Lee Ann Leech, 61, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Meadville Medical Center following a very recent diagnosis of lymphoma, with unexpected complications.
She was born May 16, 1961 in Meadville, a daughter of the late Joseph Paul and Lorinda Marie Rocca Schorting, Jr. She married the love of her life, Michael B. Leech, October 15, 1983, together they shared a wonderful life.
Lee Ann was a 1979 graduate of Maplewood High School, a 1983 graduate of Edinboro University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a 1997 graduate of Duquesne University with a master’s degree in nursing, and a 2017 graduate of Indiana University of PA with a doctorate in education. Lee Ann was passionate about her education both personally and for her students. She instilled nursing excellence into each and every student she taught. She was honored to have former nursing students provide her care for her during her last two weeks in the hospital.
Lee Ann worked at Meadville Medical Center, Vantage Health, and as an assistant professor of nursing at Edinboro University for 13 years. In retirement she was awarded Emeritus Status. Celebrating Ella’s retirement, in the spring of 2022, she enjoyed a much anticipated trip to Italy with her daughter Ella Emily.
In her spare time she enjoyed cooking for her family, listening to audio books, and spending time in her beloved home with her dog Pepper. She was a committed member of St. Hippolyte Church.
Survivors, in addition to her loving husband Michael, include a daughter, Emily Challener (Ryan) of Ann Arbor, MI; son, Ryan Leech of Meadville; and a sister, Caroline Carradine of Girard, OH; Niece, Crystal Carradine of Chesapeake, VA; and many other children and nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday, August 22nd from 11 am to 1 pm at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where the funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Fr. Joseph Petrone officiating.
Interment will be in St. Hippolyte Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Hippolyte Church, 25997 State Hwy 27, Guys Mills, PA 16327, Center for Organ Recovery and Education, 204 Sigma Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15238, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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Published by Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc. – Meadville on Aug. 18, 2022.