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Paru-san (Peyton's Japanese name) was a kind, thoughtful, and generous man. Although my family and I only knew him for the last few years of his long life, he made a lasting impact on us. We got to know Paru-san through his volunteer work with our community Japanese language group for children. Paru-san read traditional Japanese stories to the kids and regaled them with tales of life in old Japan. He remembered all the lullabies and fairy tales from his

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Posted by: Tomomi Kinnard - Arlington, VA - Friends   Jan 05, 2015

My heart is saddened to hear of the loss a Good Man, Peyton Palmore. My Sincere Condolences to the family. I met Peyton a few years while servicing the Palmore’s computer. During the last several years, we have shared many conversations about life. I came to see Peyton as a brilliant Mind and a Man of Great Integrity. His life has demonstrated caring, sharing, and a spirit always willing to help others. I shall miss you my friend. I feel

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Posted by: Timothy Bolden - Upper Marlboro, MD   Jan 04, 2015

Prayers for you all in your loss. Peyton and his willingness to fix anything broken were a blessing to St. Andrew's Church. He will be missed and I will miss our impromptu God conversations.


Posted by: The Rev. Jenny Montgomery - Arlington, VA   Jan 03, 2015

I met Peyton seven years ago when I began serving on the Buildings & Grounds Committee of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. We often needed a good handyman, and Peyton was cited to me as our go-to guy. Each year Peyton did much good work on the campus of St. Andrew's. He kindly reduced each bill by a '10% pastoral discount.' Peyton and I enjoyed lively conversations, most recently on Laura Hillenbrand's 'Unbroken' and a Japanese performance artist. Rest in peace, dear friend. May your memory be eternal. Jim


Posted by: James A. Williams - Arlington, VA   Jan 03, 2015

Our best to you Susan. I'm communicating to as many as I can with the news.


Posted by: wayne H. Cowan - MA   Jan 03, 2015

What a dear dear person the world has lost. Peyton was an absolute delight to work with – his perpetual optimism, positive spirit, and sense of humor made any of our handyman tasks pleasant to tackle together. I will miss him greatly. Peyton was a special member of our Doorways’ family and I feel so fortunate to have known him and worked with him the last several years. With much love, Susan Hennessy Facilities Manager Doorways for Women and Families


Posted by: Susan Hennessy - Arlington, VA   Jan 03, 2015

It always amazes me the depth of knowledge you have of the Japanese culture. I know this comes from your childhood in Japan. And you always speak of it and your time there with your family with a smile on your face. You share your father's kindness and generosity of time and talent to your family and friends. You have honored him.


Posted by: Arlene Diehl - Bristow, VA   Jan 03, 2015

All too rarely do you come across someone who is unfailingly kind and gracious to virtually everyone around them, regardless of station. Peyton was one of those rare individuals. Aside from that uncommon quality, I will miss Peyton's cheerful, positive nature, as I will surely miss his many stories of Japan and his extensive travels with Susan throughout the world. My favorite quote by Abraham Lincoln is, "Death is but an horizon, and an horizon is but the limit of

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Posted by: Scott Shelton - Arlington, VA   Jan 02, 2015

Thank you for your service of spreading the gospel to japan. You are an inspiration to me and of course everyone who has experienced sukiaki. Love you


Posted by: richard henry - covington, VA   Jan 02, 2015

Uncle Peyton Lee was my mother's brother and I have known him all my life. After my high school graduation in India, I visited him in Japan, along with some friends, and was amazed to discover that he had arranged for us to stay overnight at a Buddhist Monastery! Very educational! We also enjoyed our visit with him and Lou at their home. I will always remember Uncle Peyton Lee's enthusiastic personality and sense of humor. He had a very

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Posted by: Jeanna Shade - Toledo, OH   Jan 01, 2015