. (with Lala & Aunt Min upstairs!), the Christmas parties
across the street at Rollo Thompson's townhouse, with our dear friends the Acevedos, dinners at The Cattleman (riding
shotgun on the horse-drawn carriage!), Lonchamps, Chinese
dinners at Tin Tsen at 125th street, XMAS luncheons at The House of Morgan Bank (wax-paper wrapped turkey sandwiches) & visits with Santa, your famous liverwurst sandwiches and listening to sound effect records, our birthday party at the NYPD Police Academy, countless rounds of golf (and countless strokes!) with you and your dearest friend Clinton Smullyan, your sweet goodnight lullaby singing to us ... the memories are endless ~ as is our LOVE for you. You shall never really leave us ... you are with us now as ever, increasingly so. You taught us so much ! We are grateful beyond words to both you and Franny ... We shall be with you again ... and soon. I miss you so very, very much ~ I LOVE YOU with my whole heart ... and I always will.
March 30, 2013
Dear Mr. Magee,

Thank you and your father for the contribution to the history of The Rape of Nanking. Our daughter Iris Chang was at the occasion when you generously donated the camera (which your father used to capture the images of atrocities of The Rape of Nanking in 1937 in Nanjing) to the Nanjing Museum for the victims of Nanjing Massacre. My husband and I had the honor met you in 2010 in NYC. All the Chinese people will remember your humanitarian deeds and your noble spirit of justice! Please rest in peace!
March 29, 2013
I miss you so much. I can't believe how much. I am glad you are being remembered well.
I am going to be planting something for you in the garden. I rose bush I think....
I love you and miss you.
March 28, 2013
Mr. Magee was great to me as a kid growing up in NYC. He took me along with David and John to John Jay Park for swimming, Carl Schurz for climbing on rocks, to Mets games and lunch at the Pontiac. He was an elegant but completely approachable man (he even drove a car elegantly). I remember eating liverwurst sandwiches in his apartment on 79th Street. There was a poster there of Humphrey Bogart or Clark Gable (I can't remember which). On his refrigerator were some political buttons from the 1950s and a picture of him with friends at college in a car with (I think) a big Dewey for President sign. I can still hear his baritone voice calling one of sons sons over to his side.
March 28, 2013
Mr. Magee was great to me as a kid growing up in NYC. He took me along with David and John to John Jay Park for swimming (and one time to the pool at Julia Richman), Carl Schurz for climbing on rocks, Mets games, and lunch at the Pontiac. I remember eating liverwurst sandwiches in his apartment on 79th Street which had a poster of Humphrey Bogart or Clark Gable (I can't remember which). He also had a few political buttons from the 1950s and a picture on his refrigerator of he and some friends at college. I recall him as an elegant yet completely approachable man (he even drove a car elegantly) with a quiet sense of humor that was well worth straining to hear. I can still hear his baritone voice calling one of his sons over to his side.
March 28, 2013
March 27, 2013
Frances and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chinese people, especially citizens of Nanking will remember the courage of Rev. Magee and the donation of David Magee family. Rest in Peace. David, with love
Walter Ko, Global Alliance, Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition, St Louis Alliance
March 26, 2013
Dear Mr. Magee,
I will always remember my visits to your house in Purchase and how very sweet you were time and time again, but mostly I will remember you and Martha singing "i'd Do Anything"....brought tears to my eyes. And I wanted you to know that yes, t'was I, who kept taking your photo albums down and looking at your wonderful 8x10 s. What an eye you had.
I will miss our chats on Facebook.....
Kathy Bryan Hampton
March 26, 2013
David, you and your father Rev. John Magee will always be remembered and thanked for your dedication in making the Rape of Nanking an undeniable history!

Thekla Lit
President of B.C. ALPHA & Co-chair of Canada ALPHA (Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia)
March 24, 2013

Remember the MAN?

I love you and miss you. Have fun up there singing with the angels. Give Mommy our love and kisses.
Write when you get work.
On second thought, PLAY!!!!!!!
Thank you being my father and for taking such good care of us, your family.
I love you forever and ever.
In the meantime, I will continue to look for my Superball.
Martha Gee

March 19, 2013
Fran , I am so sorry . I just read the news in -Faceboook.we enjoyed the few times that we met David and yourself.With love , Tress
March 19, 2013
A wonderful man! He made our family celebrations complete. My father adored his cousin!
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