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Benjamin Herbert Leach, Jr.

April 5, 1937 - November 5, 2019

          Benjamin Herbert Leach, Jr., age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

          Born in Darby Township, PA on April 5, 1937, he was a son of the late Benjamin Herbert and Charlotte (Pyle) Leach, Sr.  Benjamin proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He dedicated his career as a purchasing manager for Sun Oil, retiring after more than 20 years.  Following retirement, he started a remodeling company Renovations, Etc, retiring again after 10 years.  After the closing of Benjamin’s company, he enjoyed volunteering at the Christian Storehouse in Millsboro.  He also enjoyed his boat and traveling with his wife.

          In addition to his parents, Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Carol L. (Street) Leach.  He is survived by his sons, Benjamin “Scott” Leach (Denise) and Jeffrey Leach; brother, Richard Leach; and grandchildren, Ashley Leach, Meghan Leach, Zachary Leach, Ian Leach and Danielle Levandoski (Walter).

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Thursday, November 14, 2019, Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm.  Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Benjamin’s memory to American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE, 19720.

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  • I am so sorry to hear about your father passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your brother.

  • Scott and Jeff, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Prayers for all.

  • So very sorry for your lost Scott. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Terrie Laubach

  • We are so sorry to hear about

    We are so sorry to hear about
    Ben. We will always remember the good times we had together with your mother and him. He was the kind of guy that would help you out in a minute, whether it was home repairs or just to cheer you up with his humor. If I could write a book about Ben and Carol, Jeff and Scot it would surely be a bestseller.

  • On behalf of the Newark Manor Staff, I send sincere condolences to Ben’s family. It was a privilege to know Ben and an honor to provide
    the care he needed while residing at Newark Manor.