January 25, 1934 - August 27, 2019
Chong Son Lee was born January 25, 1934 in Guh Chang, Korea. As a child he lived a poverty stricken life through the Japanese occupation and the Korean War. However, life improved when he served in the Korean Army as a “Katusa” aiding the US Army. His good English enabled him to open a successful trading business. After marriage he embarked to America with his family to chase that American Dream.
An ensuing janitorial contracting business allowed him to employ over a 100 people. For over 35 years his company served San Joaquin County and its surrounding counties. He is a man of wills; over coming obstacles was his motto. He will be remembered as the man who always gave his very best efforts in all his undertakings.
Chong is survived by wife Kwang Lee; children: Jae, Kenny, John Lee; daughters-in-law Sophia Lee and Franci Lu; grandchildren: Benjamin, Jennifer, Hannah Lee; Granddaughter-in-law Tien Le and great grandchild Mia Lee. He is preceded in death by parents: Suk Sul Gwak and siblings Gyun Jung and Jong Yeul Lee.
The viewing will be held from 12:00pm to the time of the service on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, located off of Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, located off of Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA.
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Lee family.
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