Jack David Tomlinson |
Died January 21st at his home in San Francisco with his wife Norma, his daughter Clare and his son Winton beside him.
Born June 25th 1924 in Huntington West Virginia, Mr. Tomlinson was an attorney specializing in business, investments and trade in Southeast and Northeast Asia.
Deployment to Shamshernagar India during World War II inspired his life long passion for the languages and culture of the Far East where he spent much of the next fifty years.
An alumnus of Harvard and Yale Universities, Mr. Tomlinson graduated from Stanford Law School in 1952.
He was the first Investment and Trade Representative in the Far East for the State of California appointed to that position by Governor Edmund Brown.
Mr. Tomlinson was a member of the Japan Bar Association and the Indonesia Bar Association.
He is survived by Norma Tomlinson, his wife of fifty nine years, his daughter Clare Tomlinson Hicks, his son Winton Tomlinson, his granddaughter Sara Wasserman, his son-in- law Dan Hicks, his niece Judith Guthertz, her husband Robert Guthertz and their family.
A memorial service will be held at the Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco on Saturday April 27th at 2PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice By The Bay.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 21, 2013