James Leong

Jul 27, 1926 – Nov 1, 2016

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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.  


Greg & Cate Luke
Kent, WA
Nov 8, 2016

Uncle Jimmy did it right, just like so many men in his circle of friends. He had a code he lived by. It was "no nonsense, work hard, play hard, eat hearty, love and care for your family and friends". Actually strangers, too. I will always cherish the time spent with him and his loving family. They are simply the very best of humanity.

Celia Topalian
Seattle, WA
Nov 6, 2016

My sincere condolences to the Leong family, relatives and friends. I know, from conversations with my friend and colleague Marci, that you were a wonderful man. Rest now, in Peace.

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