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Charles J. "Chuck" Leahan Jr.

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Charles J. "Chuck" Leahan Jr. Obituary
Charles J. 'Chuck' Leahan Jr. of Coatesville Charles J. "Chuck" Leahan, Jr., 69, died Saturday, April 26, 2014. He was the husband of Cindy Talucci Leahan with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Marie Ford Leahan, Sr. Chuck was a 1962 graduate of Bishop Egan High School, Bucks County. In 1970, he graduated from West Chester University. Chuck served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam where he was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He served with 2 Assault Helicopter Companies, the 173rd Robinhoods and the 205th Geronimos. In 1970, Chuck began his career as a Spanish teacher at Archbishop Kennedy High School. From 1993 - 1996, he taught at Kennedy Kendrick High School and in 1996 he began teaching at Bishop Shanahan High School, where he taught until he retired in June 2013. Chuck coached football at Msgr. Bonner High School, Archbishop Kennedy High School, Coatesville Area Senior High School and Bishop Shanahan High School. He was also the softball coach at Archbishop Kennedy High School and Coatesville Area Senior High School. He loved enriching the lives of his students and family as he traveled with them to Spain. In addition to his wife Cindy, Chuck is survived by his two daughters, Caitrin Rinkevich and her husband Carl of Mount Penn and Maura Leahan and her partner Jeff Burdick of East Norriton; two grandchildren, Marlena and Cyrus Rinkevich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and James Schurr of Washingtons Crossing, Nancy and Jim Sweeney of Langhorne and Kathy and Kevin Brennan of Harrisburg; many nieces and nephews; and countless former students whom he loved as family. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1st, at Wentz Funeral Home, 342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville, 610-384-0318; or from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2nd, at The London Grove Friends Meeting House. Chuck's memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, at The London Grove Friends Meeting House, 500 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be private in London Grove Friends Burial Ground. Memorials in Chuck's honor may be made to Bishop Shanahan High School, Chuck Leahan Scholarship Fund, 220 Woodbine Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335; or to Coatesville VA Medical Center Patient Fund, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 To send online condolences, please visit www.wentzfuneralhome.com
Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 29, 2014
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