A grand send off.
James B. Lee Jr., a towering figure on Wall Street, was remembered at his funeral Mass on Monday as a father, a friend and an investment banker possessed of boundless energy, sprawling interests and a crackling wit, qualities that made him one of the most successful and beloved figures in his industry.
The New York Times reports that the service, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan, was just blocks from where Lee worked as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase. There, he shaped corporate America, and the nation’s biggest bank, through a career that established him as perhaps the pre-eminent deal maker of his generation.
Honorary ushers in attendance included Michael R. Bloomberg; the media mogul Barry Diller; Roger Goodell, the National Football League commissioner; the chief executive of General Electric, Jeffrey R. Immelt; the television host Charlie Rose; and Stephen A. Schwarzman, chief executive of the private equity firm Blackstone.
Lee, known to everyone in the financial world as Jimmy, died on Wednesday after he collapsed while exercising at his home in Darien, Conn. He was 62.
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