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.