Lee Alan Prins Jr.

Prins, Lee Alan Jr.
42, passed away December 16, 2012. Born in Phoenix, he attended Kenilworth, St. Francis and Central High School and graduated from the culinary program at Scottsdale Community College. He was an accomplished chef with a passion for food, especially barbecue, in which he was a national award winner. Known as "Chucho" to his compadres, he adored his children, daughter Carly and son Cole, and he will forever be watching over them with his family and friends that passed before him. His mother, Marilynn Prins, died in 2010. He is survived by Jamie Prins, the mother of his children, his father Lee Prins, Sr., sister Marjorie and brother Andrew. A celebration of his life will be held at the Prins house on January 5 at 4 p.m.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 30, 2012