Richard (Rich) Lee

Age 78, of Clarkston, passed away on December 28, 2023. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place from 3:00 until 5:00 pm, on January 12th, 2024, at Detroit Cremation Society, 8253 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Richard’s Tribute Wall at

Richard Alan Lee was born on April 24, 1945, in Berkley, Michigan, the son of Forrest and Marguerite (Flynn) Lee. Richard was a proud Vietnam War veteran. After returning home, Rich married the love of his life Diane on August 27, 1983. Rich enjoyed cookies of any kind, woodworking, hiking with his friends, spending time with his family and playing with his pets.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Diane Lee, his son Dennis Newell, his dog Fae, his sister, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Richard is preceded in death by mom, dad, brother, and his cherished dog Briana.


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  1. Mr and Mrs Larry Marentette on January 6, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    Rich will be greatly missed by family and friends. We remember so many things. The memories that stand out was our trip to Vegas with Rich and Diane. The laughs we had then over great foods and sightseeing at Hoover Dam. So sorry for the loss of such a terrific guy. Broken-hearted ❤️

  2. June Sajewicz on January 6, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss Diane. Rich was a wonderful man 🙏🙏

  3. Gabrielle Jaworowski on January 6, 2024 at 2:32 pm

    Such fond memories of Rich. Always helping me shop for Tom when found myself overwhelmed at Bass Pro. He will be missed by many. Our condolences and love, Gabrielle and Tom.

  4. Amy on January 6, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    I miss him. I loved him very very much! He’s with his brother and mom now. Love you aunt Di. May he rest in peace 💗

  5. John Lupo on January 10, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    To lose a friend is difficult but to lose a best friend is almost too much to bear. I will miss the many miles we hiked together and all the breakfast and lunched we enjoyed. I will miss you dearly Rich.

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