Eugene Edward Blee


Eugene Edward Blee, 90, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died Nov. 6, 2018, in Palm Harbor, where he lived in retirement.
He was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Pennsylvania, the only child of the late George and Grace Blee. His wife Marilyn preceded him in death in 1981.

Eugene initiated his music career as a child under the direction of Charles Coleman, Beaver and Sunbury High School Band Director, who promoted his talent. An Army veteran, he was a member of the U.S Army Field Band from 1950 - 1952. He was awarded Bachelor and Master's degrees from The University of Cincinnati and later an honorary Doctorate degree by Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va., for his contribution to the music profession.
He was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for 32 years and Professor (classical trumpet) at University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

He is survived by cousins, many friends and former students.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, Pa.
Interment will be in Beavertown.
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