Obituary of Guy Lee
Guy A. Lee died peacefully at his home in West Orange Wednesday. He was 94.
Visitation Sunday, 6/25/17 from 1:30 to 3:30 and 5:30 to 7:30 at Tuttle Funeral Home 272 State Route 10 West, Randolph (tuttlefh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection Parish Monday, 6/26/17 at 11:00 located at 651 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.
Guy was born in New York, NY and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He married Margaret Sudano in 1950, and they lived on Long Island and then in Queens and the Bronx, NY, before moving in 1956 to West Orange, where they settled and raised their two sons. Margaret passed away in October 2016.
A World War II Army veteran, Guy attended college on the GI bill and earned a degree from St. John’s University. He had a long and successful career as a business executive, retiring as Director of Business Administration for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey in 1985. He played an instrumental role in the construction process of a new building for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Newark.
Guy’s accomplishments in the business world and the military were eclipsed by the love and care he provided to his wife Maggie after she suffered a spinal cord injury in 2004 and lost the use of her legs. Without any formal training, at an advanced age in life, he served as her primary caretaker for 12 years until her passing.
Guy was an avid New York Giants and later New York Mets baseball fan. He was proud to have been in the stands at the Polo Grounds when Willie Mays made his historic catch in 1954.
In high school at St. Augustine Prep in Brooklyn, Guy was a track star. He ran in the Penn Relays and held several records for many years.
He also had a love for Big Band Music, Golf and was a standout second baseman for the Seaman Road All Stars Softball team in the 1970’s and 1980’s and played in many family cousins game.
Guy is survived by two sons, Dr. Richard A. Lee (and his wife, Anne) and Peter M. Lee (and his wife, Laura), and three grandchildren, Meredith Lee, Dr. Jessi Lee and Nicholas Lee.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Randolph VFW, Post 7333, 22 Crestwood Drive, Randolph, New Jersey 07869, Attention: John Sassaman.
Phone: 973 366-7400