Richard H. "Dick" Lees September 12, 2021 Richard H. "Dick" Lees of Conquest, NY, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Auburn Community Hospital. Richard was born on October 25, 1926, in Cincinnatus, NY, to the late Richard E. and Mary Alice Lees. He was a US Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean War, He worked for General Electric for 36 years. Richard was a lifetime member of the LaBuff-Cole, Post 911, American Legion, Cato, NY, and an advisor to the Sons of the American Legion. He was a member of the VFW in Montezuma, NY and belonged to the Masons of Weedsport, NY (formerly Cato, NY) for 50 years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, doing puzzles and watching game shows, golf, Yankees baseball and SU basketball with his wife, but nothing brought him more joy than spending time/visiting with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Alma (Baker) Lees; their children: Jack (Barbara) Lees; Patricia Craine; Joseph (Melanie Harris) Lees; Margaret (Rick Gawlik) Butler; daughter-in-law, Cindy Lees; and grandchildren: Tammi Lees, Tom Lees, Tim Lees, Heather Lees, Michelle Lees, Jackie Lees, Christopher Craine, Marc Craine, Megan House, Bobby Butler, Michael Butler, James Butler, Zachary, Butler; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his son, James Lees; four brothers; and seven sisters. Calling hours will be Wednesday (9/15), from 4 to 7 pm, at Keysor-Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 11362 South St. Cato, New York 13033. A funeral service will be held Thursday (9/16) at 11:00 am, with burial to follow at Conquest Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the burial at the LaBuff-Cole, Post 911, American Legion, Cato, NY. At the request of the family, face masks will be required to enter the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution in Richard's name may do so to the Alzheimer's Association
of CNY, https://act.alz.ord/donate
and the LaBuff-Cole, Post 911, American Legion, Cato, NY.
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.