Lee Irving

Irving, Lee HUDSON, Ohio Lee Irving, 64, of Hudson, Ohio, died peacefully on March 7, 2013 after a year-long experience with cancer. He was born on April 20, 1948. He grew up in Rensselaer, N.Y., and graduated from Van Rensselaer High School, SUNY Bingham-ton, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lee will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. Above all, he was a loving provider for his family. His family members and his many friends knew him to be a man of great integrity, generosity, abiding faith, intellect, and good humor. Lee was highly regarded in the field of banking and accounting and had a distinguished career, primarily with KeyCorp, first in Albany then in Cleveland, Ohio. He retired as Key Corp's chief accounting officer in 2006. He was well-known and respected in many circles for his active roles at the NPR station, WKSU, in Kent and the churches he belonged to in New York and Ohio. Lee was an avid fan of the University of Wisconsin ice hockey team and the Rolling Stones. He completed the Boston Marathon and later became a convert to yoga. He loved to tell corny jokes, could compute complex math problems almost instantly in his head, and orchestrated often-elaborate birthday surprises for friends and family. He loved the time he spent in the Adirondacks and in Wellfleet, Mass. Some of his happiest moments were spent savoring his wife's cooking, fly fishing with his son, and building forts with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Linda (Stephens) Irving of Hudson; daughter, Lisa (Irving) Friel and son-in-law Scott Friel of Hudson; son, Lance Irving and daughter-in-law Sharon (Ritz) Irving of Tucson, Ariz; mother, Ellen Jane Irving of East Greenbush, N.Y.; sister, Darryl (Irving) Dillon of Clifton Park, N.Y.; grandson, Wylan Friel and granddaughters, Eila Friel and Ellen Irving. He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Irving Sr. A memorial service will be held at Greenbush Reformed Church, 688 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush on April 20 at 2 p.m. Donations in Lee's memory may be offered to Greenbush Reformed Church, P.O. Box 460, East Greenbush, NY 12061 or public radio station WKSU, 1613 East Summit Street, Kent, OH 44240. www.johnsonromito.com

Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2013