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Wayne Leach

Wayne Ralph Leach

Tuesday, October 5th, 1948 - Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Wayne R. Leach, 70, of Biddeford, died on April 4, 2019 in his home in Biddeford, ME. He was born in Biddeford, ME on October 5, 1948, the son of Ralph and Verlie (Wildes) Leach. He was raised in Kennebunkport and was a graduate of Kennebunk High School in 1966 and from Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute in 1971.

Wayne served in the US Army in the 818th Engineering Battalion as a Combat Engineer during the Vietnam War from May, 1968 until May, 1970. During the war, Wayne was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars, Vietnam Service Medal with 1960 device, and 2 overseas bars.

Wayne returned stateside to earn his college degree and worked for Wood Structures, Fiber Materials, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for over 30 years before his retirement in 2007. Wayne enjoyed working on his 1984 Z-28 Camaro named “Poki – Z”, gardening in the spring and summer, decorating and entertaining every holiday, playing cards, and most of all playing with and seeing his grandchildren.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Ronald Leach and Frederic Leach.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cheryl Kirk-Leach of Biddeford, ME; daughter, Lisa Leach-Parasram of Houston, TX; son, Timothy Leach of Scarborough, ME; 3 step-children, William Kirk of Sanford, ME, Patricia Kirk-Anderson of Saco, ME, and James Kirk of Biddeford, ME; 8 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne was known for his quick wit, sense of humor, and willingness to help others. He will be greatly missed.

Friends may call from 5-7PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, where a funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, April 12, 2019. Interment to follow at Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport.

Donations may be made in Wayne’s name to the Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347 or online at www.travismills.org or the Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Wayne’s Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    Address
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    Address
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Arundel Cemetery
    Address
    65 Walkers Lane
    KENNEBUNKPORT, ME 04046
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Email: help@bibberfuneral.com