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Lea, C. Russell Jr.

Charles Russell Lea U.S. Navy WWII
Charles Russell Lea U.S. Navy WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 1/8/1925
Died On: 2/15/2002
Street Address: 34 Mendota
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII

Veteran Code: USN-140


BIOGRAPHY
 
Charles Russell Lea was born in New York in 1925. In Rye his family lived at 34 Mendota and were members of Christ Church. Charles was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1943. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

C. Russell Lea graduated from Rye High School in 1943. Mr. Lea served in the United States Army during World War II in the Transportation Corps. as a Chief Ships Officer. He served again during the Korean War in the U. S. Air Force as a Nuclear Surveillance Technician.

C. Russell Lea, a longtime Cortlandt Manor resident died on February 15, 2002. Mr. Lea was born on January 8, 1925, the son of Charles Russell and Evelyn Russe Lea, Sr. He graduated from Rye High School in 1943. Mr. Lea served in the United States Army during World War II in the Transportation Corps. as a Chief Ship's Officer. He served again during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force as a Nuclear Surveillance Technician. For twenty-nine years Mr. Lea worked from Madison Square Garden as a television engineer. He retired from there in 1990. On June 30, 1958 he married Gloria Alice Kyle at St. Augustine's Church in Larchmont. She predeceased him in November, 2001. Mr. Lea was a communicant at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Peekskill. He was a past Commander of the Yorktown American Legion Post, a past Chef de Gare of the Westchester County 40 and 8, and a former Deputy Representative for Veteran's Affairs Voluntary Service. Two sons, Russell M. of Cortlandt Manor, and James J. Lea of Melbourne , FL survive Mr. Lea along with three grandchildren. A Memorial Divine Liturgy will be held Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 11:00 am , Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Peekskill
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