David Ross Leach, born August 24, 1952 in Watertown, NY, passed away April 16, 2015.
He was raised in Old Forge and attended college at the University of Wyoming and received a bachelors in Physical Education.
In 1975, David traveled to Australia to teach and met Lesley Andrews, whom he married on December 10, 1977. Together, they returned to Old Forge to live and direct Adirondack Woodcraft Camp.
Soon thereafter, David began coaching and later teaching at the Town of Webb schools, eventually adding Athletic Director to his list of duties.
Through Woodcraft Camps and the Town of Webb schools, David devoted his life to serving children and the community.
He is survived by Lesley, his wife of 37 years, his siblings, Judy Wengert, John Leach and Tim Leach Sr., and his two daughters, Berkley Baldwin and Taylor Leach. David was predeceased by his parents Jack and Dorothy Leach and his nephew Jay Leach.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 23 at Niccolls Memorial Church, Old Forge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Forever Woodcraft Foundation that provides financial support for families sending their children to camp. Contributions can be sent to: Adirondack Woodcraft Camps, Forever Woodcraft, 285 Woodcraft Rd.
Old Forge, NY 13420.