Nathaniel “Nate” Wilbank Lee, age 19, of Montgomery Township, NJ, passed away on June 9, 2019 after years of struggle with depression. Nate was born in New York City on the first day of the year of the Dragon. At the time of his birth, his great-grandparents remarked that he was the “Golden Dragon” baby. Nate’s curiosity about the world began at a young age with trucks and dinosaurs, and grew to include philosophy, math and writing while he was a student at Skidmore College.
He loved his brothers, Noah and Caleb, and his six younger cousins in CT and FL. As the oldest of 9 grandchildren, he took good care of his younger brothers and cousins with kindness and affection. He was genuine, smart, caring and attentive to anyone who needed his help, be it family or friend. He enjoyed so many aspects of life when his depression did not get in the way, especially spending time with his family, eating good food, working out, traveling, skiing, writing fiction, and playing video games. He loved his family so much and was much loved by his entire extended family.
He is survived by his loving parents, Dr. Richard and Mrs. Helen Lee, and his beloved brothers Noah and Caleb. He leaves behind his loving grandparents, Wilbank, Jean, Soo Hyun and Young Ja, his aunt Jennifer and her husband Titus, his aunt Jo, his uncle Douglas and his wife Min, his uncle Hwan Ho, and his cousins Jacob, Lukas, Madeleine, Kieran, Alexandria, and Sebastian.
There will be a memorial service for Nate on Saturday June 22 at 11am at Stone Hill Church, located at 1025 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Good-Grief.org (Princeton area support services to families who’ve lost a family member).