David Wee Lim (1952-2021) succumbed to Covid-19 on July 4 after a two-month-long battle with the disease. He was 69 years old. He is survived by his wife, Judy, and only daughter, Jessica.
David was an electrical engineering graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman and one of the elders of the Epsilon Chi Fraternity. He was a founding director of the Epsilon Chi Foundation, Inc. and the Epsilon Chi Fraternity Alumni, Inc.
David played a major part in the growth of the semiconductor subcontracting industry in the Philippines. He established and managed his own manufacturing company, SPI/Semicon Philippines Inc., which exclusively produces specialized semiconductor components.
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy,” is a quote which aptly describes David. The Epsilon Chi Fraternity is left with fond memories of David. He was a mentor to some, a benefactor to others, and a model Radian to most.
On a personal note, beneath the bravado and loud facade of David, lay his humanity. He was not only a fraternity brother but a close friend to me, whose words of encouragement cannot be unheard. He muttered “I believe in you” and “I trust you” during my troubled times. He ignited the light amid my darkening surroundings during that depressing period.
We advised each other on a myriad of issues – just like real blood brothers. I will surely miss him. “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother,” (Proverbs 18:24) This was David.
David W. Lim is a Radian – first, last and always. May his soul rest in peace.