Harold E. Lee, 83, of Lorain, passed away at home Thursday morning, March 14, 2013. Born December 4, 1929 in Gallia County, Ohio, Harold was a resident of Lorain since 1977. Harold retired as an electrical engineer from Lorain Products in 1998, where he had worked for more than 20 years. He was a 1955 graduate of Indiana Institute of Technology; a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea during the Korean War; an active member of Lions Club for over 50 years; and a longtime member of Toast Masters.
Harold was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedicated Humanitarian Services. Lions International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Harold was also the co-founder of the Harold E. and Laura F. Lee Scholarship Fund at Indiana Institute of Technology for second chance students.
Harold is survived by his wife of 14 years, Jean E. Lee; his children, David M. Lee, Andrew D. Lee, Rebecca J. Gisser, James A. Lee, Joseph E. Lee; stepdaughter, Dawn Bodnar; brothers, Robert E. Lee, Cecil E. Lee, Ernest W. Lee; sister, Chestora I. Lee; and six grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his first wife of 44 years, Laura F. Lee; his son, Mark A. Lee; brothers, Loyd E. Lee and Francis W. Lee; daughter-in-law, Diane Lee; and grandchildren, Amy and Allison Lee.
Visitations will be from 2 until 5 P.M., Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Schwartz Spence Boyer and Cool Home, 1124 5th Street, Lorain, with a reception to follow at Rebman Recreation Center hosted the Lorain Lions Club.