Leah Zucker
1992 - 2019
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Leah Evelyn Zucker was born in Harrisburg Hospital at 10:37 am, on March 23, 1992, in the middle of a snowstorm. We lost her on May 6, 2019. She was 27 years old. Leah was full of personality until she came in touch with the drugs that stole her life. School and friends came easy to Leah, an ever eager athlete who got her start at JCC basketball. Life before addiction was full of fun and plans for the weekend. She dove into adventure, this beauty with long red hair and a brilliant sense of humor. After graduation from Susquehanna High School in 2010, she attended West Virginia University. Addiction took away all that she could have been and left her with shame and frustration with her lifestyle. Leah tried desperately to beat the drugs. She sought help from a multitude of drug rehabs and treatment programs… each helped her for a time. Leah loved kids and they loved her. At all family functions, the first question the kids would ask was, "Did Leah come " Leah had time for all the children and they will miss her, as will all of us. Leah is survived by her mother, Patricia Carey Zucker, and father, Steven Zucker, and his wife, Sonja Zucker. She also leaves behind her brother, Elliott, and his fiance', Gabriella; her maternal grandmother, Anne Carey; brothers, Jacob and Michael; sister, Angel, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg. A luncheon will follow. www.pennlive.com/obits


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Published in Patriot-News from May 10 to May 12, 2019.
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May 4, 2020
gary still
December 19, 2019
gary still
December 18, 2019
Ms. Patti and Family,

It's December 18, 2019 and I just heard about Leah. I am so sorry and my heart truly aches. I loved Leah with all my heart.

All of you are always with me and I love you all!!!

Always in my heart and prayers,

Dorothy M. Scott
Michael L. Summerford, Jr.
Dorothy Scott
June 14, 2019
I can't picture the days ahead without you .. From the day I met you I knew you were special... I am grateful for the laughs... talks and just being together... For all we have now is memories and an empty place in the hearts that have been left behind... You will be missed...
A Friend
June 3, 2019
To Leahs family

I just heard of Leah's passing this morning.

I was in rehab with her in Jupiter, FL we roomed together. I was there for alcohol and rehab did me no good. Until recently did I seek Medicated treatment and stayed sober. She taught me so much and we shared so many things about life. Me being older it became ore of a big sister relationship. I know she loved her life when she was doing what she really wanted to do which was school and success. My heart is broken today but even in death Leah is helping me understand why my sobriety is the only way to live. I am so sorry, I really loved her.
karen michaud
June 1, 2019
Dear Patty, Steve, and Elliot,
I am so sorry and heart broken for your loss. I just learned about Leah tonight. I have such wonderful memories of Leah and your whole family when I was your neighbor in Camp Hill. My familys love and prayers are with you. May God comfort and bring peace to you through this difficult time.
God Bless

Stephen Evans
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May 27, 2019
I am so sorry to have just learned of Leah's passing. My heart aches for you all. She was always a joy to be around especially with Girl Scouts. Know that you all are in my prayers and Leah is being embraced by love in our heavenly home.
Denise Zagursky
May 18, 2019
Dear Family,
So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Thank you so much for sharing her struggles and hope those with addictions beyond control will get treatment before it overcome your life.
My prayers to all for peace, strength, and healing.
God Bless
B. H.
May 17, 2019
So deeply sorry for you family's loss! It was beautiful and courageous of you to share Leah's struggles. Her beauty and spirit will live within each of you and in the beauty in the world around you. I pray that your family finds the strength and comfort to deal with such a tragic loss.
Robin Smith
May 17, 2019
Dear Steve and family,
Praying that God will give you the peace that passes all understanding for this heartbreaking time in your lives.
Pixie Haist
May 16, 2019
I haven't seen Leah since she was in elementary school but even then she made an indelible impression that has lasted all these years. She was a bright, sweet, sensitive kid who looked out for those around her and spoke admiringly of her brother Elliotnot something all kids do when talking about their siblings. Everything about her more than hinted at the promise of a wonderful future. I am so sorry to hear of her struggles, and the battle I know everyone in her family must have waged to help her save herself. My thoughts are with all those who loved her. May her memory be a blessing for you, even as you bless her now with those memories.
The McCarthys
May 16, 2019
Dear Patty & family,

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Her obituary is beautiful, yet heart-wrenching; and your candidness with addiction is so courageously honest, unspeakably painful. May God Bless.

