James W. Lee of 6169 Cayutaville Road, Alpine passed away at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at the age of 82.

Born on June 5, 1920 in Covington, Pennsylvania, Jim was the son of Ray W. and Daisey Cowan Lee. In his early years, Jim worked on the Railroad. He had also worked in a lumber-yard before accepting a position with the Empire Telephone Co. in Prattsburgh. Jim worked at the Telephone Company for many years before retiring in 1985.

Jim could often be seen driving his pick-up truck. Many times his destination was a favorite fishing place or maybe the home of a friend for coffee and fellowship. He sincerely enjoyed the company of people and looked forward to any opportunity to socialize, especially playing cards. Jim also tended his garden with diligence and great care.

Surviving Jim are his devoted wife, of 13 years, Marilyn L. Sherwood Lee of Alpine; two sons, Lester (Carol) Lee and Walter (Eleanor) Lee all of Jobs Corners, PA; one daughter, Rebecca (Dave) Vrooman of Jobs Corners, PA; two step-sons, Miles (Eillean) McCarty of Freeville and John S. (Elizabeth) Green of Schrewsburg, PA; three step-daughters, Linda (Raymond) Lanning of Alpine, Janet (Larry) Brown of Gilbert, AZ and Barbara (George) Mashanic of Elmira; one brother, Tom (Mary) Lee of Covington, PA; one sister, Emmaline Baity of Covington, PA and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Cayutaville Methodist Church on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, Contributions in Jim's memory may be directed to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Fund or the Cayutaville Methodist Church.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg. Additional information may be obtained from the funeral home by calling 1-888-534-5446.

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