Lee J. Back

Born: Tue., Jul. 23, 1957
Died: Thu., Mar. 8, 2018

Celebration of Life

5:00 PM Fri., Apr. 20, 2018

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Lee J. Back, 60, of Syracuse, passed March 8th after a 3-year battle with cancer. He attended East Syracuse Minoa H.S. and was a skilled carpenter, enjoyed carving wood and loved fishing. Survived by his companion of 26 years, Marie Burt; mother, Shirley Back of East Syr.; brothers, Ray (Bonnie) and Robert Back; sister-in-law, Kathleen (now of Pensacola, FL.), and nieces and nephews. Lee was also "Poppy Lee" to 12 year old Loyal Burt - Predeceased by father, Joseph Back and siblings, Francis Back and Theresa Miles.
There will be a Celebration of Life at North Syracuse Community Center on April 20th from 5-9pm.  Leave a condolence by clicking the condolence tab above.

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phyllis & Fred Perez
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
Marie and family our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. So many good times with you and Lee. Nay he rest in peace and watch over all of us.

Dave Higgins
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
RIP Lee-My condolences to Shirley and the rest of the family. My family and the Backs have been neighbors for as long as I can remember. I did not see much of Lee in recent years but he was always friendly with a smile and a handshake. He will certainly be missed.

Marilyn Higgins
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
Dear Shirley and family,

I am so sorry about Lee’s passing . I can remember climbing trees and playing dodge ball with him as a child. You have undeservedly had more grief than most people could handle and always maintain your kind, dignified presence. Sending love and prayers.

Anne Vargo Cheney
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
I send my condolences to Shirley and family. I loved Lee, and all the Back family ! Lee was one of those special dreamers, always could see the good in everyone. I'm sorry for your loss.

   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
RIP Lee ~ Kathy

Mike Cartini
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
To Lee's family and friends:

Growing up in East Syracuse and playing baseball I remember Ray, Francis and Lee. Sorry to see that Lee, and Francis before him have passed. My condolences to all.

Peggy Martin
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss Shirley, hope to see you soon.


Andrea Back
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
My dear Aunt Marie,

There are no words at this time that I can give you to get you over your grief. I just want to tell you that you are in my family's thoughts and prayers. Uncle Lee was a character. He was the cool fun uncle. Although I didn't have a lot of time with him I will always adore his laugh in a cowboy hat. I pray that your tears of sadness will one day turn into tears of happiness and remeberance. You are in my heart.


Andrea Back

   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
I am very sorry for your Loss.. Marie and his family and close friends. Condolences.

   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
I didn't know Lee long but I will forever remember his designed canes and leather vest, his coontail hat, and his bugzapper. What a great and memorable guy!

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