Jul 27, 1926 – Nov 1, 2016
James Leong, 90, passed peacefully from this life, surrounded by his family at his home in Seattle on November 1, 2016. Jimmy was kind, generous and had a gentle spirit. He loved his family, friends, and a good party.
Jimmy was born on July 27, 1926 in Seattle, Washington to Yip Leong and Chin Shee Leong. He graduated from Garfield High School in 1944 and then served in the Navy during World War II.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lilyan, four children: Dale Leong (Lorene), Jami Toy (Fred), Tami Ho (Steve), Marci Leong (Robert Park), eight grandchildren, Michael Leong, Shayna Leong, Daren Toy, Kelly Toy, Erika Ho, Kristina Ho, Brandon Ho, Blake Leong, brother Robert Leong, sister Rose Koe and many nieces and nephews. His family will miss him greatly.
A memorial is scheduled for noon on Monday, November 7 at Bonney Watson, 1732 Broadway, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Kin On Health Care Center (4416 S. Brandon Street) or Medic One.
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