Edward Oliver "Pete" Lee Former Resident of Berkeley Edward died suddenly on October 29, 2009 doing what he loved most, being of service. Born on September 29, 1931 in Jefferson, Missouri and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi by his aunt "Nanny" he became known as "Pete" after playing Peter Cottontail in a school play. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War, where he was shot in the knee and lost a limb. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his valor service. After leaving the military, Pete enrolled in West Contra Costa College and then University of California at Berkeley, where he received his lifetime teaching credentials. Pete taught French and American History at Oakland High for ten years before becoming the highest ranking African American union leader in the East Bay Labor Council. Pete is survived by his loving partner and companion of five years Sharon Danjuma and his three children Rev Eric Peter Lee, Michele Elizabeth Lee, and Keith Michael Lee. Pete was always the voice of reason in the midst of chaos. He taught that truth and love are constant and more powerful than illusion and appearances. He will be truly missed.