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Porter I. Leach Jan. 7, 1915-Nov. 7, 2013 Porter I. Leach died peacefully in his home on November 7th, just two months short of entering his 100th year. This quiet man of principal, dignity and grace changed the lives of many. Porter was a dedicated high school football & baseball coach, Santa Monica High School Dean of Boys and Vice-Principal. He was a devoted friend and family man. His gentle, unwavering character impressed all who knew him. He was the type of man that, in his honor you would name a child. Born in Laredo, Missouri, he moved with his family to California during the Great Depression, attended UCLA and obtained his graduate degree from USC. He married the love of his life, Eleanor Benham and inspired all as he took care of her for 37 years after her devastating stroke at age 54. Porter is survived by his three daughters: Jacqueline, Erica and Margaret, his Grandchildren: Jennifer, Jessica, Matthew and wife Rebekah, Carly, Peter, Cecily and Mark, and by his Great-Grandchildren, Jordan, Ian and Naomi. Porter wanted to thank his friends at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, especially Father Richard Helmer (trusted friend) and his "Choir of Angels" and the Mill Valley Senior Citizens' Club and the good people there he called 'Friends". Porter's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 11:00AM at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 10 Old Mill Street, Mill Valley, California. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ALS organization.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Nov. 10, 2013
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