Memorial Services Set For Chinatown Activist Paul Lee This Week
Friends and loved ones this week are remembering Paul J. Q. Lee, a well known Chinatown activist who died after suffering a heart attack over the weekend. He was 63. Lee’s family owned the Mott Street General Store, which he was forced to close in 2003. Lee worked as a borough coordinator for the NYC Housing Authority. He was also an actor who appeared in many different roles starting in the mid-1980’s. Lee ran for district leader in Chinatown in 2011 and was an outspoken advocate for the neighborhood.
There will be a wake on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. – followed by a service – at the True Light Lutheran Church, 195 Worth Street. The funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the same church. People are asked to provide their own transportation to the cemetery on Staten island, if they plan to attend Mr. Lee’s burial.
Thanks to Darren Johnston for passing this information along.