In Memory

Heikki Vuorinen

Heikki Vuorinen

Hi, I am Heikki Vuorinen's daughter and I was very happy to discover this site as I remember he always had very warm memories of the time he spent in USA. Our loved father passed away 14th of March 2009 to a malignant cancer. His education was Master of Economics and he worked within graphics business. He lived with his family in a small town called Nummela close to Helsinki in Finland. He was married for 38 years to his wife Pirjo. Pirjo is still living in Nummela. They had three children. His son Ville lives in UK with his Norwegian wife, his eldest daughter Anu lives in Finland with her British husband and his other daughter Jenni lives in Finland with her Finnish husband and their daughter. Heikki always had a special place in his heart for the year he spent in USA and music remained his beloved pastime and hobby for all his life.

Anu Byrne

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11/18/11 01:39 AM #1    

Bruce Bendinger

 Hope we can find out more about his life in Finland. I remember hanging out with Heikki and Johan at track practice - the height of international adolescent humor - Heikki or I would say "what's a Norwegian?" Answer - "A Swede with his brains knocked out." We'd laugh. Think he was headed for their Air Force. Good guy. Good memories.

02/06/12 08:39 PM #2    

Carol Cummings (Taylor)

I remember Heikki's passion for music and in particular, 'Finlandia'. I don't think we really appreciated his talent, but I certainly enjoyed his soft-spoken conversation.

What a great opportunity it was to be an AFS student.

Carol (Cumings) Taylor

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