Obituary: Aristides Katoppo, an inspiration to young journalists, dies at 81

Obituary: Aristides Katoppo, an inspiration to young journalists, dies at 81

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-09-30 18:54

Senior journalist and former chief editor of Sinar Harapan daily Aristides “Tides” Katoppo passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday at Abdi Waluyo Hospital in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Tides’ son, Jura Katoppo, said the senior journalist was being treated at the hospital prior to his death for pains that spread from his left leg to the whole of his body. Jura added Tides had heart trouble for the past several years, as reported by kompas.com. Shobi Lawalata, a learning facilitator at United in Diversity, which was cofounded by Aristides, told The Jakarta Post that Tides’ wife Sasmiyarsi “Mimis” Sasmoyo told her the senior journalist might have been exhausted after attending the 50th anniversary of the death of Soe Hok Gie on Mount Semeru, East Java. Tides was one of Gie’s close friends in the 1960s. Aristides’ body is currently lying in...

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