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“Sai Yang was a wonderful man, and I am honored to have known him. He was a wise counselor to his Hmong community, a brave Hmong patriot, a loving...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Anderson Stranahan - OH

“I'm going to miss you Uncle. I still have fond memories of visiting your home in Ohio after my parents had moved to Michigan. May you rest in piece. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Charlie Yang - East Lansing, MI

“My deepest condolences to you, all the Lee sisters, and family. Your father was a rich man with all the love surrounding him by you girls. He's...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Angie Waybright - Oakley, CA

“It was my honor to have worked with Say for 15 years at the University of Toledo until his retirement. He was always a quiet and thoughtful man....Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Boyd - Toledo, OH

“Tij laug Nchaiv Yaj, koj yog peb ib leeg tij laug zoo. Koj ib txwm coj peb cov kwv tij los tau ntau lub xyoo. Koj tau qhib peb lub qhov muag pom...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Lis Ceev Xwm - eastpointe, MI

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Cherish the memories. Hugs ~ ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kimberly Gurule - Firestone, CO

“Sometimes in life, the difficulties and challenges becomes you, but not you. Sometimes in life, you walk the paths of others, but not you. In your...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Cha Cheng - Pontiac, MI - cousin

“May he rest in peace and that he is no longer in pain. God bless and prayers to the family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: JANISE PANGDRA KUE - MI

“Uncle Say may you rest in peace forever. We will miss you dearly, but I know one day we will meet again! Thank you for always being so kind hearted....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Daisy Yang - Lansing, MI

“So sorry what a terrific man he was so proud to call him friend ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Barb & Whitey Knannlein - Toledo, OH


Say Yang Lee, age 74 of Clinton Township, passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 19, 2014. Born to the late Cha Lee and Choua Lo in Laos, Mr. Lee would immigrate to the United States and later be employed for many years at the University of Toledo. Mr. Lee was also a proud Veteran of the Laotian Civil War also known as the Secret War. He will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.

Mr. Lee is survived by his loving wife, Khoua Kha Lee; sons, Phillip Lee (Mai Youa), Joe Lee (Kelly), and Pheng Lee; daughters, Neng (Cha Her Vue), Phoua Lee (Sal Vidro), Yia (Paul Friant), Kia (Matthew Germino), Ka Lee (Jay Poole), Frances (Mark Albers) and Christina (Ethan Bachwich); thirty-two grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Blia Yang, Mee Xiong, Xia Xiong and also survived by many extended loved ones and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lee was also preceded in death by his children, Maiv Choo, Npaub, Hlau, and Xab; brothers, Hauj, Teev, and Tou Moua Lee and his sister Ntxhi Vang.