May 5, 1952- December 12, 2017
The San Francisco Cork Sister City Committee is saddened and shocked by the sudden and untimely passing of our Honorary Chairman, Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
Mayor Lee was a loyal friend to the Irish American Community of San Francisco and an enthusiastic supporter of the sister city relationship with Cork, Ireland.
Mayor Lee visited Cork twice as Mayor of San Francisco, leading delegations of San Franciscans to Ireland. In March 2013, Mayor Lee served as Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cork and on his most recent trip to Cork in September 2017, he was the keynote speaker at the UNESCO LifeTime Learning Conference.
In November 2017, Mayor Lee hosted Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at San Francisco City Hall. The Taoiseach shared his personal condolences for Mayor Lee on Twitter Tuesday morning.
The San Francisco Cork Sister City Committee wish to express our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Anita Lee and her family.