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James Lee Chen

Date of Death: March 17, 2022
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Thursday 3/24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Memorial contributions may be made to

American Astronomical Society

It is with heavy hearts and a reflective outlook that we announce the passing of James Lee Chen. James (Jim) most recently lived in Winchester, VA, but spent the majority of his life in Bowie, MD. Born in Washington, D.C. to Chinese immigrants V.T. (Vung Tsung) and Lurene Chen (born Woo), he followed in hisContinue Reading

Shamica Billups left a message on March 23, 2022:
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers.
Kim Zaner left a message on March 22, 2022:
Tiffiny, Alex and family, Your shipyard family (C2350) is making a donation to the Winchester SPCA in honor of Mr Chen who we heard had a love for dogs. We are all thinking about you and wishing you peace in the days ahead. Sending our love ❤️
Sue Hrabarek left a message on March 22, 2022:
To Vicki and family, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Jim was an awesome person and coach. I have fond memories of the years my girls swim with Jim. So remember coming over to view the stars. Great loving memories to last a life time. Hugs and prayers to you all. Sue and Bob Grabarek
Kirk & Debby Trykowski & Family left a message on March 22, 2022:
So sorry for your loss.
Denise Swensen left a message on March 22, 2022:
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My condolences to Vickie and family. I always remember his hearty laugh on the pool deck at BSR as he joked with the swimmers. He also passed along his knowledge of music and astronomy to many of the kids. What a kind and caring man. May friends and family give you strength in the days ahead and may you have lasting comfort in his memory.
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Frank Titus left a message on March 22, 2022:
RIP Jim.
Stephanie and John Vierra left a message on March 22, 2022:
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all and send our love and prayers for peace and strength as you move through this difficult time.
Will Marchant left a message on March 22, 2022:
I was very sad to hear about Jim's passing. He was always so enthusiastic in the Shenandoah Astronomical Society events. It was infectious. He will be missed.
Michelle Lovill-Burkhart left a message on March 22, 2022:
You will be missed Uncle Jim. You brought joy and laughter to all the family gatherings and I have great memories I will cherish♥️
Bruce Johnson left a message on March 22, 2022:
As the past owner of the Winchester Wild Birds Unlimited, I was always glad to see Jim and Vickie come into the store. Jim would share with me and my employees many astronomical events and happenings occurring during the month. He would share with us his travels across the United States to “Dark Sky” areas and solar eclipse’s. His enthusiasm for astronomy flowed over to my monthly “Nature Happenings” that I emailed to all our customers. One of the things that my wife and I miss about owning a small business is meeting and getting to know people like Jim who made an impression on us and many of our customers who read our monthly emails. Thanks Jim for making our lives a bit more brighter. Now you can actually touch the stars that we are only able to see, here on earth.
Steve & Sharon Shank left a message on March 22, 2022:
Warmest condolences to family and his closest friends. Losing Jim so quickly is still a shock. We enjoyed participating with Jim at club outreach events, sharing his knowledge and love of the night sky with all. He will be sorely missed.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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