Senators Scott Wiener and Jerry Hill Honor Chinese Community Leader Arnold Lee

Senators adjourn Senate Session in memory of Chinese Community leader who passed away recently at the age of 80
June 29, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senators Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) adjourned the California State Senate in memory of Arnold C. Lee of Millbrae, who died at the age of 80 on June 23. Arnold was a leader in the Chinese community, including serving as president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, and as a board member of the Lee Family Association and of the Central Chinese High School in America. He peacefully passed away surrounded by his wife, Mimi Lee, sons Wayne Lee and Winston Lee, daughter, Leta Lee, grandchildren, and sister, Anne Lee

“The Chinese community lost a dedicated leader in Arnold Lee,” said Senator Wiener. “He was a kind man who cared deeply about Chinatown and who worked tirelessly to advance his community. Along with Senator Hill, and on behalf of the State Senate, I want to express my sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.”

“Arnold Lee was a great believer in community empowerment, the importance of education, giving back, and paying it forward,” said Senator Hill. “His many career and volunteer efforts, often in leadership roles, attest to his strong commitment to honoring his heritage as well as the values that resonate in the country of his birth and in the country in which he made his home. He instilled that great love of community service in others. Arnold Lee also was a family man and was deeply proud of children, his grandchildren, and the 55 years he shared with his wife, Mimi.”

Arnold was born in Toisan in the village of 馬尾湖 in 1937. He lived through the Japanese occupation and then immigrated to the US once the Chinese Communist movement began. Arnold served in the United States Army from 1961 until retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. Arnold worked and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Upon retiring, Arnold volunteered at the Lee Family Association

To view Senators Hill and Wiener’s full comments from Senate Session, click here: https://youtu.be/MFngM5vnHrM

 

參議員威善高和參議員希爾紀念僑領李超南--

參議員暫停會議紀念一位剛逝世的八十歲華人社區領袖

 

沙加緬度-  -今天(29日)代表三藩市的加州參議員威善高(Scott Wiener)和代表聖馬刁縣的參議員希爾(Jerry  Hill)暫停參議院會議, 紀念知名僑領李超南先生。

家住密爾勃雷市(Millbrae)的李超南先生本月23日逝世,享年八十歲。

李超南是位華人社區所熟知的僑領,曾任中華總會館總董,也是中華中學校和李氏敦宗總公所的董事。他當日在妻子李鍾美薇(Mimi  Lee)、兒子李偉忠 (Wayne Lee)、Winston Lee、女兒Leta Lee、 孫兒 和妹妹 Anne Lee  陪伴下安詳去世。

參議員威善高表示:“華人社區失去了一位敬業的領袖。李超南先生是位友善之人,他深愛華埠,一路孜孜不倦地促進社區的發展。我和參議員希爾一起,代表加州參議院向他的家人和朋友表達最誠摯的哀悼。我們會懷念他。”

參議員希爾說,“李超南是社區權利的偉大信徒,堅信教育、回饋社會和傳播友愛的重要性,他的職業和義工生涯--很多時候都是領導者的角色--證明了他履行自己遵從傳承的堅定承諾,以及在他出生的國家和他生活的國家產生共鳴的價值觀。他堅持那種服務他人的社區服務之大愛。李超南也是個愛家之人,他為他的兒子、孫子以及共度55載的妻子李鍾美薇感到驕傲。”

李超南1937年出生于中國台山的一個小村莊馬尾湖。 他生活過日據時代,在中國共產主義運動開始開始之後移民來美。他1961年起在美國陸軍服役,以二級軍士長(Master Sergeant)軍銜退休。 之後他在聯邦航空管理局(FAA)工作並退休。 退休之後,阿諾德在李氏敦宗總公所等社區非牟利機構做義工。

觀看參議員希爾和威善高在議會的完整評論,請點擊下面鏈接:https://youtu.be/MFngM5vnHrM