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Sean Patrick Lee

December 5, 1972 — January 26, 2023


Sean Patrick Lee, age 50, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023. He was the son of Sue (Graham) and
Patrick S. Lee.
Sean grew up in Carlisle attending Bethel Assembly of God preschool, Mooreland Elementary School,
Lamberton Middle School and graduating from Carlisle High School in 1991. He was a natural athlete who
participated in American Little League and Teener League baseball, basketball, golf, YMCA soccer,
skateboarding, football, wrestling and skiing. It wasn't until he put his feet on a snowboard that he found the
sport that he loved the most. He competed in snowboard events on the East Coast, including the U.S. Open in
Stowe, Vermont in 1992. In 1993, he decided that he needed to be where there was “real snow” and he moved
to Aspen, Colorado, where he lived for fourteen years. In Aspen he continued to snowboard and became a
skilled snowboard tuner, eventually becoming manager of The Alternative Edge, one of two snowboard shops in
Aspen. He also coached the girls high school snowboard team, taking them to Nationals in Maine in 2003.
Always needing to be active he took up mountain biking and was involved in various competitions. This led to
him becoming a skilled bike mechanic and later a manager of a local bicycle shop. He also completed the 24
Hour Moab Bike Race in Moab, Utah. To push himself to the ultimate limit in snowboarding, he qualified to be
dropped from a helicopter in Alaska to snowboard down one of Alaska's 18,000 foot mountain peaks – a
dangerous venture that he was proud to complete. When the rigors of snowboarding started to affect him
physically, he turned his attention to golf and moved to California where he could golf throughout the year. As
with everything Sean did he was “all in” and was on a path to perfect his game. He became a golf club fitter
and an eventual manager of Goldsmith's Golf Shop in Santa Ana, California. He had the opportunity to play on
several professional golf courses including Pebble Beach and Spyglass. Getting a hole in one is certainly an
accomplishment – Sean had four. In 2008, he wanted to return to the East Coast and made his way back to
Carlisle. Always loving to work with his hands and use his creativity, he became a finish carpenter working for
Clites Construction in Carlisle. Sean loved tasks that would challenge him mentally and was an avid reader. He enjoyed music
– always searching for new bands. When he found bands he enjoyed he would share them with friends he
knew would enjoy them, too. Sean's story wouldn't be complete without mentioning how much he loved his
dogs, Chewbacca and Eisley – fittingly named for Star Wars characters, as he was an avid and knowledgeable
fan of the Star Wars series since the first movie came out in 1977.
To those who Sean befriended he was known as loving, kind, loyal and supportive – being there for his friends
when they needed him. He will be missed by his loving parents, family and all the people whose lives he
He is survived by his parents, one half brother (Joseph “Seph” Kumer), two uncles, two aunts and thirteen
A celebration of life will be arranged at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please support; Speranza Animal Rescue, 1216 Brandt Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Mt. Holly. Visit to offer condolences to the family.

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