Ted Tit-Fei Leung
Antioch – Ted T.F. Leung, 89, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his residence in Antioch, CA.
He leaves a son, Victor Leung, daughter-in law, Stephanie, and grandchildren, Samantha, Nicole, and Timothy. The first of seven siblings, he is survived by brothers Tie- Han, Tie-Peng, Sister Tie Wei (Mei) and brother Tie-Keung (Ken). He has a large number of nephews and nieces whom he favored and adored.
He is preceded in death by wife Shirley, son Timothy, and brother Tie Jiang.
Born in Guangzhou (Canton) China, Ted was a son of a preacher and nurse. He grew up during the Japanese occupation in World War II. Unbeknownst to him at the time, he would meet his future bride at the bible school run by his father and the commercial college run by his future father-in-law.
In 1949, prior to the takeover by the communist party, the missionaries of the bible school facilitated Ted’s attendance at Harding College in Arkansas. After completing his program of study, Ted continued his studies at U.C. Berkeley to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He would return to his native China for a short visit with his father in the late 1970's.
He worked as a chemist for a number of industrial companies prior to committing to a career with Pacific Gas and Electric at the Pittsburg and Contra Costa plants. He continued to cherish his time with his co-workers even after retirement.
After retiring from PG&E, Ted pursued his passion for music at Los Medanos College playing both the piano and violin, and other hobbies with his wife; gardening, ballroom dancing, and travel.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Higgins Chapel in Antioch. (1310 A Street, Antioch, California, 94509)
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to the Los Medanos College Foundation (LMCF), 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565. Please write Leung Family Scholarship in the memo field.
Donations can be made online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/donatetolmc