Henry N. Lee Jr.
1919 - 2016
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Henry N. Lee, Jr.

AGE: 96 • Newark

Henry N. Lee, Jr., age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016.

Born in Lyme, CT on July 20, 1919, Mr. Lee was a son of the late Henry N. Lee, Sr. and Ida L. (Harding) Lee. He bravely served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre. He has been a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. A graduate of Brown University, Yale School of Music and Columbia University, Mr. Lee began teaching at the University of Delaware's Department of Music in 1950 until his retirement in 1984, at which point he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.

Mr. Lee served as the organist and choir director at St. Thomas Episcopal Church for 25 years. In his leisure hours, Mr. Lee enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to his flower gardens. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lee. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jane S. (Scarborough) Lee; sister, Carolyn Plummer of Lyme, CT; children, Jonathan S. Lee (Joan) of Spring, TX, Thomas C. Lee (Keri) of St. Louis, MO and Melinda "Mindy" L. Bowman (Peter) of West Chester, PA; and grandchildren, Abigail, Richard, Jessica, Christopher, Jonathan and Andrew.

Funeral services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Lee's memory may be made to the Henry Newton Lee, Jr. Family Library Music Fund, c/o the University of Delaware Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 83 E. Main St., 3rd Floor, Newark, DE 19716.

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Published in The News Journal from Jun. 12 to Jun. 14, 2016.
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November 20, 2017
I am so sad to just hear of Henry Lee's passing. He was one of my favorite professors at the University of Delaware. I learned so much from him. May he rest in peace.
Charlotte Coletta
December 15, 2016
In the late '70s, I was faculty at UDel. Being an engineer, I needed some culture, and took Henry's year of Intro. to Music (for credit). He was a delightful person and gifted teacher. I've thought of him often since then. His enthusiastic love of music, and of teaching, have stayed with me over the years. I trust I'm only one of the very many students who were influenced by him.

Robert McDonough, Gaithersburg MD
Robert McDonough
June 15, 2016
Dear Mindy and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Hope you have many great memories.
Martie and John Bolinski& "Beast"
Martha Bolinski
June 14, 2016
Mindy and family,

From the Taylors to the Lees, our heartfelt sympathy. Thinking of you and wishing you the very best, always, but especially now.
Julie Taylor Hiatt
June 13, 2016
Dear Jane,
It was with great saddness to hear of Henry's passing. I am so fond of you both and appreciate the connection over these many years. It was a special to joy to share July 20th as a birthday with Henry and the yearly exchange of cards. He was a bright and happy spirit!!
Cindy Judd
Cindy Judd
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