Richard ”Dick” Davis Leach

09/25/1932 — 08/29/2004

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Colebrook, New Hampshire

Richard ”Dick” Davis Leach

Richard D. Leach ''Dick'' died on Sunday, August 29, 2004. Dick was born in Colebrook N.H., September 25, 1932. He was the 3rd of four children born to Homer and Nellie Leach.

He spent his growing up years in Errol, N.H. After high school he went into the U.S. Navy. He proudly served his country for 21 years. In 1957 he went to Idaho to attend the second class that went through nuclear power school. He helped build the USS Long Beach, CGN9 and was stationed aboard her three times.

He married Dottie in 1956, they were married for 48 years and they had three fantastic children.

After retiring from the Navy in 1972 he worked as an engineer at four different nuclear power plants around the country. The last 10 years he worked for Bechtel. He had to retire in 1992 due to ill health. At this time he took up woodworking and made wooden toys and trains which were loved by many friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Dottie Leach, 3 children Richard D. Leach Jr., Julie Gross, Tim Leach and his wife Marty, 3 grandchildren, Brady, Emily and Becka Gross, a brother Landon Leach, a sister Quinceana Edmonds, sister and brother in-law, Elaine and George Adams

There will be a memorial service at Einan's Funeral Home, Friday, September 3, 2004 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Dick's name to Kadlec Foundation, 888 Swift Blvd. Richland, WA 99352

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  • I am going to miss Mr. Leach Dick and he was a good man. I will never forget the fun times I had with him and his family at the baseball games that his son Tim played years ago and keeping his daughter Julianne,Dottie and the grandkids company when I am over there having a good time. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Julie McElroy
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am going to miss Mr. Leach Dick and he was a good man. I will never forget the fun times I had with him and his family at the baseball games that his son Tim played years ago and keeping his daughter Julianne,Dottie and the grandkids company when I am over there having a good time. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Julie McElroy
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dick,

    As your neighbor and friend I am going to miss you. I will always look for you woodworking outside in your garage “shop”. Your spirits were always high for those around you. Bye For Now

    Margaret Schlager
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Dottie, I know how much you will miss Dick. It certainly wont be easy,, but such great memories will give you comfort. You have so many friends and such a great outlook, that will surely help. Hang in there and if you need a shoulder , you know the number. I love you, Janis

    Janis Tames
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dick was a most valuable and reliable coworker on nuclear power plants in New York and Richland. His Navy shipmates had the highest regard for him. A fine man, he enriched every life he touched.

    Art Kohler
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US