UPPER SANDUSKY — Robert P. “Robby” Lee, a cherished member of the Wyandot County community and longtime Fairhaven Community supporter who died unexpectedly in October, will be honored in a ceremony to dedicate the Fairhaven Auditorium in his name.
Fairhaven Community and United Church Homes will dedicate the Robert P. Lee Fellowship Hall during an open house and reception from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Fairhaven. The event will include the unveiling of a plaque made in Lee’s memory. A reception will follow until 6 p.m.
Lee died Oct. 13 at Mount Carmel-St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, at age 70.
He was a volunteer at Fairhaven for more than 30 years, a donor since 1999 and a United Church Homes Board of Directors member since 2013. Lee was honored in 2011 with the Ben M. Herbster Award, which is presented by United Church Homes to individuals who best exemplify the philosophy, leadership, philanthropic spirit and achievements of the late Dr. Ben M. Herbster, the first president of the United Church of Christ.
In addition to his board duties, Lee volunteered to serve on United Church Homes’ five-year comprehensive Campaign for Abundant Life Committee, seeking to raise $20 million for UCH ministries. He previously served as the Fairhaven Capital Campaign Committee chairman.
Lee said helping people was ingrained in him and his volunteer work was a way to pay it forward to individuals who influenced his life.
The event is open to the public.
For information, call Fairhaven Community at 419.294.4973.
About United Church Homes: United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, has been “Celebrating the Spirit” of seniors for more than a century. The nonprofit, faith-based organization is one of the nation’s largest providers of senior living services, with more than 1,800 dedicated staff serving 4,700 residents of all faiths in 72 senior living communities throughout 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.
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