James Jeong Cha

May 25, 1945 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 76)

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James Jeong Chun Cha passed away on June 21, 2021 at the age of 76, in Baltimore, MD.  Few were aware of the serious medical challenges he faced during the latter years of his life because his strength, perseverance,  booming laugh, and smile.  He was surrounded by family, and especially comforted by the constant presence of his devoted wife of 51 years, Grace Kyung Sang.

James Jeong Chun immigrated to the US from South Korea over 50 years ago.  He was a business owner, working long hours, six days a week, and on the seventh day he rested by attending church, spending time with family, and taking to the golf course.  His love for the game of golf was always on his mind, and in his free time he enjoyed going to the range, putting greens and playing with friends and family.  He would always be recognized as a “regular” and his friendly “Helloooo” and firm handshake was a welcome greeting to everyone who knew him.  You would have seen James Jeong Chun driving his grandchildren on the golf course regularly.  A recent Hole-in-One was a golfing highlight, ending with a celebration at the Cattail Creek clubhouse. 

When his golf career ended, he invested his passion in knowing and loving God.  He started and ended each day devoting himself in scriptures and prayer.   He is now in God’s embrace.  He is survived by his wife and two children, Henry and Mary, and four grandchildren (Gabrielle, Xavier, Esprit, and Nathan).  He was a devoted brother to his siblings, Jung Hoon Cha, Jung Nam Cha, and Jung Yo Song.  His fun-loving personality, kindness, generosity, and strong devotion to his family, friends and faith will be sorely missed.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, there will be a family & relative only viewing and service from 2-4pm on Sunday, June 27 at Harry H. Witzke’s Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043 also on Facebook Live (see link below).  Family members are highly encouraged to wear masks and be vaccinated.  All are welcome to a Burial Service on Monday, June 28 at 11am at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Rd, Lutherville, MD 21093. 

Instead of flowers, all monies or donations collected will be sent to his favorite charities: Shriners Hospital for Children and World Vision.

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Graveside Service
June 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
200 E Padonia Road
Timonium, MD 21093

A private family viewing

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

A private family service is planned

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Video is available for this event

Please note
The live streaming will begin about 5 minutes before the service time.
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