Min Li Lee
February 8, 1931 – September 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 http://www.diabetes.org. To sign the online guestbook, please log on to http://www.sunsetnorthfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements under the direction of Sunset North Funeral Home, San Antonio, TX.
Lee, Min Li “Michael” [MC???? RIP]
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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: Lee, Min Li “Michael” 1952 RIP]
I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1952.
May He Rest In Peace.
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Lee, Min Li “Michael” [MC1952 RIP]
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