Obituary of Lee Edward Hall , 78
|Name of Deceased||Lee Edward Hall|
|Date of Death||07/25/2013|
|Date of Birth||06/30/1935|
|Funeral Home||Koch Funeral Home|
Lee Edward Hall, 78, of State College, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family. Born June 30, 1935, in Fombell, he was the son of the late Norman E. and Agnes Marburger Hall. On September 6, 1958, he married Edith Frederick Hall who preceded him in death on September 29, 1998. On October 13, 2001, he married Marjorie Neff Hall, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah Hall Hyde and her husband, Richard, of McKeesport and Gail Hall Booker and her husband, Ronnie, of Arvonia, VA; two step-children, Pamela Bennett- Baker and her husband, James, of Ann Arbor, MI and Brian Bennett and his wife, Amy, of Bellefonte; three sisters, Myrna Swick of Roseville, CA, Nadene Brown and her husband, Richard of Tucson, AZ and Rita Richards of Zelienople; two brothers, Lloyd Hall and his wife, Ethel Mae and Thomas Hall and his wife, Patty, all of Fombell; one granddaughter, Dana Hyde and four step-grandchildren, Alexander and Carlen Baker and Eric and Meghan Bennett. In addition to his first wife, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Sumner and Lila Hall.
He served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 34th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during the Korean Conflict. Lee then returned to State College to attend Penn State University, where he graduated with a B.S. and a MBA in Business Administration. After working for the U.S. Government Accountability Office and IBM, he began his career as Manager of Accounting and Contracts with the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State, where he retired after 33 years of service in 1997. Upon retiring he enjoyed his hobbies full time.
He was an avid gardener, enjoyed woodworking and loved to travel. He volunteered more than 3000 hours at Mount Nittany Medical Center and was a member of the PSU Lady Lions Cager Club. He kept his mind sharp and active solving crossword puzzles daily and enjoying an occasional spin on the countries best roller coasters.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton Street, State College, with the Reverend Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to support the Kidney Cancer Research of Dr. Michael Carducci at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, 100 N. Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.