Gary Leach

Gary Leach

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Gary Leach, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Gary Leach.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Gary's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Gary's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Obituary for Gary Alan Leach

GARY LEACH 9 JULY 1948-22 APRIL 2020

Gary Alan Leach was born 9 July 1948 to Charles E. Leach and Violet (Dumas) Leach in Providence, RI. He passed away on 22 April 2020 at the Oakland Grove Healthcare Center in Woonsocket, RI after suffering from the corona virus.

Gary grew up in Cranston, RI living in the Meshanticut Lake area and in western Cranston. As a youngster he loved the fact he was around water. Both the lake in Meshanticut and the old reservoir in western Cranston became places of enjoyment for Gary and his brothers (fishing, swimming, and just getting plain wet).

Gary attended Meshanticut Park Elementary, Lippitt Hill Elementary, Oaklawn Elementary, and Cranston West (Jr. and Sr.) High.
In high school Gary was active doing plays under the direction of Don Babbitt. His favorite was Anne Frank.

He and his family spent summers vacationing for a week or two in Point Judith and Sandwich, MA. (Cape Cod). He was a member of the Gee Whizzers 4-H club with his brother Charlie. The club was led by Richard and Juanita Gee.

He became a very good chess player and as a member of the RI Chess League he could be found playing in tournaments in the Providence public library and Pawtucket public library. Gary would also travel out of state to play in important tournaments. He was also a pretty good duck pin bowler and bowled in several leagues in both Cranston & Johnston, RI.

His jobs included the old California Artificial Flower Company (CalArt) and several jewelry companies located in Providence.

Gary had a short stint in the Navy in 1967 when he joined with his cousin Ronnie in the buddy program.

He was married, a short time, to Karen Wilkerson.

In later years Gary developed some physical problems (heart surgery) and this slowed his activity level quite a bit. One thing led to another and he was ultimately admitted to the Oakland Grove Healthcare Facility in Woonsocket, RI in 2016. There he spent his last 4 years with his roommate Dennis.

Gary passed away on the 22nd of April due to complications from the corona virus. He is survived by his three brothers, Charlie (Deb) Leach of Zion Crossroads, Virginia, Steven of Rehobeth, Massachusetts, and Geoffrey (Michelle) of Farmington, New Mexico.

May you rest in Peace Brother!

Charlie Leach
April 24th, 2020

Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Gary

Service Details

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Gary. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo or video to your condolence?

No video recorded.

Provide comfort for the family of Gary Alan Leach by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Provide comfort for the family of Gary Alan Leach by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist

Geoff Leach

in 1977, I served in the Army posted to Fort Carson Colorado Springs, brother Gary paid me short visit. He came by Chicago and made a stop to Wrigley Field. I posted a picture of him standing in front of stadium entrance.
Comment | Posted at 02:43pm via Condolence

David Andresen

This tree dear cousin will grow tall and strong in your memory. Condolences to my cousins, Charlie, Steven, and Geoffrey . from Cousin David
Tree Image

Memorial Tree Planted

David Andresen planted a memorial tree for Gary Leach
Comment | Posted at 05:22pm via Memorial Tree

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: