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Jane Scarborough Lee

May 27, 1920 - April 16, 2017

Jane Scarborough Lee, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 27, 1920, Mrs. Lee was a daughter of the late William F. Scarborough and Blanche M. (Moore) Scarborough. A graduate of Oberlin College and Yale School of Music, Mrs. Lee taught at the college level before getting married and focusing on her role as wife and mother.

Mrs. Lee had a lifelong passion for the piano. While raising their three children, Mrs. Lee was involved with chamber music, served as an accompanist, and maintained a private studio in their home. In her leisure hours, Mrs. Lee enjoyed playing piano duets with her husband on her 1923 Steinway baby grand, and she played well into her 96


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  • Tom and all- My sympathies on your loss.
    (I was in high school band with Tom and Keri.)

  • Mindy, I am sorry for your loss.
    May God comfort you and your family.

  • Jane was an integral part of our Weed & Seed Garden Club as a most welcoming hostess and later attending meetings with Henry, our Secretary. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. Her family has my deepest sympathy.

  • As a member of the Weed and Seed Garden Club in Newark, I met Jane at the annual holiday party, and at the fall plant exchanges that Henry and Jane hosted. I was new to the club so knew nothing about Jane and Henry’s background but had noticed that their home was filled with interesting books, plants and art. I always enjoyed Henry’s witty comments in the minutes when he was secretary, and appreciated that Jane escorted him to our meetings those last few years that he was able to attend.