Honorary Member Duggan Answers Last Alarm
Born on April 26, 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland, Lee was the son of the (late) John and Helen Duggan. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Maxine Elizabeth Duggan. He is also survived by: his daughter, Joanie Baysinger; grandchildren, Kim Hart of Hanover, Pa., Jaime Sullivan (Micah) of Hanover, Pa., Meghan Lonczynski of Hanover, Pa., Matthew Baysinger of Salisbury, Md., and Cory Baysinger (Traci) of Medford, N.J.; a sister Helen Gruzs of Baltimore, MD; nephew Larry Gruzs (Christall), niece Roxanne Hann (Ed), niece Genile Dupack (Ted), niece Nancy Adkins, and niece, Mary Ann Jones (Leroy); special great grandchildren; and son, Gary Duggan.
Lee was preceded in death by: Larry Duggan, daughter, Debbie Duggan-Loncyznski, daughter Shirley Dodge, daughter, Susan Blackmon, grandson Ryan Lonczynski, and brother-in-law, John Gruz.
Lee enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country. Upon being honorably discharged, he joined the Baltimore County Police Department becoming the Major of Detectives after 20 years of service.
He moved to Ocean City in 1970 and continued his law enforcement career. He was named Chief of Police, transforming and updating the department with new training, equipment and programs. In 1978, he resigned as Chief of Police.
Lee was elected to the Ocean City Council in 1980 and served as a councilman for many years. In 1987, he was reappointed by the Ocean City Council to return as Chief of Police. Lee was the only person to serve as Chief of Police twice. During his tenure as councilman and Chief of Police, Lee worked diligently to serve the citizens of Ocean City.
Throughout the years, he was a member and served as past President of the Ocean City Lions Club, an honorable member of the Ocean City Fire Department, and member of the Ocean City Elks Club.
Fishing was one of his hobbies. Countless hours were spent on the ocean with Dr. Hunter Mann, Mayor Hugh Cropper, Herb Morgan, to see who would catch the "largest" fish of the day.
Taking up golf in his later years became a favorite pastime and he played with "Friday Nighters" which met every Friday evening at the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club of which he was a member.
Spending the winter with his wife in Vero Beach, Florida for 20 years after his retirement was the highlight of his life.
Lee was an avid Baltimore Colts fan and enjoyed watching both college and professional football.
Many people will remember him as a humble, gentle, gracious, kind, and loving husband, father and friend.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Home, Salisbury, Maryland. There will be additional visitation on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th Street, Ocean City, Maryland where a service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, Maryland. The Reverend George Patterson will officiate.
Contributions may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21803; Lu's Labs, www.Luslabs.org, P.O. Box 551, Berlin, Maryland 21811; or Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th Street, Ocean City, Maryland 21842.