Popular Internet figure mourned by expats

Kayo Byron LesserA Seattle native and a moderator for a popular Internet discussion group on Yahoo died Tuesday after battling asbestosis for years.

The 65-year-old man, Kayo Byron Lesser, died at 11:30 p.m. in Hospital Calderón Guardia from bronchial pneumonia, according to his family.

He was graduated from Tahoma Maple Valley High School and worked for Heat and Frost Insulators and Firestop Containment Workers Local 7 in State of Washington. He moved to Costa Rica in 1991 and was living in Cartago.

Many on the Costa Rican living discussion list site expressed their appreciation for Lesser, commented on his cheerful personality and gave condolences to his family.

Lesser is survived by his wife, Teresa Guillen, three children, Trevor Lesser, Jamey Lesser, and Desey Lesser, and stepson Jorge Lesser Guillien.

Arrangements are by the Funeraria del Magisterio in San José. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Montesacro’s Curridabat cemetery.

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