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07/27/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Frederick Tong

Frederick Morton Tong
(15 Oct 1928 - 25 July 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There's more sad news today.  Frederick Tong, Class of 1946, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 88.

From the Daily Press - 07/27/17:

                      Frederick Morton Tong
         NEWPORT NEWS - Frederick Morton Tong, 88, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

He was born on October 15, 1928 and graduated from Newport News High School in 1946. He lived in Newport News most of his life.

Frederick was a plumber pipe fitter with the Local Union #540.

He was a member of Menchville Baptist Church.

His favorite hobbies included wood working, fishing, and spending time by the water.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters; and 5 brothers-in-law.

Frederick is survived by his loving wife, Margaret of 65 years; 2 sons, Ronnie (Vickie) and Randy (Rosemarie); 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Frederick Tong

He loved spending time with his family.

A special thanks to Faye, Vickie, Rosemarie, and Norma for their loving care.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017 in Peninsula Memorial Park by Rev. Jim Weston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frederick's name to Menchville Baptist Church Building Fund, 248 Menchville Rd, NN, VA 23602.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 27, 2017.

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July 27
, 2017

Dear Margaret and Family,

Prayers and God's comforting arms of peace to you and your family. Fred was one of a kind who had a profound influence on many people he loved and many he didn't even know.

I love you,

~ Cathy Elmore, Newport News, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Tong's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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