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Melvin "Pete" Lee, Sr.

March 10, 1933 September 28, 2018
Melvin "Pete" Lee, Sr.
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Obituary for Melvin "Pete" Lee, Sr.

Melvin P. Lee, Sr. “Pete” -85 of Portage, passed away on September 28, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 10, 1933 in Lilly. Pete was the son of Samuel and Anna (Ott) Lee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandsons: Perry Eckenrode and Steven Gressick, son-in-law: John Gressick, Sr. and these siblings: Thelma Brown, Betty (Paul) Belles, Dorothy (William) Roush, Florence (Joe) Ondesko, Catherine (William) Mullen, James Sr. (Sis) and Norman Sr. He is also preceded in death by in-laws: Margaret Lee, Paul Wood, Sr., Ellen Bauer and Eilean Evans and by special great niece and nephew: Robin Reed, Brian Burdett.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 59 years: Frances (Smith) Lee of Portage and his loving children: Julia Gressick, Melvin Jr. (Carol), Joseph (Alice) all of Portage, Pamela (Douglas, Sr.) Eckenrode of Loretto, Sharon Lee (friend, Brian Woy) of Cresson, Donald (Melissa) of Portage, Rosanne (Raymond) Krug of Summerhill, Bernice (Ronald, Sr.) Nagle of Ebensburg, Jason (Michelle) of Carrolltown, Andrew, Sr. (Mandy) of Portage, 43 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren with 2 on the way.

Pete is the brother of Adam, Ruth (Robert) Behe, Bernard (Beverly), Nancy Wood, Marian (John) Dorsch, Regis (Dorothy), Shirley (George) Noel. He is also survived by his in-laws: Lou Brown, Delores Lee, Irvin (Lucille), Archibald, Sr., James (Pauline), Roger (Janet), Jerome (Dian), Leo (Theresa) Smith, Grace (Francis) LaRue, Darlene (Theodore) Klatt, Geraldine (Joseph) Thomas, and by special Nieces: Terry Burdett, Deborah Brown and their families.

Pete was a retired employee from Bethlehem Steel. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider. He loved working on cars, gardening and making wine. He was a hard worker and he instilled these work ethics in his family. He enjoyed square dancing and listening to country music with his wife Fran. Pete was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic church where he was a member of the Legion of Mary. He was also a member of the Franciscan Order.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, October 2nd at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. of Portage. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday October 3rd at 11 AM at St. Aloysius Church in Cresson, Fr. John Byrnes, Celebrant.

Committal in St. Aloysius Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Pete’s name to the family for a charity of their choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com

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Visitation

Tuesday

2

Oct

2:00 PM 10/2/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/2/2018 4:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Oct

6:00 PM 10/2/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/2/2018 8:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Oct

11:00 AM 10/3/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/3/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Aloysius Catholic Church

7911 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
7911 Admiral Peary Highway Cresson 16630 PA
United States
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