Donald Richard Leach

January 14, 2024
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Palmyra- Donald R. Leach, age 72, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2023.

Friends may call Saturday (Jan. 20th) from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St., Gorham, New York.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring of 2024.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

Don was born on August 10, 1951 in Canandaigua, NY. He was the son of Benjamin Douglas Leach, Jr. and Beatrice Pitcher Leach. Don was a graduate of Marcus Whitman High School.

Don drove truck for most of his adult life. He worked for Bingham Rollers (Finzer) for 16 years. Don also enjoyed trucking for area farms and vineyards.  His last full-time trucking job was with Empire Trucking.

Don was a member of the Palmyra American Legion. He enjoyed out door activities, and hanging out with friends. He was an avid sports fan, especially following the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.

Don is survived by 3 children, Justin (Elizabeth) Leach, Ryan (Molly Pease) Leach and Mallory Leach; and 7 grandchildren, Ryker, Hudson, Lincoln, Amorrette, Ryan, Bayleigh and Teagan Leach.

He is also survived by his brother, Wayne (Sharon) Leach and his sister, Jeanne Page; his girlfriend, Kathy Callari; his dog, Lily; by several nieces, nephews and cousins; and by many, many friends.

Don was predeceased by his parents; and by his brother-in-law, Charles Page.

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Calling Hours

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, January 20, 2024
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Annette Green Hoban from Penn yan NY on Jan. 16, 2024

My sincere condolences to Wayne, Jeanne and families. Have good memories of Donnie growing up in Rushville and through the church. May he rest in peace

Cindy Wallace from Canandaigua NY on Jan. 16, 2024

Friends for so many years, so many memories. Thankful to have reconnected recently. May the peace he now enjoys, with many, many friends that have gone before, also be with his family and friends. Forever in my heart, Donny.💙❤️😥

Dennis Furnal from Canandaigua on Jan. 17, 2024

So sorry for your lose. I have so many memories of him in and out of schoo. He was such a happy boy. I was so surprised to hear of his death. The last I knew he was having hip surgery. I hadn’t heard what’s caused his demise but will always have him in our hearts.
RIP Donny

Steve Feaster from Canandaigua, NY on Jan. 17, 2024

May God keep you in his arms. Rest in peace my friend.

Jeff Vanderwege from Palmyra on Jan. 17, 2024

Love you buddy! Gonna miss you. RIP

Marla Swartele from Farmington on Jan. 17, 2024

Again condolences to the family. We had such fun as neighbors back in the Rushville days. RIP Donnie.

Preston Bond from Kentucky on Jan. 17, 2024

RIP my friend you will be miss by many.

Jane Each from Macedon NY on Jan. 17, 2024

My deepest condolences Prayers to Don’s family & friends . RIP Don

Melissa Mcpike from Palmyra NY on Jan. 17, 2024

Don was such a bright light!! He will be missed by many! My hope is that he is reunited with his loved ones in heaven—

Michael Bell from Bristol, NY on Jan. 18, 2024

My deepest sympathy to Donny's entire family. He was a great man and will be deeply missed.

Morris Gage from Stanley on Jan. 19, 2024

I worked with Donnie (Leachy) at Dudley Poultry in the late seventies and early eighties.To say we had so much fun would be an under statement. He was a character, was all about having fun and working hard when needed. He will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Harry Banker from Palmyra ny on Jan. 20, 2024

R.I.P. Don you’ll be missed. We've been friends for about 20+ years and had many good times working and hanging out together. This world needs more people like you .

Michelle Cosgrove from Hilton, NY on Jan. 21, 2024

My condolences to Don’s family & Kathy Calleri, may he rest in peace!

Buckett from Palmyra on Jan. 24, 2024

Rip Don I'll have one 4 you!

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