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4:00 P.M. Sunday, July 28, 2018
The Chapel at Oklahoma City Cremation
Kam Leung Fong, 87, of Oklahoma City passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in the presence of loving family members. He will be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
“Leung” was born to Kwong Yan and Kwei Lan Fong on May 5, 1932 in Hoiping in the Guangdong Province of China. He attended Pei Zhen Boarding School and Zhong Shan University in Guangzhou. In 1960, Kam fled to Hong Kong to escape rising socioeconomic tensions in China. He worked in an electronics store, and the owner asked Kam to manage his general stores that were spread across 13 American military bases in Vietnam during the war. Kam returned to Hong Kong in 1970 and met his future wife, Kit Lin Chan, through an old classmate. Seeking his own piece of the American dream, Kam followed his older sister to Chicago and saved enough money after working as a chef in a Chinese restaurant to marry Kit Lin on December 30, 1974 and return to the United States to start a family together. Following the steps of his Uncle George, Kam and Kit moved to Oklahoma City where they opened New China Restaurant and operated it for 8 years.
As a young man, Kam enjoyed swimming, playing basketball, photography, and traveling. More recently, he spent his free time reading Chinese newspapers, following the Sooners and professional sports, watching nature programs, growing vegetables in the backyard garden, and taking walks (especially at Lake Hefner). Most of all, Kam enjoyed being with his grandchildren.
Kam is survived by his wife of 45 years; two sons, John Sun Fong of Oklahoma City and Jerry Kwun Fong of Moorpark, CA; four grandchildren, Kayla Erin, Eric Bennett and Kira Lin Fong of Moorpark and Summer Lin Fong of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Wing Wan of Oklahoma City, Jean Lee of Orlando, FL; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Robert Turner says
A very creative and informative view of Kam’s life.
A well deserved tribute…