WALTER S.F. LEONG
Walter Leong, prolific Honolulu architect, passed away peacefully at his home at Hawaii Loa Ridge on August 25, 2018. Son of Tin Yau and Mew Kee Leong, he was born on November 14, 1930, in Honolulu, the fifth of six children. He attended St. Louis High School, Class of 1948, and soon after graduating, volunteered for the infantry in the Korean War. He served with the 5th Regimental Combat Team and was injured in combat. Returning home, he attended college in Illinois and Oregon, earning his architect’s license, then set up his firm, Walter Leong and Associates. Among his firm’s projects are Craigside Condos, One Kapiolani, Kaahumanu Elementary School, the Kahana Reef on Maui, and numerous other residential, commercial, and State government structures, including the Interisland Terminal and Parking Complex at the Honolulu International Airport. He is survived by his longtime companion Fredalee "Lee" Horn; sisters Mary Tohyai and Mildred Nakano; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings May Chang, Edward Leong, and Franklin Leong. He will be remembered fondly by family, friends, golfing buddies, and associates for his generosity, work ethic, love of golf, and wry sense of humor.
Visitation 9:30am Saturday 10/20/2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service 10:30am; burial to follow at 2pm at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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