In Memoriam: Executive Committee Member Danny Wang
In mid-August 2019, the Real Property Law Section Executive Committee members received the unfathomable news that one of our newest members, Danny Wang, had unexpectedly passed away at the young age of 39. Our collective heart was broken. Danny Wang had joined the Real Property Law Section Executive Committee the previous fall, 2018. Like most new members, he was quiet and observant at first. He studied the nuances of the ExCom’s decision-making process, learned how the members interacted, and finally, gathered information to help him decide where he likely would be most effective. Those who sat next to him at meetings, lunch, dinner, or special events, quickly learned that Danny was a delight to be around. By the half-way point of his first year, Danny had become actively engaged in the life of the ExCom. He gave his opinions at meetings, volunteered to participate in the Section’s efforts to revitalize the Section’s MCLE webinar and seminar replay program, contributed to the successful planning of the Section’s signature REAL Symposium at Stanford, and was one of the few to actually volunteer to be the recording Secretary at the in-person ExCom meetings. Probably most important of all, in his short time on the ExCom, Danny was well-liked and respected by all the ExCom members. This was undoubtedly due, in no small part, to his ever-present smile and disarming personality. And it is this contribution of friendship that will be missed most of all. As soon as the news spread of his passing, there was an outpouring of disbelief and overwhelming grief. That will not soon pass, nor will his memory. Danny, thank you for making those around you feel your warmth, dedication, and commitment. You will be sorely missed.