OBITUARY

Dennis Charles Lee, Sr.

March 22, 1942August 8, 2018
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On August 8, 2018, Dennis Charles Lee, Sr.; beloved husband of Shirley Lee (nee Geckle); devoted father of Dennis Lee, Jr., Kelly Bowen and her husband Eric, and Rene Geisler and her husband Darrin; loving grandfather of Corey, Jensen and Davis Lee, Andrew, Luke, Meg, and Cate Bowen, Jordan and Austin Geisler; cherished great-grandfather of Emmett Geisler; dear brother of Cynthia Rohde and her husband Paul, and Lynda Spencer and her husband Dean; brother-in-law of Jack Geckle and his wife Debi, Barbara Enzor and her husband Joe, Dawn George and her husband Stu George, and the late Patricia Pemberton. Dennis is also survived by his sidekick Sugarbaby. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, on Sunday from 5-9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church (Bradshaw). In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Dennis's name to the Disabled American Veterans, www.ihelpveterans.org

  • FAMILY

  • Anne Lee, Mother
  • Charles E. Lee, Father
  • Shirley Lee Lee, Wife
  • Dennis Lee, Jr., Son
  • Kelly Bowen, Daughter
  • Eric Bowen, Son-in-law
  • Rene Geisler, Daughter
  • Darrin Geisler, Son-in-law
  • Cynthia Rohde, Sister
  • Paul Rohde, Brother-in-law
  • Lynda Spencer, Sister
  • Dean Spencer, Brother-in-law
  • Corey Lee, Grandson
  • Jensen Lee, Granddaughter
  • Davis Lee, Grandson
  • Andrew Bowen, Grandson
  • Luke Bowen, Grandson
  • Meg Bowen, Granddaughter
  • Cate Bowen, Granddaughter
  • Jordan Geisler, Granddaughter
  • Austin Geisler, Grandson
  • Emmett Geisler, Great Grandson
  • Jack Geckle, Brother-in-law
  • Debi Geckle, Sister-in-law
  • Barbara Enzor, Sister-in-law
  • Joe Enzor, Brother-in-law
  • Dawn George, Sister-in-law
  • Stu George, Brother-in-law
  • Patricia Pemberton, Sister-in-law
  • Sugar Bear, Sidekick

Services

  • Receiving of family and friends Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Monday, August 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dennis Charles Lee, Sr.

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Rene Geisler

August 15, 2018

Daddy,
You will be in my thoughts always and my heart forever!! I still can’t believe you are gone I miss you so much I know you are in a better place and no longer in pain but it’s just not the same without you!!
You were an incredible man who touched so many lives and we are all better because of it. I wish life would have been easier on your body, and that you could have beaten this one last battle, you never stopped fighting until you knew we would all be okay.
Thank you for being the most amazing father in the world, we are so luck to have you as our father/hero!!!
I know you will be watching over us all and we will make you proud!!
Rest Easy Daddy, Until We Meet Again!!!

Austin Geisler

August 15, 2018

Poppy you were an inspiration to me and countless others. You helped shape our family into the people we are today. You were an amazing father grandfather and would've been the best great grandfather to Emmett. Everyone misses you so much already I can't imagine how life is going to go without you. I hope your resting easy poppy I love you and always will

Jan Gay

August 15, 2018

My heart breaking for all of you...such amazing memories of our 2 families! We were together almost every day and weekends, laughing, eating, dancing, and loving life! I will forever hold Denny close to my heart-such a kind, gentle loving man! God is good-he is in paradise now-free of pain. Am thinking of all of you with a heavy heart and much love.

Jordan Geisler

August 14, 2018

Poppy it breaks my heart to be writing this right now, I wish you were still here though I know you are at peace and not suffering anymore. You were the best grandfather I could ever ask for and I’m so sorry you had to go through what you did but you were always a fighter and stronger then anyone I’ve ever known. I’ll never forget all the memories we had, you watched me go through every milestone in my life. Being around you always made my day brighter and you had the best smile ever. You’re a role model and hero to us all. You have every single one of your grandchildren so much love and we all can’t thank you enough for that. I wish I had more time with you and I’m not sure how this will ever get easier but know that I love you and miss you so much already. You were the best poppy in the world.

Forever your Sugarbear

Maureen McCarron

August 14, 2018

You know how heartbroken I am for your family. The enormous love he had for you all and you for him was so apparent. I hope all the happy memories you shared over the years will bring you some comfort now.

Shannon Patino

August 14, 2018

Meg and Cate’s Nan and Pop have always treated Ava like one of their own. It’s such a testament to the wonderful people that you are that you make friends feel like family. Kelly Lee Bowen Rene Lee Geisler Shirley Lee sending you so much love and strength during this most difficult time.

Tanya Lee

August 13, 2018

Denny loved playing baseball and working at the stadium but #1 role was being Pop. Shirley and Denny's days were filled with kids soccer, baseball, school plays and functions. They were a couple that we aspire to have in our own lives.
Love you both,
Tanya

Jennifer Barley

August 13, 2018

I didn't know Mr. Denny AKA Pop very long 4 years to be exact since I started dating his grandson Corey, but both him and his wife Shirley aka Nan have always treated both me & my sons like family since the first day I walked through there door. Pop had a beautiful soul & warm smile everytime you saw him. I know his legacy will live on through all his children & grandchildren. We will miss you Pop! Rest easy!

Love,
Jenn

Corey Lee

August 13, 2018


I don’t know we’re to start. The memories are endless and the times spent with you sure were full of laughs and good times. I can remember watching you shave in the bathroom and I would be right there next to you with my ninja turtle shaving set, and getting stuck in the bathroom because I locked myself in. Or marching around to beauty and the beast and everyone behind me marching too. You were always the strongest man I knew so I knew if I was with you everything would be ok. I remember all the baseball and golf we played together, the games we would go to or watch together. The list of memories goes on and on and I’m glad to have had every second I had with you. I hope that i am half the man that you were. I hope u you look down on me and are proud and happy to call me your grandson. You will never be forgotten and always be in my heart. You will be missed so much. I’m so happy to have had you in my life and to be able to call you POP.
Love you!

Matt Martino

August 12, 2018

My wife & I never met the man. We are relatively recent friends of his son. That being said, we just spent the better part of an hour crying while we listened to his close friends & family reminisce, and talk about what a amazing & loyal father, grandfather, husband, and overall friend he was, to everyone who surrounded him on his journey through life.
I do not have much to say, but I will say that if the measure of a man is what he leaves behind him, then what I witnessed & heard in that room tonight tells me that Mr. Dennis Lee was one extraordinary man, with whom I wish I had the honor to drink a beer (or two).
My heart breaks for all of his close family & friends.

Biography

On August 8, 2018, Dennis Charles Lee, Sr.; beloved husband of Shirley Lee (nee Geckle); devoted father of Dennis Lee, Jr., Kelly Bowen and her husband Eric, and Rene Geisler and her husband Darrin; loving grandfather of Corey, Jensen and Davis Lee, Andrew, Luke, Meg, and Cate Bowen, Jordan and Austin Geisler; cherished great-grandfather of Emmett Geisler; dear brother of Cynthia Rohde and her husband Paul, and Lynda Spencer and her husband Dean; brother-in-law of Jack Geckle and his wife Debi, Barbara Enzor and her husband Joe, Dawn George and her husband Stu George, and the late Patricia Pemberton. Dennis is also survived by his sidekick Sugarbaby. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, on Sunday from 5-9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church (Bradshaw). In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Dennis's name to the Disabled American Veterans, www.ihelpveterans.org