BATAVIA -- Rev. Charles H. Lee, 81, of Batavia, a long time Presbyterian Pastor, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.
Rev. Lee was born April 2, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late H. Howard and Beryl (Moss) Lee.
Rev. Lee earned a Bachelor's degree from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. having majored in English; after which, he attended Pittsburgh Seminary, earning a Master's of Theology in 1960. Throughout his career, he had six pastorates in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and ending his career in N.Y. For 14 years, Rev. Lee hosted a weekly radio ministry, airing every Sunday on WBTA Radio. He was also a Chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Batavia for a number of years.
Rev. Lee was a longtime member of the Newcomerstown, Ohio Lodge of the F&AM and was a former member of the Batavia Lions Club. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed Muckdogs Baseball while his health allowed. He also loved to read and complete puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Janet (Schmults) Lee, whom he married Dec. 21, 1957.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth May Lee.
There was no prior visitation. Family and friends were invited to attend a Masonic Service on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, 300 East Main St., where Rev. Lee's Funeral Service followed at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Roula Alkhouri officiated. Private burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020.
Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. You may leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.