In Memoriam: Firefighter Michael Lee

Off Duty Death Announcement

FFMichaelLeeCamp Pendleton Professional Firefighters Local F-85 is sad to announce that Firefighter Michael Lee of Engine Company 2, A-Shift, passed away unexpectedly on July 22.

Brother Lee collapsed suddenly while walking with his son near their home. He was 44 years old.

Firefighter Lee was an active participant in the Department Honor Guard, the San Diego Firemen’s Relief Association Memorial Stair climb and the Emerald Society. He also volunteered many hours to maintain and operate the Department’s vintage Seagrave ladder truck, which was his pride and joy. Mike was beloved by his fellow firefighters.

He is survived by his wife Diane, three sons, two daughters, his parents and three brothers.

Memorial Services

Saturday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Camp Pendleton Marine Memorial Chapel
Bldg. 1161 at Vandegrift Blvd. & 14Th Street
Camp Pendleton, CA, 92055

Honor Guard

All Honor Guards who would like to participate are asked to contact the Honor Guard Coordinator, Captain Curt Jack, at 760-224-4854 or

Apparatus & Uniformed Personnel

Fire Apparatus and Uniformed Personnel who would like to participate are asked to contact the Memorial Coordinator, Fire Captain Carlos Camarena, at 949-637-2719 or


Cards and letters of condolence can be sent to:

Diane Lee
1481 Mesquite Dr.
Hollister, CA 92023