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Margaret Ann Leach

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Margaret Ann Leach, 90, of Wescosville, formerly of Munch, Lycoming County, and Reading, died January 9, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Leach, who died in 1996. Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Dougherty) Dowds.

She worked many years as a sales clerk at Bon-Ton and Hess's department stores in Munch and other department stores in Reading.

She loved swing dancing, caring for animals and reading.

She was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Bally.

She is survived by a son, Dr. William Kennedy and his wife Delores of St. Louis, Mo.; daughter, Susan McCracken of Wescosville; stepdaughter, Mary Pedigo of Charleston, S.C.; stepson, Francis of Atlanta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen Joy Kildow; stepdaughter, Sylvia Maloney; stepson Patrick; siblings, James, John, Agnes, Helen, Peter and Joseph Dowds.

Contributions may be made to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, Coopersburg, 18036 or to the National Kidney Foundation via their online form.

Arrangements were made by the David J. Boyko Funeral Home, Macungie.