Eugene Chong Chao Lee “Eug”

Eugene Chong Chao Lee ( Age 55) “Eug”
On Monday, October 9, 2017, in Annandale, VA, after a year-long battle with head and neck cancer, Eugene passed away peacefully with his family at home. He was a devoted husband, father and friend. He was born on June 11, 1962 in Colon, Panama, to Paw Hong Lee and the late Anna Oi-Fun Lee. He married the former Nancy Jean Pearse on July 31, 1993 in Bethesda, MD. He is survived by his wife; daughter Amanda of Annandale, VA and sister, Ellen Lee-Allen (Jordan) and his father Paw Hong Lee of New York, New York. Also surviving are his many nieces and nephews: Marina (Pearse) Jackson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Caitlin (Pearse) Hawkins of Tampa, Florida, Alex Pearse of Seattle, Washington, Hannah Pearse of Ellicott City, MD, Emily Pearse of Los Angeles, California and Maya Lee of New York, New York. He attended the Colegio San José La Salle in Colon until he and his family emigrated to New York, New York in 1978. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985 with a B.S. degree in geography and a minor in computer science. Eugene worked as a software tester for the last 10 years. He was an avid cyclist, skier and rock climber throughout his life, and enjoyed travelling, books on tape and treasure hunting in thrift stores. He especially loved spending time with his daughter. He had a wonderful group of friends and coworkers and his family would like to extend their thanks for all of the support and help that was offered to them during this time. A memorial service will be held in celebration of his life on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna, VA at 2:30 p.m. Donations may be made in Eug’s name to the Hera Ovarian Cancer Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.

One Response to Eugene Chong Chao Lee “Eug”

  1. Linda and Steve Futato says:

    Nancy and Amanda, Steve and I send our deepest sympathy to you. We hope the sadness you feel is tempered by the memories of laughter with Eugene. We remember him as such a fun loving guy. May the happy memories comfort you.

    Much love,

    Linda and Steve

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