March 18, 1938 - August 30, 2022
Place of birth
Name of James's children
Marcus Lee and Fabienne Cousseau Lee
Interesting Facts about James
James was stationed in France during his tour of duty in the Army. James liked to wear leather pants and a variety of other colorful attire. James studied Molecular and Cell biology at Wayne State University, where he received multiple degrees. He knew how to make Malatov cocktails and taught me how to shoot in our basement using hand-made bullet traps (milk crates filled with my mom's Vogue magazines).
Favorite bands and musical artists
The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Pepper, Hubert Laws ... Black Rob ? ... (now that's WHOA !)
James's favorite hobbies
Champagne making, Wet Photography (we had a functioning darkroom in the basement where James taught his how to develop and print black and white film. James played Golf, played the upright bass, repaired musical instruments including making custom components. James was a wood worker, was into Auto repair, Welding, and Knife making.
If you could tell James anything today, what would you say?
What are we supposed to do with all this stuff ? We miss you ...
James Lee's superpower
Being able to have a lengthy and intense conversation with just about anyone at all ...
MEMORIAL LOCATION AND DETAILS
DATE: Thursday October 6'th 2022 ARRIVAL TIME: 12:20 - 1245 pm LOCATION: 2680 Atwater St. Detroit, on the RIVERBOAT: DIAMOND BELL DETAILS: The memorial program will consist of a Detroit Riverboat Cruise, including lunch. The dock is located at 2680 Atwater St. Detroit, between the Renaissance Center and Belle Isle. The boat will depart promptly at 1pm and will return at 3pm. Dress WARMLY and in layers, even though we will be sitting indoors. Bring an umbrella in case of rain.
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