Sonia Lee, 88, of
Danville, PA and formerly of Maplewood, New Jersey where she had resided for
40 years died Monday evening, March 17, 2003, at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA. She
was born November 17, 1914 in Simla, India the daughter of the late
Brigadier General James Charles McKenna O.B.E. and Olivia Kemsley McKenna.
She had an
extensive European education in Sorbonne, France; Madrid, Spain and Vienna;
all in language studies. She received her Masters degree at Seton Hall
University and her PhD at New York University. During World War II, she was
a member of the British Board of Censorship. She was self-employed and
owned Mrs. Lee’s School of Languages in Maplewood, New Jersey from 1946 –
1996. She was a member of the Ridgewood Presbyterian Church Ridgewood, New
Jersey and the Grove Presbyterian Church Danville, PA. She was a member of
the Alliance Francais of Bergan County, New Jersey and the Modern Languages
Association. She was an avid reader and historian. She enjoyed planning
trips to Europe.
Mrs. Lee was
married March 9, 1943 in Bermuda to the late Thomas F. Lee who preceded her
in death May 7, 1994. She is survived by two sons; T. Christopher Lee and
daughter-in-law Elaine B. of Wyckoff, New Jersey; James W. Lee and
daughter-in-law Sandra J. of Winter Park, Florida and one daughter; Elaine
L. Andrews and son-in-law Reverend Robert J. of Danville, PA and eight
will be held Thursday at 12:30 PM at Grove Presbyterian Church 330 Bloom
Road Danville, PA with her son-in-law the Reverend Robert J. Andrews
officiating. Burial will be private. Friends will be received from 11:30
AM until the time of service in the Great Room of Grove Presbyterian
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Grove Presbyterian Memorial
Garden Fund Church Danville, PA.
under the direction of the Miller-Visneski
Funeral Home 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA.