Lee was born March 17, 1928, in Jamestown, N.Y. His father was Paul D. Gallaher, mother was Cathryn Aline Eastman Gallaher.
He attended Falconer, N.Y., schools and graduat- ed from high school in 1945. He attended Falconer Methodist church.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and entered service in July 1945, and was honorably discharged in June 1947. He served as an electronic technician in the 14th Naval District with about one year in Hawaii. In June 1951, he was recalled to the U.S. Navy to go to the Korean War for one year.
He accepted a job as a full-time instructor at Case Institute, while working on a master's in electrical engineering. He completed his master's degree in August of 1955. In September of 1955, he accepted a job with Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey. He retired after 30 years of service working as a department head and computer architect.
He and wife, Jane moved to Seneca, S.C., on Lake Keowee in 1986, where he formed his own company J&L Consulting, working for Bell Laboratories. In retirement, he became active with the formation of Hospice of the Foothills and Habitat for Humanity. He was very active in St. Mark Methodist Church and served in many capacities.
He is survived by his wife, Jane of 62 years; sister, Jeanne Tooze of Helena, Mont.; children: Paul of Phoenix, Ariz., David of Idaho Springs, Colo., and Karen of White Bear Lake, Minn.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 616 Quincy in Seneca, at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark Church or Hospice of the Foothills or Habitat for Humanity of Seneca.