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Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home

352 East 87th Street, New York, NY

OBITUARY

Paul Lee

January 20, 1929June 17, 2020

Paul Lee - Aka Ching Cui Lee was born in Shanghai, China. He immigrated to USA at age of 15, alone. He traveled the USA from city to city learning the language and a trade. Some cites he traveled where San Francisco, Phoenix, New Orleans, Norfolk, and Dallas. He finally end up in New York City and meet his wife, Gloria. There were married for 60 years before her passing last year. Dad was an awesome Chef, the trade he learned as he traveled and specialized in Kosher Cuisine. He was 91 and lived a full life and will truly be missed. The picture is of him saying "cheese" for the camera. He always thanked everyone and everyone loved him. He lived his life humbly. He leaves behind his loving son Robert Lee; "I Love you Dad!"

Memories

Paul Lee

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Rosita Cortes

June 25, 2020

Mr. Paul and his wife Gloria were longtime friends and neighbors, 30yrs +. Mrs. Gloria & my Aunt Maria were from same home town Yauco, Puerto Rico. Mr. Paul & Gloria invited me to Chinatown for breakfast one early Saturday morning. I did not know that I was with the "Mayor of Chinatown & his 1st Lady"! Everyone greeted Mr. Paul, shook his hand. When we got to his favorite restaurant, we had the best seats, people came to the table to say hello; wait staff, customers, the cooks from the kitchen. The food was the best, the experience memorable. What a day. My Aunt Maria Riva & I loved them dearly and will miss them.

Anthony Accomando

June 19, 2020

What an amazing man. He always radiated a comforting happiness the few great opportunities that I had the pleasure of being in his presence. Such a strong soul with an incredibly warm and caring spirit.

Paul Couvertier

June 19, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Lee were my next day neighbor’s for 46 years. It would be impossible to share all the beautiful memories I have of them. They always had a smile for people and life. They cared not just on the surface, but deeply for people. I will miss you sir. He’s now going to see his sweetheart. God bless ❤️🙏🏽