James P. Lee of Riverhead, formerly of Central Islip, died July 15, 2018 at Stony Brook Hospital. He was 88 years old.
He was born November 5, 1929 to Joseph and Anna Rempko in Manhattan.
He was a graduate of Hofstra University and worked for the Commack School District.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 attaining the rank of corporal. He was a trustee of the Riverhead United Methodist Church, the Senior Citizen Committee of the Riverhead Town Board and was a vice-chairman of the Riverhead VFW.
Predeceased by his son Dr. Jaime Lee, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carol (nee Tillich), his son Chris, his daughter Lorraine, his stepsons, Robert, Brian and Michael, his step-daughter Lauren McKissick and 13 grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Riverhead United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Riverhead VFW Post 2476 620 Parkway St., Riverhead, New York 11901.
Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home is assisting the family.