David Ibata
David Ibata (66) passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Kennesaw, GA. He is survived by wife (Patricia), three children, Elizabeth, Andrew, Karen Larson (Josiah), and two grandchildren. The service will be streamed online, please contact immediate family for the link. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the YoungLife Organization (http://giving.younglife.org/rochester) or The Asian American Journalist Association Chicago (Chase Quick Pay: [email protected]) in David's honor.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 29, 2021.
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I met David through the NSPS, the historical society for the NC&StL Railroad. He was the heart and soul of the society's quarterly magazine. He was very outgoing and one of the good guys. He was taken far too young. My condolences to the family.
Cass Casinger
Friend
February 6, 2021
I met David through my late father, James Bogle of Atlanta. They shared a love and interest in the former NC&StL railroad, for which David published an excellent newsletter. He was a fine person and a very talented writer.
James Bogle Jr.
Acquaintance
February 4, 2021
I knew David as part of the Program Department. I always enjoyed chatting with him. I thought of him as an intelligent, soft-spoken, hard worker, who always had something to contribute. His writing was excellent. More than all of this, David was a fine person. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all.
Ruth Marshall-Hahn
Coworker
January 29, 2021
So sorry to see this news, goodbye old friend. No more deadlines to worry about now.
John Frank
January 28, 2021
David was my co-worker at the Chicago Tribune for many years. It was always a pleasure to work with him on a story. He was an excellent reporter and a good human being. My condolences to his loving family. He is actually the first person whom I know to have died from the scourge. I am so sad.
Jacqueline Combs-Nelson
January 27, 2021
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