CLIFTON SPRINGS — Kenneth J. Lee, age 73, of East Main Street, Clifton Springs, N.Y.. passed away peacefully, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in Newark, N.Y. Ken was born in Binghamton, Sept. 21, 1948, a son of the late Raymond J. Lee and Esther M. (Reppard) Fleshman. Ken was raised in Wyoming County, N.Y. and was a 1968 graduate of Cook Central School in Cook, Minn. After graduating, Ken went on to serve his country honorably in the United States Army, from 1968 to 1971, serving over two years in Vietnam. After returning home, he worked 19 years as a machinist supervisor for Leroy Machine. He also worked for Felcher’s (Shop-Vac) in Binghamton for several years before moving to Clifton Springs. Ken was known as a Jack of all Trades and loved working with his hands, fixing things. At one point after his formal retirement, Ken owned and operated his own Carpentry/Handyman business. He was the President of his local tenants association where he resided, winning awards for his decorating and just being a helpful, great all around guy. Ken attended Cross Creek Church in Palmyra. He was also a longtime member of both The American Legion and thee Loyal Order of the Moose in the various places he resided. Ken even drove the bus for the Batavia Drum Corps. He truly enjoyed participating in fund raising motorcycle rides whether Toys For Tots or any Veteran fundraiser. Ken was loved by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his sister. Mary Grice; and his granddaughter, Abigail Lee.
Ken is survived by two daughters, Julie Lee of Wyoming, N.Y., Rebecca (David) Briggs of Newark, N.Y.; two sons, Kevin (Nicole) Lee of Wyoming, N.Y., Nicholas Lee of Binghamton, N.Y.; four brothers, Raymond (Cherry) Lee of Silver Springs, N.Y., Corky (Teresa) Lee of Athens, Ga., Dale (Cindy) Beeman of Illinois, Jamie Lee of Perry, N.Y.; his sisters, Joan (Bob) Bubinak of Florida, and Sharon Lee of Perry; his grandchildren, Tyler Deline, Joshua Lee, Elizabeth Friesema and Giovanni Lee; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends of Kenneth J. Lee may call Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Weeks Funeral Home, 123 N. Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Benjamin Campbell of Wyoming Baptist Church as officiant. Military honors will follow the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in the Elmwood Cemetery in Silver Springs. Memorial contributions are requested to the (VVA) Vietnam Veterans Chapter, -193 110 N. Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569. Please visit www.weeksfuneral.com to offer condolences.