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William Marshall Lee


1924 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
William Marshall Lee William Marshall Lee of Claridge Court, Prairie Village, Kansas passed away peacefully on July 31, 2018. Bill's family and friends will gather on a date to be announced in September for a memorial service at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Bill was born September 13, 1924 in Norwood, Massachusetts, the first child of Marshall Baldwin Lee and Alice May Lee (Metcalf). He graduated from Walpole, Massachusetts High School in 1942 and attended Haverford College and Swarthmore College in the Philadelphia area prior to enlisting in the United States Navy. Bill served in the Pacific Theatre until his discharge in July, 1946 having attained the rank of lieutenant. Bill returned to Haverford College graduating in 1948 with a BA in economics, and received his MBA in 1953 from the Wharton Graduate School of Banking, University of Pennsylvania. Bill married Rosemary Miles Lee of Norborne, Missouri on April 8, 1950 and Bill and "Tooie" raised their family in the Philadelphia suburbs until moving to Claridge Court in January, 2001. Bill retired from the banking industry in 2000 having served at several banks in the capacities of Senior Vice-President and President. During his retirement Bill worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and also counseled and taught young children in the Kansas City area. Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosemary (2012). He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Egizi of Milford, Massachusetts, his children, Cynthia Miles Lee "Dede" (Jenny) of Albany, California, Stephen Marshall Lee (Diane) of Evergreen, Colorado, Jonathan Miles Lee (Heidi) of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and his 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Bill's family would like to thank the residents and staff of Claridge Court and Reverend Tom Are and the congregation of Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, for their kind remembrances of Bill. Each place and its members were special to Bill and guided him on his spiritual path.
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Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 12, 2018
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