On Saturday, November 25, we lost a member of our Habitat family.  Daryl Lee served Habitat for Humanity for 17 years, up until he lost his battle with cancer.  He passed away just after Thanksgiving in the company of his daughters and loved ones. 

Daryl LeeDaryl has been a daily fixture in so many peoples’ lives at Habitat and we miss him profoundly.  Daryl was a keystone of this community. Whether he was hard at work behind a desk or donning a hard hat and getting his hands dirty, Daryl was passionate about Habitat’s mission.  He devoted himself to growing support for Habitat’s work and building partnerships in our corporate community that have made it possible for Habitat to bring affordable homeownership within reach of thousands of people.

Daryl Lee

Daryl was the picture of strength and fortitude. Even in sickness, Daryl was sturdy, tough, and eager to give.  And give, he did. Whether it was through his nearly two decades of service with Habitat, his work with search and rescue, his dedication to rescuing and fostering dogs, or just his everyday way of offering to help and making people feel special and valued.

The Habitat family is truly, deeply heartbroken by Daryl’s passing. Please extend your thoughts and prayers to Daryl’s family, and know that we are working hard to carry Daryl’s legacy forward.

In lieu of flowers the Lee family has requested photos and remembrances of Daryl to celebrate his life and accomplishments.  Memorial donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley.

Remembrances will be passed on to the Lee family and they will be notified of Habitat gifts made in Daryl’s honor.     

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Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.


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