Jeoflin Roh 1951 – 2008
“Jeoflin at Langton Gardens, 2005”
Few people have been as committed to improving their community as Jeoflin Roh. A founding member of the Central City Restorative Justice Project, the Central City SRO Collaborative and the Positively 6th Street Community Fair, Jeoflin’s far-reaching activism in one way or another has touched the lives of all who live in the central city. In the early morning hours of August 2nd, the day of the 7th Annual 6th Street Fair, a brain tumor claimed his life. He was one of a kind, genuinely eccentric, a kind and gentle soul, sometimes unpredictable, often misunderstood, but loved by those who knew him. Jeoflin was the torch bearer for community-based restorative justice in San Francisco, and continued to work until the very end.
My thanks to all who attended Jeoflin’s memorial, especially his family, for helping to give Jeoflin the warm and loving tribute he deserved.
(See also “Remembering Jeoflin” in Part I: Sixth Street.)