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Obituary for Mr. Yoon Fatt Leong

July 9, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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This obituary shares the life and beliefs of Yoon Fatt Leong, a beloved father and grandfather.
A wise man with plenty of tales and stories that could either keep you awake for the next two
hours or put you to sleep within 5 minutes.
Yoon Fatt Leong passed away on July 9th, 2021 around 4 AM Eastern Time after reaching the
age of 85 years old. After years of his battle with multiple heart conditions and bad dad jokes, he
died peacefully in his sleep.
Yoon Fatt Leong was born on October 17th, 1935 to his father, Teck Yee Leong, and mother,
Siew Thye Yap, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As one of the eight siblings in his large household,
he enjoyed expanding his knowledge whether it was from reading or from the media.
At the age of 29, He married the love of his life, Siew Yip Goh on September 13, 1964. They
lived together inseparable for almost 60 years. During the difficult times, they leaned on each
other for support.
In 1965, they had their first son, Fook Muen Leong, followed by their second son, Fook Yew
Leong in 1966. Raising two rowdy sons was no easy task for Yoon Fatt and Siew Yip but
together, they were able to discipline them and guide them to becoming two tough, loving
fathers.
He is survived by his wife, Siew Yip Goh, his two sons and daughter in laws, Fook Muen Leong,
Tsk kwan Hui, Fook Yew Leong and Siew Leng Wong; and his four grandchildren; Megan May
Yan Leong, Justin Wing Tim Leong, Daniel Tin Lok Leong, and Matthew Tin Chun Leong.
For 35 years, he worked as a surveyor at a department located in Malaysia. After 35 years of
service, he began working for Jurukur Perunding Services for another 12 years until he retired at
the age of 68.
In 2011, Yoon Fatt and Siew Yip came to America to live with and be closer to his children. He
also brought along his knowledge of Malaysian culture and his appreciation for napkins. He was
the guy you would go to whenever you needed to get a stain off your shirt or the history of where
that shirt originated from.
As a food enthusiast, he often desired Malaysian food and would try persuading anyone to try
what he enjoyed. From satay pork skewers to the unpleasant smell of durian, he was a man who
enjoyed countless foods from different cultures and was always willing to try something new.
Gardening was also something he grew fond of. He could spend hours talking about the history
of his favorite flower, the Orchid. An Orchid stands for the symbol of love and affection. It has
the ability to grow anywhere and can bloom under any condition. Like an orchid, Yoon Fatt has
shown a gracious amount of love to his family and his friends.
Yoon Fatt loved to be with his family and friends and would often stay up just to connect with
his friends back in Malaysia. He was a good father and grandfather who did the best he could to
teach, guide, and entertain those around him with his old school thoughts and jokes.
Yoon Fatt was a strong, proud and good man who lived a knowledgeable, unforgettable life. He
is loved and will be missed by many.

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