MECHANICVILLE - Lee D. Hein, 76, of Meehan Road, died suddenly Thursday morning, Feb 15th, at his home, from several chronic health issues.
Born in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Oct 28, 1941, son of the late Alfred and Clara Hein, graduate of Plymouth, Wisc High School in 1960, later Lee enlisted in the US Navy in 1963, entered into the Naval Submarine Service, and spent time training at the West Milton facility, where he met the love of his life, Carmella Costanzo, courted and married her in 1966. His Naval service sent him to many duty stations, but actually dove him deep under the Seas, serving in the “Silent” submarine service, for many years. He served aboard several nuclear subs USS Simon Bolivar from 1957-73, and lastly the USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN619), retiring in 1984 attaining the rank of Senior Chief Machinist Mate.
After his Naval service, Lee was a self employed general technician, working with electrical, heating/cooling systems (could fix anything) as Lee’s Appliance and Home Repair from 1984-2016. He also served the Costanzo family businesses as their chief maintenance man, either at Costanzo’s Riverside Restaurant and Banquet House in Waterford or Costanzo’s Lounge and Rest. in Mechanicville.
In 1995, Lee joined Alcoholics Anonymous, and was a former officer and leader, mentoring many men and women to adopt a new life. He was proud to serve others.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carmella, his loyal son and wife Alan and Kim Hein and his loving daughter Elizabeth “Beth” Hein all of Mechanicville. Also siblings David (Marge) Hein of Wisc and Suzanne (Dan) Chagnot of So. Carolina. Also faithful in-laws Joseph Costanzo and Nancy (Tony Lanzone) Costanzo Garland of Mechanicville.
Predeceased by in-laws Catherine DeMarco, Kenneth and Frank Costanzo.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Sunday from 2-5 PM.
Burial with military honors are set for Tuesday at 2:30 PM at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Lee’s family asks remembrances be made to either an AA affiliate local group or All Saints on the Hudson Church.