Terry L. Lee

Born: Thu., Jul. 7, 1955
Died: Sun., Dec. 21, 2014

Graveside Service

Location: Beaches Bridge Cemetery

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LOWVILLE, NY ~ Terry L. Lee, 59, of 8551 Number Four Rd., Lowville, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica, NY, where he had been a patient since December 16th.

Born July 7, 1955, in Lowville, NY, a son of Raymond B. “Tiger” and Eleanor E. Nye Lee, he was a graduate of Lowville Academy.

Following high school, Terry went to work with his father and brothers assisting with the operation of Lee & Sons Lumber Company in Lowville.  He worked for many years throughout the North Country working on jobs that included constructing large buildings, building barns and new home construction.  In 2002, he assumed ownership of his family’s business and ran its operation until he retired and sold the business in 2011 due to declining health.

Terry was a “jack of all trades” when it came to construction and took great pleasure in designing and building his own home that included ponds which he always kept stocked for the satisfaction he derived from children being able to go fishing in them, and he was always so appreciative for the help of his many friends who so kindly assisted him through all of his property’s completion.  

When Terry wasn’t building something, he also enjoyed other pastimes including fishing and trapping, watching war movies, and especially liked visiting with his many friends at “Rusty’s”.

He was a member of Lowville Elks Lodge 1605.

Surviving are four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Harland and Patricia Lee, of Lowville, Donald and Ann Lee, of Croghan, Loren Lee, of Lowville, Bernard and Lory Lee, of Beaver Falls; a sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Richard Crouse, of Lowville; numerous nieces and nephews, and very special friends, The Dave Woerner, Don Morin and David  DiRocco families.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Marilyn Lee.

A Graveside Service for Terry will be held in the Spring in Beaches Bridge Cemetery (Town of Watson), Lowville, NY, on a date and time to be announced.  

There will be no calling hours.

For those wishing, Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, NY.

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John & Kris Horning
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
We have been friends with Terry for many years. We liked hanging out with him at Mr. T's and talking with him when he ran the business. he was a lot of fun and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carl and Cindi Golas
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
Thoughts and prayers are with Terry's family at this difficult time. Terry always had a story to tell and share with Carl and they both could tell some pretty big stories.... Fond thoughts of past times. So sorry to hear of his passing.... Cindi and Carl Golas Sr.

Linda Dean
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
I can't believe that Terry is gone. I just saw him a week ago at the Drs in Lowville, had a good visit with him but he told me that he had had it, No more hospitals he said. I know he is in a better place and not in any more pain. We will miss you "Cuz" and I am so sorry for his family's loss. RIP Terry

Joe and Mary Dutton
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
To Bernie and Lory,Donnie and Ann,and the whole Lee family, we are so sorry to hear or Terry's passing,he was a good person and we had a lot of good times in our younger years,snowmobiling at pollack swamp and number 4 area.I haven't seen Terry in a couple of years but I know that he was pretty sick the last time I did see him. Now the pain and suffering is in the past and and he is in a better place. Rest in peace Terry.

Kathy (Thisse) Stevens
   Posted Wed December 24, 2014
I didn't personally know Terry but knew many of his relatives. My Mom and Dad used to hang out together with Tiger and Eleanor. They always had a great time. I went to school with Loren. My deepest sympathies to the Lee family. May her rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

gail roes
   Posted Wed December 24, 2014
My sympathy to the family. I worked with Terry as a CPA for his business. His office was one of my favorites. He had a love/hate relationship with computers but was willing to learn. He made me laugh with his unique sense of humor. He could see the finished product in his head when it came to construction and had really great ideas......his own special gift. I am so glad he got to live his "dream" in the woods these last few years.

Mike and Ella Russell
   Posted Wed December 24, 2014
For the time that we knew Terry, we always had a good time, either at his place for the fourth of July picnics, when we went to Rusty's, or just sitting at Don's place when he would come over on his 4 wheeler for a visit. We met him through Don Morin, a good friend of his. It's going to take a long time for us to realize that he is no longer here. Rest in Peace Terry!! We will see you again and it was a pleasure to know you!! Mike and Ella Russell(your friends)

   Posted Wed December 24, 2014

Patricia and Peter Peebles
   Posted Wed December 24, 2014
To all the Lee family. We are so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He is now at peace hopefully teaching our son Thomas something new. Thomas worked for Terry for many years before becoming his own contractor. He taught him a lot. We will all miss him but know he is home with all his family and friends. RIP Terry.

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