1994 – 2016

LEWISTON — James K. Jhun, 21, died unexpectedly on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 17, in Lewiston. The cause remains unknown.

James was born Sept. 3, 1994, in Boston, Mass., and attended middle and high school in Lincoln, Mass. In high school, he was the trumpet section leader in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.

He was currently a senior at Bates College as an environmental studies major and music minor. He was a leader on the Bates campus and an active member of the Lewiston community. As president of the Bates Buddies Club, he mentored and coordinated students to volunteer in Lewiston’s elementary schools. He followed his passion for music as a member of the a cappella group Manic Optimists and as lead trumpet of the Bates College Jazz Band. He aspired to contribute to society through public health and environmental sustainability.

He is survived by his mother and father, Eunmi and Byung Hak Jhun; sister, Iny Jhun; maternal grandmother, Myung-Soon Byun; three paternal uncles, Jin Young Jhun, Young Ho Jhun and Byung Jo Jhun; aunt, Hannah Jhun; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces in the United States, South Korea, Turkey and Senegal. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Yeseul Lee; and his close friends, Emily Baumgarten, Gordon Batchelder, Ori Ravid, Anderson Koenig and many other individuals who were dear to his heart.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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