Leak, Dr. Lee Virn

Leak, Dr. Lee Virn

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.

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