Herman Otis Leach
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age 66, formerly of Gary, Indiana and passed away Monday October 7, 2019 in North Aurora, Illinois. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Suburban Windy City USBC, IL. Herman is survived by Sisters Jacqueline Young and Mildred Jean Leach; Brothers Alfred Leach and David Charleston and a host of others relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday October 24, 2019 from 9:00 am. to 11:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. All services at Carter Memorial CME Church 635 West 49th Avenue. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
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Funeral service
11:00 AM
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November 9, 2019
My condolences goes out to the Leach family. I just found out about Herman passing just now. He was a very close friend to me and my heart is broken. He will be missed.
October 25, 2019
Rest In Peace my fellow Rooseveltian classmate. Thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
Rod & Verneita Coffee
October 25, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. One of the best classmates of Roosevelt 1971. Great personality .
Baxter Crim
October 25, 2019
Prayers and Condolences to the family. Juanita Lewis Johnson
October 24, 2019
Condolences to the family. Although he is no longer with us, he will forever be in your hearts.
William Fontleroy
Classmate
October 24, 2019
So sorry to hear about another Roosevelt Class of 71 schoolmate. My condolences and prayers to the family.
Shirley Payne
October 24, 2019
Prayers going out to the family. Herman and I were classmates from Douglass School to Roosevelt. You are in my prayers.
Gwen Ruth-Plair
October 24, 2019
Jackie & family so sorry to hear about Herman please know the chumley/Morris family are praying for you.D.Morris
October 24, 2019
Herman will be missed at Friday night bowling and other tournaments. My deepest condolences to the Leach Family. God Bless. - Jim Karwoski
October 24, 2019
To the Leach family so sorry for your loss our deepest condolences on the passing of your brother praying for strength -----c/Anthony and Ernestine Strickland --Indianapolis Indiana
October 24, 2019
RIP Herman. Thoughts with your family & friends today.
Heather Bayens
October 24, 2019
Herman was an amazing man. He was my best friend and will sadly missed. There are no words to express to reduce your pain. My prayers are with you all. Be Blessed.

Charm Edwards
Charm Edwards
October 23, 2019
Gregory Hunt
October 23, 2019
Karen Joiner
October 23, 2019
Condolences to the family of dear friend Herman.

Prentice and Lorraine Stovall
October 23, 2019
To Jackie:

This is your cousin, Nancy- I'm so sorry to read the obit of Herman today, and recently, Tina........time gets away but I never forgot the good times we shared. May GOD be with you during this difficult time.

Love Nancy, Kass (my son) and Kelly (my daughter) and (grandchildren-Kennedy, Mason, and Jai)
Nancy Fortner
October 23, 2019
Sorry to hear of the passing of Herman.
He was a good friend and will be missed.
God bless,
Ken Dungee
October 22, 2019
My condolences to all. He was a wonderful man.
Larry Hallberg
October 21, 2019
Leach Family 2018
Our dear brother, uncle, and cousin Herman, you will be in our hearts forever. We love you! The Leach family
Kimberly O'Shields
October 21, 2019
Leach family 2018
Kimberly O'Shields
October 18, 2019
Required of Us a Song

All that life requires of us is a song.
Not one especially created or written or played by us;
But one that we love.

A song that defines who we believe ourselves to be,
who we hope our children and friends see when they are in our presence.
The song need not have words or even a good rhythm,
Words need not rhyme or even make sense.
But, it should touch our hearts and be a reminder to our ears.

Herman is my friend, my brother and my song.
My song of dignity, strength, patience and love.
That song that allowed me to sing off key yet remain in harmony with the world.
A song that played catch with a scrawny thirteen year old,
And filled me with the confidence to do so.

He was my song of Alpha before I understood the word;
Even in the solitude of his quiet moments with the brothers
His mere presence brought us a sense of stability and honor.
A song that made us close our eyes or tap our feet,
or laugh or cry or simply smile.

It need have no other element that the inward knowledge that
It is of this life our song.
Life demands that have we find that melody within
us that allows us to be all that God intended for us.
There are no other demands made upon us by life but this.
To have a song. Herman is my favorite song.
Dale Johnson
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