Lee Wolin, 63, general manager of the New York Jewelry Co. in Washington and a resident of the Washington area for almost 40 years, died Tuesday at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis following a heart-attack.

He was stricken while driving from Ocean City to Silver Spring, where he lived.

Mr. Wolin was born in Chicago and grew up there. He attended the College of the City of New York in New York City and moved to Washington in 1941.

During World War II. he worked for the War Shipping Adminstration.

He began his career with New York Jewelry in 1945 in its credit department. He became manager of the credit department and then, about 1960, became general manager of the company. He held position until his death.

Mr. Wolin was a member of the Washington Country Club in Gaithersburg, the Argo Lodge of B'nai B'rith, and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Henrietta, of Silver Spring; two sons, Richard, of Atlanta, and Jonathan, of Madison Wis., and a sister, Marian Solow of Flushing, N.Y.

The Family suggests that expressions of Sympathy be in the form of contributions to a charity of one's choice.