Michael David Lebedeker, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (Retired), 61, died on Sunday, October 3, 1999, after a brief illness. He proudly served in the US Navy for 21 years, as a bombardier navigator, then an Intelligence Officer. After receiving a law degree at Catholic University, he moved to West Palm Beach in 1982. He first worked as an Assistant State Attorney before opening his own law practice.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Berelsman Lebedeker of Palm Beach; two daughters, Rebecca A. Lewis and her husband, James R. of Reston, Virginia and Elizabeth A. Lebedeker of West Palm Beach, Florida; two sons, Bernard Lebedeker and his wife, Heather of West Palm Beach, Florida and Nathan and his wife Rolla S. of Reston, Virginia; mother, Adeline M. Lebedeker of Coral Gables, Florida; sister, Mona L. Snowden of Coral Gables, Florida; two grandchildren, Jacobsen Michael Lewis and Caroline Elizabeth Lewis and niece, Stephanie Snowden of Tallahassee, Florida.
A memorial service was held 4 p.m., Friday, October 8, 1999 at QUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE FUNERAL HOME, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 561-832-5171. LCDR Lebedeker will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, October 14,1999, 11 a.m. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Diabetes Wellness and Research Foundation, 1206 Potomac St., NW, Washington, DC 20007.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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