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Tung (Gordon) Lock

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Tung (Gordon) LOCK Born on October 1, 1930 in Canton, China and passed away peacefully on May 7, 2012 in Everett, Washington. After coming to the United States at 16 years old Tung lived the majority of his life in Seattle and Everett. He worked for many years as head chef of the China Doll Restaurant in Everett until he retired in May 1996. A short time later he realized the retired life was not quite what he wanted and in March 1997 he returned to work at the Safeway store by University Village in Seattle. He worked there until his final retirement in December 2004. Tung was preceded in death by his parents Yee Hing and Lim Shee Lock, his sisters Ynech Seem and Ynech Lei, his brother Kwok Jan Lock, sister-in-law Sau King Lok and his step son Michael Jones. He is survived by his daughter Tiffany (Tim) Osterberg and his precious granddaughter Kelcy, brothers Kwok Sui-Jerry Lok, Kwok Woon- Steve (Joan) Lock, Kwok Thlee (Shen) Lock, Kwok Bong (Jean) Lock and sister-in-law Liao Yi Xiao. Also surviving him are long time friend Sau Ping Tow, step daughters Cheryl Discher and Pam Hutchison, ex-wife Linda, 5 step grandsons and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom he all loved very, very much. He was a great Papa, Dad, Brother, Brother-In-Law, Uncle and Great Uncle who liked the simple things in life and truly enjoyed time with family and friends. He was loved by everyone he met. His infectious smile, gentle ways and big, kind heart will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Thank you to the staff and nurses at Bethany of Silver Lake and workers and volunteers at Providence Hospice of Snohomish County. At his request there will be no service. Donations can be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County Hospice Fund in his memory.
Published in The Seattle Times on May 12, 2012
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