Kim Soon-Hyun, 72, a retired South Korean business executive who had lived in Alexandria since moving to this country in 1963, died Nov. 4 in Alexandria Hospital of injuries he received in an automobile accident Oct. 22.
A spokesman for the Maryland State Police said Mr. Kim was southbound on I-295 near Laurel when his car left the road and struck a disabled vehicle parked on the shoulder.
Mr. Kim was a founder and president of the Korean-American Pen Men Association here. He also published four editions of a Korean-language literary journal, Mang-Hyang.
He was a poet who composed works dealing with patriotic and nostaligic themes of his native land. His literary name was Chong-Ahm.
He was a graduate of Kwangju Teachers School in Korea and attended Chuo University in Japan. He was president of the Joongang News Service during the Korean War, and headed a motion picture and mining company in Korea.
Survivors include his wife, Incho Kim of Alexandria; five sons, Samuel and Dr. Alexander Kim, both of New York, and Robin, Daniel, and Dr. Charles Kim, all of Alexandria; two daughters, Dukja Kim of Arlington, and Florence Park of Alexandria, and 11 grandchildren.