|12/8/2017 2:17:00 PM|
Former Hayfield resident, Gene Lee, 83, HHS class of 1951, died December 1, 2017 at Tarzana, CA. Preceded in death by parents Pete and Esther, brother Robert, brother-in-law Edward Jones and sister-in-law Olive Lee. He is survived by wife of 54 years, Helen, son Jonathon (Yvette), grandchildren Ronen and Keren, sister Lorna Jones, brother Norlan sister-in-law Mary Lee and nieces , nephews, cousins and friends.
While stationed in Britain during part of his service time Gene met Helen and, after his discharge, returned to England, wooed and married her. They moved with son Jonathon, then 9, to St. Louis Park MN in 1974 and to the Los Angeles area in 1983.
Graveside services were held December 4, 2017 conducted by Rabbi Jay Strear at which remembrances by co-workers and friends included comments such as Kind, Gentle, Sharing, Honest, Patient, Meticulous, Cooperative and more. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
A Jewish motto reads: Only the righteous die on Shabbat (Sabbeth). Gene Lee died on Shabbat.
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