P.E. Teacher Don Wong, who worked at Norman Rockwell Elementary in Redmond, died on Monday, according to school officials.
"Rockwell lost a beloved staff member this week," Rockwell Principal Kirsten McArdle said.
He was with the Lake Washington School District since 1976, and taught at Rockwell since 2000.
Students at the school constructed a memorial on Wednesday in the gymnasium and middle school and high school students have been stopping by the school to add to it, McArdle said. Others are welcome to do so, she said.
The funeral service for Wong is Sunday, Feb. 17, at noon at Riverview Cemetary, 0300 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97219.
McArdle said she will be working with his family to plan a local celebration of his life.
A Facebook page dedicated to Wong was set up this week and this was posted Wednesday:
R.I.P. Coach Wong.
You will be missed but your spirit lives on in the hearts of the students and parents you came in touch with.
Thank you for your service and dedication to our children.
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Condolences for the family can be sent to:
12139 SE Flavel Street
Portland, OR 97266
Correction: The family condolences address has been corrected above.