Henry N. Lee, Jr.
July 20, 1919-June 6, 2016
Henry N. Lee, Jr., age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016.
Born in Lyme, CT on July 20, 1919, Mr. Lee was a son of the late Henry N. Lee, Sr. and Ida L. (Harding) Lee. He bravely served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre. He has been a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. A graduate of Brown University, Yale School of Music and Columbia University, Mr. Lee began teaching at the University of Delaware’s Department of Music in 1950 until his retirement in 1984, at which point he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.
Mr. Lee served as the organist and choir director at St. Thomas Episcopal Church for 25 years. In his leisure hours, Mr. Lee enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to his flower gardens. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lee. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jane S. (Scarborough) Lee; sister, Carolyn Plummer of Lyme, CT; children, Jonathan S. Lee (Joan) of Spring, TX, Thomas C. Lee (Keri) of St. Louis, MO and Melinda “Mindy” L. Bowman (Peter) of West Chester, PA; and grandchildren, Abigail, Richard, Jessica, Christopher, Jonathan and Andrew.
Funeral services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Lee’s memory may be made to the Henry Newton Lee, Jr. Family Library Music Fund, c/o the University of Delaware Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 83 E. Main St., 3rd Floor, Newark, DE 19716.