In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions can be made to either The Lee Family or to the Chinese Youth Club in memory of Art Ping Lee.
Mailing Address:
7233 Deer Lake Lane
Derwood, MD 20855

Honor the life of one of CYC’s Founders

CYC lost one of its original founders and one of the club’s most ardent supporters. Mr. Art Ping Lee, age 106, was a highly respected member of the Chinese community of the Washington, DC area. He had a tremendous impact in DC’s Chinatown through his leadership roles with many of its business and family associations. Among them are: CCBA, On Leong Association, FreeMasons Association, Taiwan Embassy, TECRO, Lee’s Family Association, Lee’s Federal Credit Union, and CYC. He was an advisor and consultant to many who wanted to do business in the area, and understand the Chinese culture. He was a successful businessman himself, owning many small businesses throughout the years. In his later years, he was highly revered and was asked to attend many events as the honored guest. He was always the lead in the Washington, DC Chinatown Lunar New Year’s parade.


He and his wife had six children – Wallace, Louise, Lawrence, Beverly, Madeline (deceased) and Penney; many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Art Ping Lee passed away peacefully this morning. May 16, 1914–September 30, 2020.


Sunday, October 11, 2020
Friends can pay their respects in person from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904.


Monday, October 12, 2020
Friends can pay their respects from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
St. Andrew Apostle Catholic Church
11600 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
All friends are welcomed to attend the funeral service which is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906. NOTE: The burial service will be private for family and relatives only.

Support Our Community During Covid-19

There are many ways to help local businesses during the pandemic, especially those who support CYC and our Chinese community. Several local restaurants are providing pick up and delivery below.
Choi’s Chicken & Trout

3436 Annapolis Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227
Pick up call (410) 355-4000
Delivery via Doordash


East Pearl

838 B Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
Pick up call (301) 838-8663


Silver Fountain

13533 Connecticut Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Pick up call (301) 460-1200

Hollywood East Café

11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton MD 20902
Pick up order online and via app Apple | Android


Bangkok Garden

891-D Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
Pick up and delivery online and by phone (301) 545-2848


Lee’s Kitchen

14448 Layhill Road, Silver Spring MD 20906
Pick up and delivery online and by phone (301) 598-4810

Report Attacks on Asian Americans

CYC issues this statement, not as a political message, but out of concern that hate crimes will continue against the Asian American community. CYC denounces the growing number of unwarranted attacks. If you are able, help and assist victims of these heinous attacks to safety, and disengage the perpetrator.

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