At 101 years old, Tom Kobayashi was the oldest living Vincentian. He made it his life’s work to
continue spreading the message of St. Vincent and Frederic. He was, most assuredly, the type of
person Frederic and the Society’s other founders hoped would continue on with the mission they
started. Mr. Kobayashi passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Friends and New York Life coworkers of Michelle Vo served dinner this week to the homeless men at theCardinal Manning Center on Skid Row, in memory of Michelle who was killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017. "Today was Michelle's birthday," said coworker Jesse Rios, "She would have been 33. She was always involved in giving back to the community. She was a small person with a big heart." Dinner organizer Jeff Durbin said, "She gave unconditional love to everyone she met."
Kinmin (L ) left our employee Christmas party early (he was off that day) and gave his raffle ticket to Thomas (R). Kinmin’s ticket was chosen as winner of the large-screen TV. Thomas could have claimed the TV but indicated that Kinmin was in fact the winner. Kinmin then donated the TV back to Thomas for use in his church. A great Christmas story of honesty, integrity and compassion. God bless our SVdPLA employees.