Lee was a proud veteran serving as Sergeant in the United States Air Force, worked at U.S. Steel, was an owner/ operator of L & N Trucking, worked as a Property Manager, and retired from Praxair in 2010.
Lee is survived by his mother, Marie Coates; son, Greg (Lori) Coates; daughter, Kristina (Steve Knapp) Aichele; grandchildren, Jessica (Dan) Dietz, Cory Knapp, Andrew Aichele, Brady Douville, and Eiley Coates.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; father, Evan; and brother, Eugene.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, January 12, 2013, for both Lee and Nancy at Catavolos Funeral Home, 3653 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333.
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