Lee Mace Willey, 70, electrician, woodworker

January 21, 2004

Lee Mace Willey, a retired electrician and woodworker, died of cancer Sunday at Westminster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 70 and lived in Granite.

Mr. Willey was born and raised in Dundalk, and was a graduate of Dundalk High School. He served as an Army cook in Korea from 1953 to 1956.

He worked for more than 40 years as an electrician at the Sparrows Point plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp., retiring in 1997.

Mr. Willey enjoyed making furniture and carving miniature scenes featuring buildings, interiors and people inspired by the Old West.

His wife of 44 years, the former Lois Ellen Dennis, died in 1997.

He was an elder at Granite Presbyterian Church, 10637 Old Court Road, Woodstock, where services will be held at 2 p.m. today.

Survivors include two sons, Lee Mace Willey III of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Michael Willey of Hampstead; a brother, Ishmael Willey of Dundalk; and five grandchildren. His daughter, Julia Kim Willey, died in 1972.

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