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William Lane
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March 27, 1930 – September 29, 2018

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Obituary for William Lane Lee

William Lane Lee, Sr., the son of the late Loubet and Lavinia (Lane) Lee, ”slipped away to that beautiful home of the soul” Saturday Morning, September 29, 2018 surrounded by family at his residence, which is where he was born 88 years ago on March 27, 1930. He was a member of The Cathedral Church of the Nativity where he was a member of the Men & Boys Choir, the YPF group, pinsetter for bowlers at the church, as well as an usher until his health prevented him from serving. He was awarded the DeSaules Medal, an honor bestowed on choir members.
William’s education began in New York City, then returned to Pennsylvania where he attended Madison Elementary School, Broughal Junior High School, graduating from Liberty High School Class of 1949. He received one of four Senatorial Scholarships in 1949 to Lincoln University, located in Oxford, PA. He graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1953. Unable to find employment he enrolled in Accounting at Bethlehem Business School.
His first employment was with Valley Motor Parts as a bookkeeper. Following the Civil Rights Act of 1964 he was hired by Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a Cost Accountant. These were dark and difficult times.
William was an avid bowler in several leagues in the Lehigh Valley, a member of Bethlehem NAACP and served the City of Bethlehem as a member of the Fire Commission.

Survivors: William married Esther M. Grimes, and they celebrated a beautiful life together for 62 years. He leaves to mourn, in addition to his wife, William L, Jr. (Lisa) and Jessica L; two grandsons,

Memorial Services: Relatives and friends are invited to attend his service on Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:30 pm, at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA. Arrangements entrusted to JAMES FUNERAL HOME, Bethlehem. More info at www.jamesfuneralhome.org

Contributions: In lieu of flowers send donations to New Bethany Ministries 337 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.
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When
Friday, October 5th, 2018 6:30pm
Officiating
The Very Rev. Anthony R. Pompa
Location
Cathedral Church of The Nativity
Address
321 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Location Information
Cathedral is located at the corner of 3rd and Wyandotte Streets, South Bethlehem. There is a parking lot located at the Wyandotte Street side of the Cathedral as well as a parking lot at the rear of the Cathedral, accessed from 3rd Street.
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(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com