Growing up in Portland, I had always heard my father speak of John ( his cousin) but it didn't really mean very much to me.But about twenty years ago my mother sent me letters that had been addressed to my dad from John R.Leach post dated Feb.9,1965. It was a Christmas letter that John would send out to friends and family. It really sparked my interest and as I looked more closely in to his life the more I came to realize at how much I missed out on this side of my family. He is a role model,and loving husband that took his wife to the edge of the earth and back again. He is missed. — james leach, March 26, 2011
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