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February 14, 1942 - November 30, 2019
John (Jack) Peter Lee, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday. He was 77 years old.
Surviving is his beloved wife and best friend, Ann Marie (Ellard) Lee. The couple celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on August 13th.
Born on Valentine’s Day, 1942, and son of the late Edward Lee and Marie (Baldere) Lee Hallinan, Jack was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1960. He had proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War before his Honorable Discharge in 1966. He was awarded both the Vietnam Service and Good Conduct Medals along with the Expert Marksman and Combat Medical Badges for his service. Prior to his retirement, Jack worked for the Scranton Sewer Authority.
A jack of all trades, he was truly a master of all. He was the handiest of handimen, especially when it came to small engine repairs, and an avid outdoorsman, he was a lifelong hunter and proud gardener. A loving husband, father, brother and “pa” to his adored grandchildren, Jack will forever be missed, loved and remembered.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he belonged to Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton.
He is also survived by his children, Jennifer Lee of Scranton and John C. Lee and wife Elizabeth of Old Forge; his brothers, Thomas Lee, Sr. and wife Ruth of Avoca and Edward Lee of Michigan; his grandchildren, Victoria and John Lee; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Siblings, Frank Lee and Veronica Henry, also preceded him in death.
Funeral services will begin on Friday at 9:15AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Burial with military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.