WEST CHESTER, PA —
Leon (Lee) Caldwell, a resident of West Chester, PA, died Tuesday, September 17, at age 89. Born in East Shelby, NY, the eldest of six sons of the late Victor Sr. and Hazel Buisch Caldwell, he was a graduate of Medina High School in the class of 1941. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air corps where he spent four years as a fighter pilot. While serving in Germany in 1945, he met Annemarie (Mickey) Guenther whom he married in 1947. Following the war, Lee attended Union College, graduating in 1951 with a BS in mathematics. He then joined the General Electric Company in their Business Training program. Following several work assignments he was invited to join the Corporate Traveling Audit Staff where he spent 3 1/2 years. For the next 26 years Lee held various management positions with General Electric and Honeywell in the United States, France, Germany and Canada. Just prior to his retirement to Florida in 1983, he was Controller of Honeywell's Information Systems business in Canada. After 44 years of marriage, wife Mickey died in 1991, at which time Lee moved to Virginia and five years later to West Chester. In 2003 he married Helen Collins of Sun City West, AZ (formerly of Medina). Helen died in 2011.
Lee was an avid bread baker, computer user, a writer of poems, and a keeper of accounts. He was reserved, yet very funny, and a gentleman.
He is survived by daughter, Corinna of Williamsburg, VA, Rosemarie of Malvern, PA; son, Douglas (Maryellen) of Malvern, PA; grandchildren, Mariah Caldwell, McKenzie Kyger, Annemarie Newton-Pasdar (Iain) and Adrian Pasdar (Natalie); as well as four brothers, William of Medina, NY, Donald of Winter Park, FL, Floyd of Lockport, NY, and Edward (Lola) of Morgantown, WV. One brother, Victor Jr. preceded him in death.
Viewing will be from 3-5 PM on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Avenue, Malvern, PA. Service will be held at Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 11 AM. Interment will take place at Oaklands Cemetery in West Chester. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Neighborhood Health Hospice Care, 400 E. Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380.