August 18, 1929 ~ December 28, 2005
He was born on August 18, 1929 in Pittsburg, CA. His early years were spent in many locations due to the depression, but he eventually came to reside in Los Angeles. He became a resident of Torrance in 1956.
Lee is survived by Dorothy, his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years, his son Lee Jr., and his daughters Ellen Johnson, and Fredelyn Marcucci. He has 7 grandchildren; Jennifer and Ken Haley, Erik and Dan Johnson, Melissa, Robbie and Amanda Marcucci.
He graduated in 1947 from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, and joined the Air Force in 1948. He was training to become a fighter pilot, but his career was cut short after an accident with his aircraft that caused his left leg to be severed.
After an early retirement from the Air Force, Lee went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University, and a Master of Arts from the University of Southern California. He began his teaching career in 1956 at Narbonne High School, and taught there for 33 years until his retirement. He was also a football and track coach at Narbonne.
His passions were his family, swimming, sailing, reading, old movies and sports. He was also involved with the American Legion's California Boy's State program, devoting his service for 49 years.
He has touched many lives throughout his career, and will be truly missed!
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