Dr. Reginald Tomas Lee
May 3, 1964 - March 8, 2023
Reginald is survived by his beloved wife Tamara, children Sunny (Sam Rugg), Sophia, Rey, Isabella, Ashton and his grandson, Shepard. He also leaves behind his dear nephews Marcus and Michael Lee and his cherished siblings Marc Lee (Adriana), and Wynnette Lee. He was the son of the late Rudolph and Winifred Lee. Reginald held close the values they instilled in him and his mother remained a beautiful light in his life.
Reginald grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a PhD in mechanical engineering. As an engineer with a passion for business and math, Reginald was a pioneer in debunking the validity of accounting information for managerial purposes. As a replacement, he developed Business Domain Management, a mathematically sound operations and cash business framework. His work has proven valuable in helping leaders see, understand, and manage their operational and cash performance. He was a corporate advisor and founded Business Dynamics & Research using cash-based business models he created. In addition to his ongoing work at BDR, he also taught at Xavier University's Williams College of Business. Previously, he had worked for a number of major global brands including EY, GM, IBM, Oracle and Clark Schaefer. Reginald was also a prolific writer, authoring five books and publishing more than 30 articles in magazines such as APICS, Cincinnati Business Courier, Industrial Management, and Journal of Cost Management.
In his private life, Reginald enjoyed time with his family, his dogs, fine wine, good jazz, and a great weekend line-up of football games. He was also known for his commitment to physical health, religiously working out, and setting fitness goals for himself. In the evenings, his back deck was a place of retreat for him, and you could often find him working there with a pipe in hand or sharing a great bottle of wine with Tamara. He loved cooking and listening to Dave Matthews Band with his daughter Sunny as well as playing board games with his children. He often jokingly tested the kids' sweets to ensure they were safe before indulging.
Reginald and Tamara were close friends for many years before marrying in 2010. Reginald settled in Cincinnati with the love of his life Tamara or maybe it was the Cincinnati Bengals…we aren’t sure. He was passionate about many sports teams: the NY Yankees, the Raiders, the Atlanta Falcons, The Ohio State University and the Colorado Buffaloes, but no team ranked as high in his heart as the Cincinnati Bengals. Reginald had a giant heart and deeply cared for and valued his friends. His brilliant mind paired with his curiosity to learn about people’s views led to many debates in which he loved challenging the way others were thinking. Above all else he cherished & loved his family immensely…and a great MARGARITA.
The friends of the Lee family are invited to join the family of Reginald Tomas Lee at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave. College Hill 45224, on Monday, March 13, 2023. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm with a short prayer service at 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of Hodapp Funeral Home.