Spanning Three Centuries of Service

16 Shea Place ~ New Rochelle, NY 10805

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Jimmy Cheung

Jimmy Cheung

Jimmy Cheung was born November 16, 1932 in Hoiping, China. At the age of sixteen, encouraged by family, he alone immigrated to Canada to escape Communist oppression to pursue a new life. A Presbyterian church family in Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan provided a home, a job and English language lessons in these early days. A few years later, Jimmy moved to New York, where he met his wife, Helen, and together they pursued and enjoyed the American dream.
Jimmy is a member of the great generation of Chinese immigrants ever putting family and community ahead of self-interests. For many years, he worked six days a week and long hours in the commercial laundry business before proudly acquiring and running his own successful dry cleaning business in Westchester County.
His life is best defined by his kindness and generosity towards others. In his business, he was known and beloved by his customers, fellow merchants and employees. Following his retirement, Jimmy together with Helen, devoted a great deal of time and resources accompanying the sick to medical appointments, assisting the elderly in application for social services and in various other ways to make life more pleasant and less difficult for people in need.
Jimmy became a Christian and served as an Elder at the First Chinese Presbyterian Church in Chinatown where he enjoyed and participated in many church and community activities. Jimmy often reflected on his life’s journey, saw how he overcame adversity and long odds, and would attribute everything in his life to God’s mercy, love and grace.
Jimmy enjoyed cooking, grilling, the Yankees, the NBA, world travels and above all – he loved his family. He departed this life on Thursday July 22, 2021 with family by his side. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 62 years, and sister, Lucy. His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his daughters and their families: Corinne (Vincent) Moy, Doreen (William) Tsang and Jennifer (Michele) Ciccarelli; grandchildren Christopher, Lindsey, Kyle, John and Lia. He has re-united in eternity with his parents Tse Yam Tong and Szeto Wai Chun, younger brother, Dr. Tse Kum and daughters Connie and Karen.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 6 from 10-11:30am at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, with a service at the funeral home starting at 11:30am. Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a contribution (check payable to): First Chinese Presbyterian Church/In Memory of Jimmy Cheung, 61 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002; or, a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at its giving site: Donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (

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