James D. Leech, 73 of New Kensington, died Wednesday November 11, 2020 at the VA Pittsburgh Medical Center, Oakland with his family by his side. He was born October 19, 1947 in Pittsburgh to the late James W. and Janina S. (Paczewska) Leech. Jim was a 1965 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School. He served his country during the Viet Nam Era in the US Marine Corps achieving the rank of E5 Sargent. Jim worked for over 33 years for UPMC Shadyside in the Pharmacy as the purchasing, inventory and budget manager. He attended Real Life Church in New Kensington and enjoyed Pittsburgh Sports especially hockey and football and loved playing and listening to music.
He is survived by his wife Betty Lou (Alcorn) Leech, children Terri (Mike) McGrath in New Ken, Jeff (Dawn) Leech of Verona, Connie (Bill Choltco) Caffas of Arnold, Rachelle Leech of Conneaut Lake, Christie (Bryan) Murray of Oakmont, Kevin Leech of Conneaut Lake, Cathy (Kirk) Kowalkowski of Arnold and Brian (Amber) Leech of Seven Springs; 19 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; siblings Nancy Detar of Oakmont and brothers Russel, William and Thomas Leech.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson James Caffas, brothers Karl, Ralph and Joe Leech and his sister Patricia Saello
Friends received Monday 2-4 pm and 6 pm unit the time of the service at 7 pm in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp. We will be following CDC Guidelines and do ask that you wear a mask, social distance and make your visit brief. A private burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil. In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to the Funeral Home at PO Box 21, Russellton, PA 15076, to help with the funeral expenses. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com
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