29 Apr Dr. Lee Virn Leak
Dr. LEE VIRN LEAK July 22, 1932 – September 11, 2013
Former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University and pioneer of ultrastructural work advancing knowledge of the lymphatic vascular system
Lee Virn Leak was a devoted father, husband, teacher and a prominent medical researcher who dedicated his life to improving the lives of millions through science and medical research and the encouragement, support and mentoring of hundreds of medical students. Lee is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Eleanor Merrick Leak; daughter, Dr. Alice Leak Dillon, of Rockville, MD; son, Dr. Lee Virn Leak, Jr. of Englewood, NJ; brother James Ernest Leak and five grandchildren, Jonathan and Timothy Dillon, Autumn, Audrey, and Addison Leak and several nieces and nephews.