American Jesuit priest dies days before Taiwan ID presentation

The China Post
Date: June 1, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Father George Martinson (丁松筠), an American Jesuit missionary


and TV personality, has died at the age of 74, the Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference in Taiwan said Wednesday, one day before he was due to formally receive Taiwan citizenship.

The priest, who returned to Taiwan on May 20 from a trip abroad, was found dead Wednesday but doctors said he seemed to have died several days ago of a heart attack.

Martinson, better known as Uncle Jerry, was one of the most recognizable foreign figures in Taiwan, having hosted many educational TV programs and served as missionary in the country for nearly 50 years.    [FULL  STORY]

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