Jon Arthur Weiss

Oct 15, 1944 – Jan 13, 2017

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Our hero, Jon Arthur Weiss, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Renton, WA. A celebration of life will be held in his honor at TrinityCommunityChurch  from noon to 3PM on Saturday, January 28, 2017.


Jon was born in Seattle on October 15, 1944 to Edward and Norma Weiss. He was a 1962 graduate of Kent-MeridianHigh School and spent his high school days playing in the sun with friends at LakeMorton. He married his sweetheart, Phyllis Joan Scott (Weiss), on August 21, 1965, and shared 41 loving years together until her passing on October 7, 2006.


Jon and Phyllis are survived by their children:


Steven Weiss, his partner Maritza Carrillo, grandchildren Sergio (Miticka), Jessenia, and great grandchildren Zoie and Desmond

David Weiss, his wife Kristen Weiss, grandchildren Jason, Katherine, Jaret and Alexis

Joni Armstrong, her husband Steve Armstrong, grandchildren Jordan and Robert


Jon remarried on September 15, 2007 to Margaret Day (McNally). Jon is survived by Margaret and her children from a previous marriage:


Laurie Reed, her husband Bruce Reed, grandchildren Ryan, Joshua, Bubba, and Amanda

Tammy Inman, her husband Mark Inman, grandchildren Matthew and Megan

Melanie Brown, her husband, Jeff Brown, grandchildren Jacob and Maddy

Steve Larson, his wife Ronda, grandchildren Thomas, Kevin, Rachal, Rachelle and Brandy, great grandchildren, Hanna and Katey


Jon followed in his mother's footsteps professionally by becoming an accounting and tax specialist, opening his own practice in 1976. He continued his practice until his passing. His daughter, Joni Armstrong, will continue to carry on his legacy and operate his company. Before his passing he wanted to be sure to recognize how strongly he felt about his clients and friends of so many years.


Jon was also passionate about youth and adult soccer in the South Puget Sound area. He played goalkeeper for many years and took pride in having great quickness for such a large man. He was well known for his 'bumble-bee' goalie uniform and bright tops that made opponents shoot the ball at him versus away from him. He also coached with Phyllis for many years and helped many young girls develop into outstanding adults. Jon found a love for refereeing young people. His unique style of coaching while refereeing and keeping everyone laughing at the same time has a left long-lasting effect on many, many people.


Jon and Phyllis also loved to travel, particularly to the Caribbean on cruises. The warmth and tropical music and foods attracted them back year after year. Family was everything to Jon and his definition of family was extremely wide. More than a hundred kids called him Papa, a term of endearment and title that he earned every day. He was a selfless and gentle man and will be missed dearly.


Patricia Anne Peters Harding
Auburn , WA
Jan 30, 2017

I will really miss you Jon. You are one of the kindest people I have ever met. I wish that I would have made an attempt to see you as soon as I had found out that you were not doing well when I got Joni's letter. By the time I called I was just a bit too late and I am truly sorry about that. You will be truly missed.

Patricia Harding

Bonnie Simon
Black Diamond, WA
Jan 30, 2017

I will always remember Jon as a truly unique and gentle person. My first memories are of Jon coming into our office and plopping down on the floor to go over our financials with us. What a character he is. I will miss you dearly at tax time, Jon. I hope that Joni will be able to fit me into her busy schedule.

Janice Hedin
Maple Valley, WA
Jan 30, 2017

Jon will be srelyo missed. What an amazing person.

Laura, David, & Rachel Wilson
Kent, WA
Jan 28, 2017

Jon was a kind neighbor, always watching out for our home, and always kind and caring with our daughter, buying girl scout cookies from her every year. It was obvious that many people cared and appreciated Jon very much.

He will be missed.

Brian Wallace
Covington, WA
Jan 27, 2017

David and Joni, Thinking of your Dad takes me back to our days in Totem Soccer Club and the neighborhood. Jon was always the friendliest person and has definitely left this world a better place. You and your families our in our thoughts.

Take care,

The Wallaces

Maritza Carrillo
Kent, WA
Jan 25, 2017

Jon (Papa),

I came into this family not knowing what to expect. I was nervous and so afraid, but you and Phyllis gently eased my mind. You made me feel right at home from the moment we met. You both welcomed me and the kids with open arms, and I will never forget that.

You both had a special way of encouraging me with kind words and showed me nothing but lots of love. I knew I could depend on you both. I loved you, and will continue to love you every day.

Jon, you were the best father-in-law anyone could have asked for. I was truly blessed to be part of your life. You stand out above all the rest, and I thank God for blessing me with such an amazing, and lovely family.



Jessenia Santos
Kent, Wa
Jan 24, 2017

Wisdom. Strength. The most forgiving heart. Papa Jon was and will always be my rock. My guidance. My hero. When I became part of this family he welcomed me with open arms, and most importantly an open heart and an open mind. I will miss him everyday.

Melva levick
Federal way, Wa
Jan 24, 2017

Joni and family. I wasn't prepared for hearing this today I am so sorry and very shocked. Jon was a terrific man and I just loved phyliss who got me through my cancer. I loved them both. Tears are starting. Love to all

Natalie Frimpong
Tacoma, Wa
Jan 24, 2017

Jon will be greatly missed here on earth and joyously welcomed into eternity. Heaven rejoices when a soul is gained.

Gary Spilker
Federal Way, WA
Jan 23, 2017

We will never forget you Jon. You were a real true papa. You raised a great family. Say hi to my parents up there in heaven. I bet my dad and you are talking sports up there.

Robert and Angela Terwilliger
Tacome, Wa
Jan 23, 2017

John will be missed and remembered as a Warm and fun guy to be around. R.I.P.

Steven J Weiss
Kent, WA
Jan 23, 2017

Well said. RIP Dad.

Diana Woeck
Kent, WA
Jan 23, 2017

A beautiful tribute obituary! There is no way to capture the personality, love, dedication, caring, marvelous man that Jon was, and how much he meant to so many of us. We have had the honor of calling him 'cousin', friend, soccer buddy, tax man, and traveling companion, just to name a few. His and Phyllis's first cruise was with us, done with some doubt at first, but they caught the bug and we have so many great memories traveling with them to the Caribbean and even up to New York City. We loved this couple so much and there are no words to express how much Phyllis, and now Jon, will be missed. Our love to all the family and friends who's lives will be more than a bit emptier without this sweet man.

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