With deepest sympathy,
Yvonne Husic
Yvonne Husic
May 16, 2019
To the brightest light and the funniest girl I will ever know!!!! I love you Bubbie Zucker, always and forever
Kasey Krevsky
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May 16, 2019
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May 16, 2019
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May 16, 2019
Prayers and deepest condolences to Leah's family. I met her last year at the Salvation Army Rehab Center. Was sad to hear of her passing. Upsetting to hear addiction taking another life. May God carry you through this most difficult time.
Jon Reynolds
May 16, 2019
I'm so very sorry for your loss ...
Linda M
May 15, 2019
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Taylor Smith
May 15, 2019
sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
gary still
May 15, 2019
Sending love and prayers. We are so so sorry for your loss. We love you Pattie! Love Linda Veno and Gianna Gold ❤
Linda / Gianna Veno
May 15, 2019
To the entire family of this beautiful young lady, my deepest condolences and may you find comfort knowing she is no longer suffering. Sincerely, Dee Hosler
May 14, 2019
Patty, Steve and family,
Sending heartfelt condolences on the passing of Leah. Her earthly struggles are no more, and she will live in our hearts forever.
Enza Jones Simpson
Enza Simpson
May 14, 2019
My condolences and prayers to your family. Leah brought such light and positivity to my classroom. Her sense of humor always bringing a smile and a giggle to everyone around her. Know that she touched so many in her short stay with us. Be at peace now, Leah.
Vanessa Westrick
May 14, 2019
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Abigail Higgins
May 13, 2019
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, Patty.
God bless her.
Kim Broderick
May 13, 2019
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Leah. But, I am very good friends with her Mom. Mom always told me about Leah, and what a great young girl she was on so many levels. Then she tragically got into drugs. That demon took over her young life. Her Mother did everything she could for Leah, but the drugs were to strong. She lost her battle, but is now in GOD'S hands. God will take care of her. I send my heartfelt sympathy to her Mom, Patty, and to her Father, Steve, and all of her family and loved ones. Patty, please give my sympathy to your Mother, and you take care of yourself. You can be at peace knowing you did EVERYTHING you could for your beloved daughter. Leah is now at peace.
Corky Goldstein
May 13, 2019
Pat- I am so glad I got to meet Leah as a funloving, inspired, and hilarious member of the comedy team of "Leah and Lana". I am so sorry that you lost her this way, it's becoming all too common (my own family included). I wish peace to you and your family.

Bruce Roth
Lancaster, Pa
May 13, 2019
It is difficult to find words that will express how sorry I am to learn of Leah's death. I did not know her but the loss of a child is devastating to the family and friends. My prayers and thoughts are with Patty and her family during this time.
Marianne
Marianne Rudebusch
May 13, 2019
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN. I KNOW THE PAIN OF LOSING A CHILD TO THIS HORRIBLE ADDICTION. I GRIEVE WITH YOU. I PRAY FOR YOU AND ALL THE OTHER GRIEVING PARENTS WHO HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING OUT OF LOVE FOR THEIR CHILD. THIS MUST BE RECOGNIZED AS THE DISEASE THAT IT IS, MAYBE THEN WE WILL SEE REAL HELP FOR THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING.

FEEL LEAH'S ARMS AROUND YOU. SHE WANTS YOU TO BE COMFORTED.

MUCH LOVE, GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING LEAH'S STORY.
May 13, 2019
May her memory be for a blessing for all the good and sweetness she brought to you in her vitality.
Stuart Sacks
May 13, 2019
Pat and family, Your words to describe Leah's life and her impact on others, both in life and in death, are poignant and powerful. My heart is heavy with sorrow and pain for your loss. May you be comforted by your family and friends and your happy memories of your sweet daughter's soul. I too hope that your honesty in describing her struggle helps someone, somehow, to seek help and find strength to overcome their own demons. I am so very sorry for your loss. May Leah's memory always be a blessing.
Deb Kriete
May 13, 2019
Dear Patty and Family,

My deepest condolences. I was deeply saddened when I received the news on Friday. I remember Leah as a young girl coming with Elliott to visit their cousin Brian on Mercer. All the kids would play kickball in the street or take walks to the local grocery store and or just sit around and talk. Time goes by and its hard to understand that the child grows to an adult so fast.
May you find peace knowing Leah is in heaven and she is not fighting anymore. Losing a loved one is so hard but with the closeness of the entire Carey-Zuker Family may you help each other with finding comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Thoughts, Prayers, and Hugs.
Kelley Fisher
May 13, 2019
So very sorry to hear this news.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Frank and Mary Pat.
Frank Lavery
May 13, 2019
Dear Patty and Family: our hearts are breaking for you. May the good Lord embrace your sweet daughter in eternal life. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Most sincere condolences,

