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John A. Lee Col., U.S. Army Ret.

1920 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John A. Lee Col., U.S. Army Ret. Obituary

John A. Lee, 94, passed away on Nov. 22, 2014, in Alamogordo.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1920, in Pittsfield, Mass., to Alex and Josephine (Edwokia) Leschena.

John proudly served our nation as a member of the United States Army Medical Service Corps through WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. After 34 years of serving our nation, Colonel Lee chose to spend his retirement on top of a mountain near Cloudcroft. His family and friends traveled with him across America having joyous experiences and fond memories. Locally, he enjoyed the fellowship of many in the Cloudcroft and Alamogordo area.

Survivors include his wife, Dora L. Lee; son, John R. Leschena and his wife, Cathy; daughter, Arlene Marie Scott and her husband, Mike; grandchildren, Justin M. Scott, Joshua D. Scott, great grandchildren, Jadan M. Scott, Boston A. Scott

He was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Susan Mary Lee and Joann Schrantz-Friedman.

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home with Fr. Mike Lindsay, O.F.M. officiating.
Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with honors provided by the United States Army.

Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Salvation Army or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 704 Del. Ave, Alamogordo.

The Lee family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 26 to Dec. 25, 2014
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