DR. HYUNG SOO "TERRY" LEE, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital. He was a a surgeon in Decatur for almost 40 years. Born July 21, 1940, he was a son of the late Chang Ho Lee and Bok Soon (Hong) Lee. He was married to Antoinette (née Kim) Lee in June of 1971 in New York City in a ceremony presided by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. After he finished medical school in South Korea, he came to the United States for additional training. He completed his internship and residency at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C.; Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He worked in Centerville, Tenn. for two years before moving to Decatur in 1973, where he practiced until his retirement in September of 2011. He was truly a dedicated doctor and he loved the people of Decatur, especially everyone who worked with him for many years at Adams Memorial Hospital. He was Secretary of the Adams County Medical Society; Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and the American Society of Abdominal Surgery; member of the American Board of Surgery, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Adams County Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He also was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne. Dr. Lee was passionate about medicine. He cared deeply about each and every one of his patients. He put off retirement for several years because he could not imagine leaving his patients and the hospital. He longed to set up a free clinic after his retirement to show how much he cared for the community. However, his greatest source of pride and happiness was his family whom he loved more than anything in the world. With his music-loving wife, he enjoyed attending concerts and operas in Chicago, New York and London. He took great pleasure in traveling and visiting many countries all over the world with his family. His grandchildren brought him great joy, and he cherished his times with them. He is survived by his wife, Antoinette of Decatur; two daughters and one son, Dr. Jeanette (Dr. John Jimenez) Lee-Jimenez, Margaret "Gretchen" Alexandra Lee-Chung, Dr. Robert Christiaan (Rebecca Ratz) Lee; three grandchildren, Lina Ashlee Catherine Chung, Malia Juliette Jimenez and William Feliciano Jimenez; two sisters and one brother, all of South Korea; as well as numerous nephews and nieces in California, New York and South Korea. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Funeral service is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne St., Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Dr. Young Soo An and the Rev. Arianne Lehn. Visitation also from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Preferred memorials to Adams Memorial Hospital or First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 9, 2014