Leah J. Distin
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Distin, Leah J. COXSACKIE Leah J. Distin, 83, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 14, 2016. She was born in Richmondville, N.Y. and had lived in Ravena, Hannacroix and Coxsackie. Leah was the daughter of the late Ray and Ruth Brooker. Survivors include her children, Joseph Distin of Schenectady, Linda (Alfred) Olsen of Schenectady and Diane (William) Steele of Coxsackie; sisters, Beatrice Hadsell of Ariz. and Mary Mallory of Jewett; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Leah was predeceased by her husband, Floyd C. Distin, Jr.; son, James Distin and sisters, Virginia Ryder and Eleanor Bartholomew. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Interment will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider contributions in memory of Leah to the Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY 12143.

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Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2016.
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