Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Robert and Annie (Partington) Leach he has been a Cranston resident for over 25 years.
A Certified Life Underwriter, he was the owner of the Robert C. Leach Insurance Company in Rumford for 40 years retiring 5 years ago.
An avid golfer, he was a member and had served on the board of Kirkbrae Country Club and Ledgemont Country Club. He had also served in the R.I. National Guard. Bob had also been a member of the University Club and the Providence Art Club.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter: Kimberly Newman of East Providence and two grandchildren; Barry Newman of Providence and Michaela Newman of East Providence, a sister Sally DaCosta of Cumberland and a brother Gerald Leach of Woonsocket.
The funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 in the Redwood Chapel of Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd. Providence. Burial with Military Honors will follow. Donations in his memory may be made to The Parkinson’s Place C/O Rich Gingras, 65 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay St., Providence, R.I. 02905.
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