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Obituary for William Leitch

October 15, 1929 - January 31, 2021
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 91

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Friend


William N. Leitch, 91 of Avon Lake, OH peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 31, 2021. He was born October 15, 1929 in Cleveland, OH to parents Peter and Luella (nee Zizelman) Leitch.

Bill was a graduate of Glenville High School and received his bachelors in Engineering Management from Case Technical Institute in 1951. He was a military veteran and served in the Navy during the Korean War. Bill was employed for Union Carbide for 32 years and retired in 1983. His work for Union Carbide took him to Iowa where he met and married the love of his life, Mary. They were transferred many times and finally settled in Cleveland, OH where he finished his career. Having fallen in love with North Carolina, they retired to the Lake Norman, Charlotte area where Bill remained until after Marys passing.

Bill was a member of the Westshore Water Ski Club. He collected model trains and enjoyed boating, water skiing and fishing. He was an avid Browns and Indians fan.

He is survived by his loving children William E. Leitch, James (Jenny) Leitch and Gary (Bonnie) Leitch; dear grandchildren Ashley (Sean) Fric, Brittany (Jeff) Sutton, Morgan Leitch and Kyle Leitch; and great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Adelyn and Lucy.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary (nee Phillip) Leitch.

Friends may call for a memorial service with social distancing and facial coverings on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00am at Bay Presbyterian Church 25415 Lake Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140. 440.933.3202

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