He was born in Malaysia June 10, 1960, the son of Abdul and Endon Rahman. Lee was employed in Malaysia as a certified teacher of English, until he moved to the United States in 1990. He lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and finally in Warren with his partner of sixteen years, Bill Cochran. The proudest day of his life was when he became a US citizen in December 2011.
Lee enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, developing computer websites, cooking, gardening, traveling, making new friends, and he loved his six rescued cats. For five years he was employed by Norwegian Air as a Chief Cabin Crew Flight Attendant. He published a book about his experience as a flight attendant for people who might be interested in that career. He also was a certified massage therapist.
Left behind to cherish Lee’s memory are his parents, Abdul and Endon Rahman, his brothers Razali and Zulkifli, his partner Bill Cochran, and his many friends and neighbors.
Prayer services were held for Lee by Muslim organizations in both Erie and Pittsburgh. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm St. Warren, PA, 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhominc.com