Dr. Leon Leach

by | Feb 4, 2019 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Dr. Leon Leach, 97, passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, January 26, 2019.

He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on July 29, 1921 to the late Hyman and Fannie Leach.

Leon was a graduate of Brandeis University and Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. A longstanding member of the American Veterinary Association and the Veterinary Association of Virginia, he kept his license active through December 2018. Leon led his life with a purpose of always helping others. He was a member of Temple Israel, Brith Shalom, Masonic Lodge #176, and a member of the Shrine.

He leaves behind his dedicated and loving daughter, Sharon Leach, and his pride and joy, his loving grandsons, Seth, Matthew, Jason, and Harris.

Leon was predeceased by his wife Selma Leach, and sons, Dr. Frederick Leach and Harvey Leach.

Leon was an exceptionally strong man, devoted husband, compassionate father, and incredible grandfather. He lived for the happiness of his family.

A funeral service was held at the Norfolk chapel of H.D Oliver Funeral Apts. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Michael Panitz officiated. Donations to the Shriners Hospital, Strelitz Diabetes Center at EVMS, or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com.