Hector Peralta de Leon Jr.

 

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Hector de Leon Jr.

Hector Peralta de Leon Jr., age 72, passed away in Bothell surrounded by family on October 23, 2018. He was born in Manila, Philippines, the eldest of five children to Hector M. de Leon Sr. and Teresa P. de Leon. Hector attended Catholic schools in the Manila area and earned a chemical engineering degree from the University of the Philippines. He later earned a master’s degree in behavioral science from City University of Seattle.

On April 22, 1972, Hector married Juanita Germar. Together, they had three children. Hector and Juanita enjoyed traveling all over the world as well as spending time with family.

Hector spent most of his years working at 3M before moving to the Seattle area in 1982. He became a project manager for telecommunication companies including IBM and USWest for more than 25 years. He continued to work part-time until a month before he died from pancreatic cancer.

Hector’s special interests included playing tennis, exploring the world, exercising, listening to music, watching history documentaries, and maintaining his lawn.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Juanita; daughters –Virginia (Ted Barnwell), Eva (Glen Backes), and Jennifer (Salar Salahshoor); his siblings –Jorge, Jovita Luck (Andreas Luck), Jose (Imelda), and Jeremias (Teresita); his grandchildren Zane and Zola Barnwell; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on October 29 at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 10051 NE 195th St., Bothell. Burial will follow at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline. A rosary and viewing will take place on Sunday, October 28 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the chapel of Barton Family  Funeral Service, 11630 Slater Ave. NE, Suite #1A in Kirkland.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org.

14 Responses to “Hector Peralta de Leon Jr.”

  • Luana Sifuents says:

    Juanita and family, deepest sympathy to you, I know how much you loved each other and how much family means to you. Take care Love Luana and Tiana…

  • Anna and Adam Dubroy says:

    Dear Virgina and Family, May the happy memories and love your family shares help you through this difficult time. Love Anna, Adam and the girls.

  • Dani and Lulu del Rosario says:

    Our deepest condolence to the family. Hector and Nita have been long time friends who we cherish a lot. We have known both ( even from when Hector’s parents were alive) to be God fearing and loving. We will miss Hector’s physical presence but his faith in God will always be remembered . Nita and the rest of the family, May God comfort you specially during this time of your bereavement. God bless- Dani and Lulu

  • Ma. Paula Amores says:

    Tita Nita and De Leon Family,
    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences…

  • Alan & Terry Yuan says:

    We knew Hector for over 10 years at Gold Creek Tennis Club. He is a very good player and always unselfishly organized the court time for us. we will always remember him fondly when we step onto the court.

  • Tess de Leon and family says:

    Dear Ate Nitz and family,
    We are thinking of you with so much love and holding specially “you” close to out hearts.
    We will always cherish the fun times we spent with Kuya Hec. He will be terribly missed.

  • Joel & Joy Peralta says:

    Manang Nita,

    May you find comfort knowing that God is our stronghold in time of trouble.

    Sorry for the loss of Manong Hector.

    Joel Peralta & Family

  • Jesse de Leon and Family says:

    Dear Tita Nita, cousins and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Words truly cannot describe the sorrow and mourning we share. We hope that knowing that we are with you in grief (even at a great distance apart) will strengthen and support you during this difficult time.

    Tito Hector will be sorely missed. The little time we were able to spend with him and Tita were memorable and will always be cherished by Indra and I. He had a calming presence and a wisdom I admired. We connected in the love for sport, and tennis in particular- he wanted to know where he could play when he came to visit us here!

    His likeness to Lolo (and Lola) is uncanny! And his demeanour also reflected them so closely! His determination and fighting spirit especially in these recent months reminded me of that.

    May God bless him and may he rest in peace.

    With all our love and prayers,
    Jesse, Indra and AJ.

  • Johanna Chavez says:

    Dearest Tita Nitz, our dear cousins and extended family,

    We cannot begin to imagine what you all have been through this last year and are deeply sorry for your loss. We are with you all in spirit and we send you all our love and our prayers.

    Tito Hector, you will be missed dearly! I remember feeling so welcomed and taken care of whenever we came to visit!

    With all our love and prayers,
    Johanna, Raul, Maya, Chico, Mateo and Valentino.

  • Johanna Chavez says:

    Dear Tita Nita, Cousins and family,

    We cannot begin to imagine what you all have gone through this past year. We are so deeply sorry for your loss and send you so much of our love and prayers. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tito Hector, you fought a good fight. It was so admirable to hear how hard you worked. We remember your gentleness and your way of making us feel welcome and warm when we visited. You will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace, Tito! Please give Lolo and Lola a big hug for us!

    With all our love,
    Johanna, Raul, Maya, Chico, Mateo and Valentino xoxo

  • Johanna and Raul Chavez says:

    Dear Tita Nita, Cousins and family,

    We cannot begin to imagine what you all have gone through this past year. We are so deeply sorry for your loss and send you so much of our love and prayers. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tito Hector, you fought a good fight. It was so admirable to hear how hard you worked. We remember your gentleness and your way of making us feel welcome and warm when we visited. You will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace, Tito! Please give Lolo and Lola a big hug for us!

    With all our love,
    Johanna, Raul, Maya, Chico, Mateo and Valentino xoxo

  • Jeremy de Leon says:

    Dear Tita Nitz and loved ones,

    Although we are miles apart, my heart and prayers are very much with you all. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I will remember Tito Hector’s love for tennis, strong determination to learn (especially at the computer!) and his most loving heart full of compassion and generosity. May God bless you Tito Hector and all your loved ones!

    Love,
    Jeremy

  • Celia Baby RAMOS de LEON HOPPER says:

    My Dearest Nitz,
    I KNOW THIS MESSAGE CAME TOO LATE. LOOKING BACK, I CALLED YOU ONCE WHEN I WAS IN SEATTLE. I TRAVELLED A LOT BECAUSE OF MY JOB. I CALLED YOU UP BUT KUYA HECKIE
    TOLD ME THAT YOU WERE TIRED AND IN BED. HIS VOICE WAS DIFFERENT. I WANTED US TO MEET SO I CAN GIVE YOU SOME GOODIES. THEN, I GOT AN EMAIL FROM CHRIS AND CIELO INFORMING ME ABOUT THE DEMISE OF KUYA HECKIE. I WAS SHOCKED. HE WAS A VERY RESPECTABLE MAN. I SAY THAT BECAUSE WE TALKED SEVERAL TIMES EVEN THOUGH I AM NO LONGER PART OF THE FAMILY. HE WAS POLITE. NO SARCASM.
    MY CONDOLENCES AND I HOPE YOU ARE ALRIGHT. I TRIED TO FIND YOUR PHONE NUMBER BUT I FAILED. I AM NOW RETIRED AND OLD. MY HUSBAND IS ABOUT TO JOIN OUR CREATOR BECAUSE OF THE BIG C. IN CASE YOU READ THIS, I WOULD LIKE US TO TALK. I AM AVAILABLE 24-7. MY PHONE NUMBER IS 281) 707-2663.
    BLESS,
    BABY

  • Ray Atwood says:

    I just learned of my friend Hector’s passing and wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to the family. This one hurts my heart. He was such a great and kind hearted person. He had a fantastic sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He was truly a once in a lifetime kind of person. I hired him as a Proposal Manager and was blown away by his ferocious work ethic and ability to stay calm under very trying circumstances. RIP my friend. I hope to see you again on the other side as I know you are in a wonderful place.

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