Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Complete Obituary
Carl Leach
  Former St. Marys resident the Rev. Carl J. Leach, 84, died May 14, 2011, in Medina.
He was born March 6, 1927, in Salem, to Roy and Mary Beck Leach. On March 25, 1950, he married Charmaine Russell, who died Dec. 31, 2006.
Surviving are a son, Russell (Anna) Leach, Medina, and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Brian and Bruce Leach; three brothers, Rolland, Charles and Donald Leach; and a sister, Dorothy Andrei.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific Fleet during World War II and graduated from Miami University, Oxford, in 1951. He worked in St. Marys at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and Kroger.
He entered the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus in 1962. He served at the Ohio State Penitentiary, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bryan, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ypsilanti, Mich.
He served on the Board of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and after retirement spent 10 years as interim pastor in six western Ohio parishes, including St. Paul, Coldwater.
Services are 4 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Cathy Schibler officiating with concelebrants Revs. Colleen Kamke, Steven Reshan and Doug Gunkelman. Private burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, and one hour prior to service Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Seminary or the Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be left at millerfuneralhomes.net.
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