Lee Raymond Minin, 79, of Solomons, MD, formerly of Alexandria, VA passed away on November 29, 2010 in Prince Frederick, MD.
He was born on April 4, 1931 in Franklin, PA to the late Emma Jane Borland and John Abraham Minin.
Lee married Lorraine Post which ended in divorce, after his divorce he married his beloved wife April Minin in Queens Village, NY.
Lee graduated from Franklin High School in 1949 and went on to graduate from Tri State College in Angola, IN in 1952.
Lee began his career working for Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, OH as an Electrical Design Engineer on Navy blimps.
He then became the support contractor for SUBROC, continuing to work on that program as a NAVSEA employee. As he advanced in his career he became the Deputy Program Manager and was instrumental in the success of HARPOON, the Norwegian Penguin Weapon System and the release, operation, and support of the Tomahawk Missile. His profound efforts have contributed greatly to our national security over his many years in federal service. He retired in 2006 after 38 years of service.
Lee belonged to the Sons of the American Legion, NARFE, St. Paul United Methodist Church, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. His favorite hobby was radio controlled model airplanes.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Virginia and Jackie Minin. Lee is survived by his wife April Minin of Solomons, MD; children, John Minin of Sugarland, TX, Kenneth Minin of Cabot, AR, Ronald Minin of Spring, TX, and Jennifer Minin of Solomons, MD; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel, Lusby, MD. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11 AM in St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lusby, MD with Rev. Ron Collier officiating.
Interment will be on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11 AM in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, PA.
Huff Chapel Inc., 312 West Park St. Franklin, is in charge of local arrangements.