Jon Arthur Weiss
Oct 15, 1944 – Jan 13, 2017
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.
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