Sylvia Mae Lee
SYLVIA MAE LEE Sylvia Mae Lee, 71, of Honolulu, died on June 17, 2016 at Hospice Hawaii-Kailua House after a ten year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and moved to Hawaii in 1975. Sylvia is a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School, Massachusetts, and the two-year paralegal program at Mallinckrodt College, in Wilmette, Illinois. She worked as a paralegal in Honolulu for the law firms of Case & Lynch, and Lynch & Farmer, specializing in large document cases. She eventually formed SML Litigation Systems, LLC, where she worked until she retired. Sylvia was a member of the Hawaii Paralegal Association (HPA), where she served two terms as president in 1986 and 1998. She also organized and hosted the national paralegal convention in Honolulu, which was profiled in two national magazines. The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) has cited her on many occasions for her leadership and contributions to the profession. After a twenty-five-year career as a paralegal, the local association awarded her with Paralegal of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sylvia was adventurous, curious, loved meeting people from different places and enjoyed traveling. She had the opportunity to become a national and world traveler. She visited most of Europe, as well as China, Japan, India, Thailand, Nepal, New Zealand, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, and 49 of our 50 states in the U.S. Recently, she embarked on cruises to Alaska and the Baltic Sea, which afforded her the opportunity to visit Russia. Sylvia was a very talented artist and had an eye for artwork and jewelry. She hand-quilted a Hawaiian bedspread while she was undergoing chemotherapy. She was also an avid reader who enjoyed mystery novels. In addition, she recently published a book entitled Sylvia, A Memoir from the Farm to Paradise. She is survived by her husband, Duane, son Christopher, daughter Shauna of Los Angeles, and brother Roger (Kathy) Hultgren of Rutland, Massachusetts. Memorial Services will be held at the Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church on July 9, 2016, with Visitation at 1pm and Services at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society (Oahu) in her name.
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