Skyvision Centers has lost a dear friend, Dr. Ken Lee, whose funeral was this morning. Dr. Lee attended Williams College shortly after Dr. White in the 1980's, and Dr. Lee's father K.D. was instrumental in welcoming Dr. White to Cleveland in 1991. Dr. Lee and Dr. White were close friends. Here are Dr. White's thoughts:
"I said a final goodbye to my good friend, Ken Lee this morning. His Memorial Service took place at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rock River. Pastor Kathleen Rolenz guided the service, and Ken's very close friends Mike and Anne Lew, and his friend and doctor Ed Blades shared readings with all those present. The ceremony was very much in keeping with Ken's deep spiritual nature, and while it was very sad it was also uplifting. Ken would have been happy.
Ken was struck with a particularly diabolical cancer 22 months ago, one that is almost universally fatal. He lived the last 22 months of his life with unfailing grace, seeking always to find the many blessings that might be there each day if only one were to look for them. He and I spent some quiet time together duing most weeks over those 22 months, and our friendship deepened. Though I am very sad to have lost my friend I am much happier to have had the chance to build our friendship, to have had those special, quiet moments together.
Ken left us these words with which to remember him: Keep Your Eyes Open
Keep your eyes ope to see the gifts around you,
Open to see the love of family and friends,
Open to seeing beauty, in people and in nature,
Open to se solutions more than problems,
Open to see the best in others.
I will miss my friend, Ken Lee. I was blessed to have known him"