Robert Wellington Dee
May 19, 1944 - February 17, 2024

Robert Wellington Dee (79) of Lutz, Florida, passed away on February 17, 2024. He
was born on May 19, 1944, in Washington, D.C., and adopted by the late Ethel Lawrie
and S. Kenneth Dee. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania and
served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1984. He retired from the military after a
distinguished career. Utilizing his knowledge of satellite and telecommunications he
worked for Stanford Telecom, NEC Australia and General Dynamics. He lived in many
places around the world, including South Korea, Brazil, Libya, Greece, Australia as well
as over 15 different states, finally settling in Florida. After many years of searching he
was very excited to find his biological family and made every effort to meet and cultivate
relationships with all of his new extended family. He loved watching NFL games, playing
chess, poker and was a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a loving, caring, and
family-centered man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren,
great grandchildren, and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Helen Christine Dee; his daughter
Jennifer Dee Young and her husband Mark, his daughter Kathryn Dee and his son
James Edward Dee and his wife Jessica; and his 10 grandchildren, Justin and his wife
Kassie, Kirsten, Tyler, MaryJane, James Jr., Alyssa, William, Payton, and Hope. He also
leaves behind his two great-granddaughters, Elliana and Juliette. He is survived by 16
biological siblings: Ruben, Julie, Olivia, Mario, Gloria, David, Elizabeth, Anthony, Valda,
Patricia, Sarah, Valerie, Carol Ann, Dan, Mike and Patty Jo. He was preceded in death
by his parents and his granddaughter, Cecelia.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 1 p.m. at The
American Legion Post 147, 17383 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Robert Dee’s name to The Air Force Aid
Society at or mail donations to:1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 809, Arlington
VA 22202

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