OBITUARY

Min Li Lee

February 18, 1931September 13, 2011

Min Li (Michael) Lee passed away peacefully on September 13, 2011, in the company of his wife and children. He was born on February 18, 1931 in Shanghai, China. As a child he lived through World War II and the civil war between Nationalists and Communists. At eighteen he left China to attend Manhattan College, earning a bachelor’s degree, and then the University of Illinois, earning his master’s degree in electrical engineering. In 1953 he went to Taiwan and volunteered in the Air Force. Later, he joined the Taiwan Power Company and participated in Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace program, receiving training in nuclear science at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs. Returning to Taiwan in 1959, he helped build the first research nuclear reactor there. He met and married Dora. They had a daughter, Nancy, in 1961 and a son, Mark, in 1964. In 1964 he returned to the US to complete a PhD. in nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon finishing his PhD., he joined Con Edison in New York City. Over a 25 year career he rose to become Chief Nuclear Engineer and General Manager of its Indian Point power plant. He and Dora moved to San Antonio in 2004. He has been active with the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Dora, his children Nancy and Mark and Mark’s wife Julia, and grandchildren Michael, Mark, and Mimi Fitzpatrick and Duncan Lee. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 20523 Huebner Rd. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org. To sign the online guestbook, please log on to www.sunsetnorthfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset North Funeral Home, San Antonio, TX.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 24, 2011

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N.Y. Chen

October 11, 2011

I'm very sad to Min Lee's passing. I still remember the days we were in New Jersey, I am now in Arlington TX with my daughter Tory and her family.

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Mary Friesenhahn

September 21, 2011

Deepest sympathy in the loss of Michael. I will treasure his memory forever. He was such a great friend in the Holy Trinity Community. Happy for him that he is with our Lord and out of pain. Peace be with him.

Ira Katz

September 21, 2011

I worked with Mike for some years in Nuclear Design Engineering at Con Ed. All of my interactions with him were very helpful, a pleasure and I should add 'delightful.' My memories of him are that he was a very good man. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Ira Katz (Long Island, NY)

Peter DeStefano

September 21, 2011

I worked with Mike at Indian Point and remember those times well. He made an impact on many of us. You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Alexander Pittman

September 20, 2011

We all worked hard in Nuclear Engineering in the early eighties right after Three Mile Island with all the required NRC fixes to Indian Point. Mike encouraged us to blow off steam at Farnies on Third Ave. on Fridays...He appreciated our hard work and we loved and respected him for who he was to us, a good and fair man. I am sorry he has left all of us.

Matthew Hieber

September 19, 2011

My condolence for your loss.

Mary Chavez

September 18, 2011

My condolence to you and your family. May he enjoy eternal everlasting life with our LORD.

Harry & Mimi Uy

September 17, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Miguel & Aika Bondoc

September 17, 2011

Psalm 1:3
He is like a tree planted near running water, That yields its fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade.

ELSA GABRIELA TREVINO

September 16, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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