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Donald Law Leech
March 2, 1924 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Donald Law Leech, 99, of Sandusky passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2024, six weeks before his 100th birthday in his home.
He was born on March 2, 1924, in Sandusky and was a 1942 graduate of Sandusky High School. Don was a proud lifetime resident of Sandusky.
He was inducted into the Army on February 5, 1943, and was a member of the 101st infantry. Don received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars after being wounded on October 20, 1944, in France during WWII. He returned to Sandusky to marry Beverly Foley in Sts. Peter and Paul parsonage.
Don was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, whereas a young boy he sang in the Boys Choir. He was a founding member of the Briarcrest Swim Club. He enjoyed swimming at the YMCA and spending Sundays at Cedar Point beach. Don was a loyal supporter of the Sandusky High School swim team and took pride in watching his sons and grandchildren compete. He liked target shooting at the Conservation League. For the past several years he attended the Men's Club at the Senior Center and could be found singing at the VFW or American Legion karaoke nights. Most recently he went to pay his dues at the VFW, and they presented him with a Lifetime membership and gift card. He was able to enjoy many years of his life following his retirement from the former Sandusky Foundry.
Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He enjoyed everyone's company, and anyone would tell you what a true gentleman he was. His memories of early Sandusky were unmatched, and he could tell what each building housed fifty years ago.
He is survived by three sons, Ronald (Patti) Leech of Sandusky, Gary Leech of Brooklyn, Ohio, and Kevin (Cheryl) Leech of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Terese Leech, Ryan (Brittney) Leech, Todd Leech, Rebecca (Micheal) Criswell, Justin (Courtney) Leech, and Joey (Gabrielle) DiBiaso; thirteen great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1999, Beverly Leech; his parents, Marvin and Valeska (Walker) Leech; brother and sister-in-law, Lowell and Betty Leech; sister, Faith Leech; and special companion Pat Cebull.
Friends may call from 12:00 pm until the time of funeral service at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, in the Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. Pastor Mel Sayler will officiate. Entombment will be in the Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandusky VA Clinic, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 to support local veterans in need.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.