LEE, Byron R.

In Memorial

Byron Roderick Lee July 23, 1950 – July 27, 2021
Byron Lee was born to Dr. Verlin and Dorothea Lee in Huntington, West Virginia. He was always interested in learning facts. When Byron was a boy, he memorized parts of Ripley’s Believe It or Not which he would insert into dinner table conversation. Later he developed a passion for math and science. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Sociology. His first job was as a probation counselor with the Juvenile Court. He then accepted a technical writing position with Dana Corporation and then transitioned to a position as a sales trainer. Parts Associates, Incorporate of Cleveland hired him as their National Director. He coached sales skills and developed training videos in which he starred. He was the featured speaker at their annual sales conferences which inspired even the wives to attend for their humor. He is remembered as a delightful raconteur and of course, all those accumulated facts. He married Deborah Repetsky in 1976. They have a beautiful daughter, Ariel Elizabeth, who fondly addressed him as Mr. Daddy and remembers him as a most wonderful father. He recently had the pleasure of giving her away at her wedding to Andrew Waugh and dancing the father/daughter dance. Byron and Deb enjoyed travel to National Parks, cruising the Caribbean, and various overseas trips, including the Harry Potter Bus Tour of Britain and the wonderful caves in Spain, seeing 40,000 year old cave art. Byron loved riding motorcycles and owning vintage cycles. He had many projects, building a greenhouse, solar oven and a trebuchet which could shoot dog biscuits to the street for passing canines. He researched the possibility of UFOs visiting us. He was a man of many parts who will be dearly missed. He is survived by Deborah Lee, Ariel Lee and her husband Andrew Waugh, brother-in-law Dan Repetsky and Janet, nephew Christopher Repetsky, M.D., sister J. Annette Lee, brother Greg Lee and Nan Simon, niece and nephew Andrea and Daniel and sister Brenda Sweeney and Patrick Sweeney, nephews Sam Krauss and Rebekah Krauss, Josh Krauss, Itzel Krauss and nieces Sophia and Samantha Krauss and numerous cats. To offer condolences visit www.zaborfh.com.

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  1. Anne Germana on August 2nd, 2021 11:44 am

    So sad to read about the passing of Byron. Condolences to you,Deb and Ariel
    Sincerely,
    Anne

  2. George Stamos on August 8th, 2021 12:31 pm

    Deb,
    Very sorry to learn of Byron’s death today. I can remember the many laughs and lunches we shared while working at Juvenile Court. Byron was a real bright spot who spread good cheer like confetti.
    We may have lost touch over the years but I never forgot him. My sympathy to you, and Ariel, for the loss of Byron.
    As we Greeks say, “May his memory be eternal.”
    George Stamos

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