Albert Leach

Obituary of Albert A. Leach

Mr. Albert "Big Al" Leach, 76, of Rockwood, New York passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Johnsville Rehab and Nursing Center.

Born on February 9, 1943 in Toronto, Canada, he was the son of Arthur Leach and Mary Bidal Leach.  He was a graduate of Whitesboro High School, Class of 1959 and had been a resident of the local area since 1969, previously residing in Mountain View, California.

Mr. Leach worked for Lee Publications for over 40 years, retiring as Production Supervisor.  He started his career as a printer while working for a local bank, while he was still in High School.

He was of Catholic faith.

Mr. Leach was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Canajoharie, and was a lifetime member of the Ephratah Rod & Gun Club.

On June 3, 2000 Al was married to Bonita “Bonnie” Shunk.  She preceded him in death on October 31, 2014.  

His sons, Tracy Leach, Mark Lindell; and daughter, Kim Lindell also predeceased him.

Mr. Leach is survived by his 8 children, Tina Mays, Tom and Trish Leach, Ron Lindell, Christine Leach, Adam and Christine Leach, Joshua Leach, Robert Pawlaczyk and Brenda Place, Amy Christiano and Rich Vanpelt; sisters, Evelyn Leach, Diane Kurzwell and Hal; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on 3:00 PM Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 at The Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in Ames Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Albert A. Leach may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program F,
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