We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of longtime friend to Variety St. Louis, Merle Lee Buzzotta. Merle Lee was a philanthropic and kind person who was dedicated to many community organizations, including serving as a Variety Woman for many years.
“Merle Lee never missed a Variety Women meeting and she loved working on the annual Fashion Show,” says Jan Albus, Chief Executive Officer of Variety St. Louis. “She was an officer of Variety Women and had a great love of the Variety cause.”
Outside of Variety, Merle Lee served as president of the Volunteer Service Council, served on the board of numerous charities, was a docent with the St. Louis Symphony for many years and much more. You can read more about her and find details about the upcoming virtual memorial service here.
Thank you, Merle Lee, for your generous spirit and for sharing your time and talents to help Variety Kids and others throughout the St. Louis area. You will be missed!
Photo: Pulled from Legacy and St. Louis Post Dispatch Obituary