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Obit: Johnny Lum, 60

Johnny Lum, aged 60, passed away on Wednesday March 27th.

Contributed by James Skidmore.

I regret to inform you that a Patchogue Icon has passed away.

Johnny Lum, aged 60, passed away on Wednesday March 27th.

Arrangements have been made at Robertaccios Funeral Home for Saturday, March 30th from 3-6 p.m.

Johnny was a huge Yankee fan and the locals would know him as the fellow who walked the streets of Patchogue wearing a Frog Hat. 

His Family owned Wah Lum Kitchen which is now occupied by Dragon Palace. He and his family were long time residents of Patchogue.His spirit will truly be missed.

When asked, "Why do you wear that frog hat all the time?" by some local children, Johnny responded, "It makes people smile."

Do you have memories of Johnny Lum? Leave them in the comments below.

Robert Fleming March 30, 2013 at 03:07 PM
He will be missed. Frog Hat brought cheer to all who crossed his path. He was a Patchogue icon. Rest in peace.
objection215 March 30, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Ah man, this is sad.
cyndi cleary March 30, 2013 at 05:49 PM
I didn't know him well but always enjoyed talking to him. He truly was a patchogue fixture and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the Lum family
Tom Keegan March 30, 2013 at 06:05 PM
John was a great guy and truly DID make people smile. Condolences to his brother Joe and all the family. He will be missed - tom k.
Greg Paynton March 30, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Johnny was a good friend in our high school days. He loved the blues , especially Johnny Winter, and played guitar well. I always wish we started a band. I watched the moon landing at his house. I remember his brother Ronnie well and my condolences to the family. My sister Eileen reminded me today of what a great dancer he was back in the day.
ed mott March 31, 2013 at 01:35 AM
It's a shame when happy people like John pass away.
Sal LaFemina March 31, 2013 at 10:39 PM
John was a good friend. We would jam together with others from Patchogue. John played a baby blue Hagstrom. I remember when John became ill. He was in Brookhaven Hospital for some time. The thought was that he was bitten by a bug while camping out in the "tree fort". Prior to getting ill he was a good athelete, dancer and musician. My father was friends with his but I knew John from school. What a loss. My condolences to his family
rosalie April 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM
John & I ( our last names letter L) were in "homeroom", held in the auditorium, together during our Patchogue High School days...what a glorious time we all had! ohn was always good for a mild comment making us all laugh! Throughout all these years, if we passed each other in the street, be it in Patchogue or lots of times, in NYC ( yes! NO LIE!!) we'd always give each other that little wave and a big smile and wink just like in school days! So so sorry to hear of John's passing, prayers to his family.

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