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On August 26, 2015 at the Adler Center in Aldie, VA. Beloved husband of Jean N. Lee of Great Falls, VA; loving and devoted father of Barbara A. Wente, Donna L. Dunn and William R. Lee Jr. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Lee retired from Arlington County Schools. He was a Psychology teacher at Yorktown High School. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or Capital Caring Hospice 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042. E-mail condolences may be made at: adamsgreen.com  

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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 30, 2015.
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September 4, 2015
Mr. Lee was my psychology teacher at Yorktown High School, and he left a mark that few teachers did. He was so engaging and enthusiastic. He really cared about us and that we learned the subject. I will never forget him.
Matt McCracken
September 4, 2015
Remember how we had to write a book about ourselves? I still have mine... that would have been written around 1978/9... crazy.
Christina Wrigley Porter
September 3, 2015
Mr Lee taught us that life was a bunch of decisions. He helped us explore which path to take and gave us confidence to "pay our money and make our choices." After 35 years I remember his words so well... and I honestly believe that he played a big part in me becoming the successful person I am today. What a wonderful man he was! God bless his family as they grieve the loss of this truly great man.
Carol Williams
September 2, 2015
Such an animated and engaging teacher. To this day I periodically repeat one of the things he used to say in our class over 30 years ago, "I'll see it when I believe it." He left his mark....mission accomplished. Rest in peace.
September 2, 2015
Mr. Lee was one of the best teachers I've ever had. His class changed my life and made me a better person. He is one of those unique people who make a real, meaningful difference in the world. Thank you for everything, Mr. Lee.
Charles McLauchlin
September 1, 2015
I remember writing a paper in Mr. Lee's class, and the note he wrote when he graded it was "you'll do fine in life". I've remembered his words 34 years later, and those words have given me strength through some difficult times. I'm sorry I never told him, as an adult, how much those words meant to me. He was an incredible man.
Melissa Felts
September 1, 2015
More than 30 years later, Mr. Lee's class is still so vivid in my memory. What a blessed man and teacher. His students loved him. A special, special teacher.
Mary Ann Boyd
September 1, 2015
Mr. Lee was my psychology teacher at Yorktown in 1979-1980. He opened our eyes so much and was such a forward-thinking teacher--really ahead of his time. In 1997 I received my Master's Degree in Social Work and have been a clinical social worker since that time. Mr. Lee certainly helped me become the person I am today. He also helped us get through adolescence--quite a tall order. My heart goes out to his loving family.
Wendy Radding
September 1, 2015
I had Mr. Lee as my psych teacher...he made the class fun and i learned so much. God Bless
Denise Glaine
September 1, 2015
Mr. Lee was one of my favorite teachers. He inspired me to look into someone's soul and pull out the best that's inside.
RIP, Mr. Lee!
Betty Cohen Robalino
August 31, 2015
Mr. Lee was my HS Psych teacher and he changed my world lens and inspired my life and my work. Thank you for pushing the limits, praising me for thinking outside the box, for reading every word I wrote and letting me know you "got" me and that you were pulling for me (and everyone else in your stead). And way cool that we met the "real" Three Faces of Eve. See you on the other side! Peace Out. XO ~ Carlie.
August 30, 2015
I met Bill through his wife Jean and it was always a special treat to spend time with them. Bill was a very special person. bringing sunshine and love to those he knew. I feel blessed and privileged to have known him.
Sallly Lion
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