Vic Stabile and Family
Vic Stabile and Family
May 13, 2019
Dear Patty& Family,
It took great courage to tell us what took Leah's life. May this courage & the comfort of family & friends help you as you learn to live without the physical presence of your beautiful Leah. Keeping you in prayer.
Cathy (Lindsey ) Riordan
Cathy Riordan
May 13, 2019
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May 13, 2019
Patty, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Deb Fourlas
May 12, 2019
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May 12, 2019
Patty & family,
My prayers and love are with you. Maryanne Lewis
May 12, 2019
You do not know me, I didn't know Leah, just read her obituary and it saddened me. She tried to get help, that is important. So sorry for your families loss. Take care and hug her with your memories. MB
May 12, 2019
To the Family,
I do not know you, and Leah did not know me. I just ready her obituary and it touched me.
SO SORRY for your families loss, and her struggle to get help. May you hug her with your memories. Take care, loosing a child breaks one's heart.
May 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. May god comfort you in this time of sorrow. Just know she is in a better place where she will be protected from the demons (drugs). Embrace the light she will shine down on you as for she is telling you she is ok. God bless Leah's family. ❤
Melissa Bradbury
May 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and how special Leah was.
May 12, 2019
To the family of such a beautiful young lady.
I do not know you My heart is with you. I walk these shoes. Our life changes forever. Like the Willie Nelson song. It's nothing you get over; it's something you get through.
God Bless you and be with you.
Patricia Little
May 12, 2019
No Words. Memory Eternal. Deepest sympathy for the days ahead.
Katie Zimmerman
May 11, 2019
She sounds like she was a awesome lady.
Kurt Boylstein
May 11, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Leah. My heart and my soul weep for the Carey Zucker family. May God bless you all during this difficult time.
Scott Richmond
May 11, 2019
I am so heart broken as I am sure everyone who knew Leah is. I am so glad I got to meet her and so sad I couldn't help her beat that horrible disease! You her family and friends will be in my prayers. I cannot even believe it!!!! You are so missed Leah! ❤
Debi Ford Dean
May 11, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss...for the world's loss.
Toni Carey Lake
May 11, 2019
Heartbroken for the entire family. Thinking of everyone and praying Leah will have peace as an angel in heaven.
Elizabeth Simcox
May 11, 2019
So bright a Life has left us now. Let us celebrate her Life when no addiction had its hold. We give thanks for the privilege of knowing her and pray that her lively spirit and soul shall , for eternity, thrive in the merciful and loving arms of God. May her parents and family and friends be consoled by the good memories and by the knowledge that so many others understand and care. Sincerest condolences.
Stephen Reed
May 11, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear this we went to high school together. And as we weren't close I will never forget her and all the energy she had. Rip baby girl! U r gone but never will be forgotten!
May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019
Heaven couldn't wait for her she had such a great spirit she was one of the few who welcomed me into Susquehanna and I could never forget her for that! I Haven't seen her since school but i could never forget a person like her gone way to soon praying for her family
Jazzelle Holmes
May 11, 2019
My heart and prayers are going out for you Steve, Family, and Friends. May all find peace and comfort knowing your precious Leah is flying high with the angels!
Karen Augenstein (Hoffman)
May 10, 2019
I worked with leah for a summer being her group's senior counselor at the jcc. She had a way with children that I respected.
Scott Berkowitz
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May 10, 2019
So sad to hear about Leah's passing. She was one of the coolest kids to come out of Susquehanna High School, always pleasant, funny and full of personality! Leah will truly be missed, I am praying for the family's peace
Mickayla Solomon
May 10, 2019
MS.Angle Drage am sorry for the loss of your sister my good comfort your hurt and soul and bring peace in your life my god heal your hearts and touch your mind. Sincerely Cheryl Ratliff
Cheryl Ratliff
May 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Leah and I were good friends in high school. I've missed her so much and I always tried to reach out to her and express that to her. I know she's in a better place. She was such a great friend. I'll love you always Leah❤
May 10, 2019
Dear Pat and family,
There are no words to express this loss of a wonderful young lady. My prayers are with your family at this time. I remember with such fondness Leah at Brookside and playing with Nicole in what seems another world than today's.
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy, Pat.
Antoinette Alitto
May 10, 2019
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jane dornsife
May 10, 2019
Patti, Steve, Elliot, I am so deeply sad about the loss of Leah. I loved her. I really, really did. She and I were great friends and I will miss her for the rest of my life. When I say I know how it feels to lose a child, unfortunately it is so painfully true. Your world is shattered and you are numb with disbelief and sorrow. Leah is free and I am sure that she is with Paul, Patty Basset and Chip. They will watch over her just as she will watch over you. I pray that God will give each of you the strength that you will need in the upcoming days and always. Much Love, Jane
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