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The late Terry Lee Trunzo's family said a celebration of the disc jockey's life is set for March 8 from 7-11 p.m. at the Boston Spectrum.

Trunzo, 70, known as Terry Lee in a broadcast career dating back half a century, died July 30, 2013, at his home in Bellville, Ohio, after a battle with lung cancer.

“We have been overwhelmed with requests to present this event,” said Lee's widow, West Mifflin native Carol Trunzo.

She said the March 8 event will feature never-before-seen photos and videos and “plenty of music,” especially Lee's signature “Music for Young Lovers” ballads, spun by disc jockey Joe Parknavy.

Lee was a New Eagle native and 1960 Monongahela High School graduate. He began his career while in high school and worked at WESA in Charleroi, WARO in Canonsburg, WMCK and WIXZ in McKeesport, WIIC-11 (now WPXI) and WPGH-53. He was a radio personality and station owner in Florida and Arizona, host of a nationally syndicated show, concert promoter and record producer.

Lee returned to McKeesport on Feb. 13, 2010, for a Palisades event that drew more than 600 people. He subsequently had events at such venues as the Stockdale and New Eagle fire halls, Monessen Elks, class reunions and trade shows.

He did shows on WJAS-1320 and WLSW-103.9 and with Parknavy's help developed an Internet station on www.tlsoundco.com.

His family said Magic Communications Network drew 135,000 hits a month just before Lee's death and continues to attract listeners from around the world.

“We will continue to follow his dream and we will be forever grateful for the love, prayers and support so many people have shown,” Carol Trunzo said.

The March 8 event will be “bring your own bottle” and food will not be sold there. Admission is $20 at the door and $15 in advance through www.tlsoundco.com or by sending a check or money order to TL Sound Co., Box 640, Bellville, Ohio 44813.

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-664-9161 ext. 1967 or pcloonan@tribweb.com.

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