Harold Leach
1941 - 2021
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Harold Dean Leach, age 79, of Linwood, Kansas passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 after a lengthy illness. A celebration of Harold's life will follow at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the GoFundMe "In search of Randy Leach" https://gofund.me/efdee6c1

Harold was born on June 6, 1941 in Holton, Kansas and was one of five sons born to Orval & Verna (Stockwell) Leach. His family moved to the Linwood area in 1951 and Harold graduated from Linwood High School in the Class of 1959. Harold married the Love of his Life, Alberta (Rose) on December 16, 1960 and together they made their home in Linwood. As a young man Harold worked at the Lone Star Cement Plant and later he was the warehouse manager at Richardson Foods both in Bonner Springs. He then started a Lawn Equipment Repair business in his garage at his home. Since April 15, 1988 when his son Randy went missing, Harold has devoted his life to leading the search, in hopes of finding Randy and closure for he and Alberta.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Kenneth and Charles Leach. Survivors include his wife Alberta Leach of the home, two brothers: Clifford Leach of Olathe, KS., Ed Leach and wife Lori of Linwood, KS., as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and many, many friends.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Jan. 31, 2021.
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11 entries
March 5, 2021
Alberta want you to know, that you and Harold are the most kind hearted loving people ever witnessed. it's that southern hospitality you hold in your hearts. Your Angels never given up on Randy and Harold hasn't either even though he's your Angel from above now. May the heavens wrap the bright light of love pour down love warmth understanding. Your So Very Special in my ❤sweet kind loving inviting But i am disabled i never forget the Love shared between you and Harold struggles you gone through to find Randy. only God makes Angels like you! love to you ❤ always
de car
February 6, 2021
Alberta and daughters,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband and dad.
I started watching you on the tv show about finding your dear son and your brother.
I was surprised to hear about Harold passing.
May you know that God sees and hears your prayers and he will bring healing and peace to your broken heart and help you.
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Mrs.Karen Conley
February 3, 2021
Mrs. Leach, I saw and fell in love with you and Harold on Adventures with Purpose. I have been following along on the story of your son Randy. I am saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. The love you shared and the love you have for your son was so clear in the videos I watched. I will continue to pray for you and your family. May God wrap you up and give you comfort and peace. Please know there are so many people around the world who care for you and your family and continue to pray for answers. ❤
Sandy Floyd
February 2, 2021
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Leach. I crossed paths with him at the KCK library a few years ago when he and Alberta were there to talk to someone with the Kansas Attorney General's Office about Randy's case. I know these past 33 years have been very difficult for both of them. Mr. Leach had a right to know something about his son's disappearance before he departed this world.
Rick Nichols
February 2, 2021
Keeping the faith about Randy was very admirable. So sorry he doesn't get to see the end result. But knowing he possibly is hugging his son in heaven, is heart warming.
Shawna Fernandez
February 1, 2021
Alberta and family, like others you've not met, I have been following along and so, so wishing you answers and peace. I'm so sorry. Sending love your way.
christy kennedy
February 1, 2021
Alberta, i am so sorry to read of Harolds passing. I lost my husband Dec 17. They say it gets easier but haven't witnessed any difference. We old postal workers need to get together. At least Harold can be with Randy. Hugs to you. I worked in Eudora if you can't place me.
Kathleen Brown
February 1, 2021
Saw you on adventures with purpose my heart breaks for alberta much love Carol from the UK xx
January 31, 2021
Alberta I never met you I don't know you but I followed your son's case all these years I kept thinking to myself what wonderful parents But never gave up Now you've lost Harold I pray that the idea Of him and Randy being together again What's the standings for the rest of Your days I hope They find Randy now
Barbara S RUGE
January 31, 2021
MY husband former friend of Harold, Jim was sorry to heard of Harold death.We wish that if he has got to Heaven , we wish they Have a great reunion. The peace of Our Lord be with you. James R Everson.
Theresa Everson
January 31, 2021
Noelle and I send our condolences to you and your family. Harold was a good man. He is at peace now.
Stephen StClair
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