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Patricia (Trish) Antonia Leach

July 31, 1959 - October 10, 2015 Landenberg, PA | Age 56 Loving Wife, Mother,Sister, Aunt, and Friend

Patricia (Trish) Antonia Leach, age 56, of Landenberg, PA died Saturday October 10, 2015 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Born in Rockville Centre, New York, she was the daughter of the late Anton J. Juras and the late Helen Mollenhauer Juras.

Trish graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Delaware. She worked as a loan officer for credit unions in Colorado, as a teacher in the Christina School District in Delaware, and as a homemaker, mother and home-school teacher to her three children.

Trish loved Jesus, and she enjoyed teaching Bible studies with her home group in Landenberg and attending church at The Barn Vineyard Church. Trish loved adventure, and she traveled all across the United States. Trish loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them. Trish loved her friends, and enjoyed giving generously to help people. Trish loved animals, enjoying her dogs and cats throughout her life.

Survivors include her husband, James, her son Joshua, her daughter Jasmine Zook and Jasmine’s husband Chris Zook, her daughter Nicolette; two brothers, Richard Juras and Michael Juras, and her sister Virginia St. John.

Family and friends are invited to visit with Trish’s family from 2 – 4 PM Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Foulk and Grieco Funeral Home at 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA 19390. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at The Barn Vineyard Church, 3224 Appleton Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Trish Leach Education Scholarship at Fulton Bank in West Grove

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.


Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Trish Leach Education Scholarship at Fulton Bank in West Grove

Services

Viewing

October 16, 2015 2:00-4:00 Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA

Memorial Service

October 17, 2015 11:00 The Barn Vineyard Church
3224 Appleton Road
Landenberg, PA 19350. .

Burial

Burial will be private.

Guestbook

  1. I was blessed to know you Trish – I see a piece of you in your children each time I see them to remind me of the warm and compassionate person that you were. Thank you for opening your family to me – you will be missed

    Dr. Chad Laurence | October 27, 2015 at 2:23 PM
  2. Earlier in the same day that Trish went to be with the Lord, Anthony, from the homechurch, sent an e-mail requesting help packing for his family’s move. When later that day we heard from Jim that Trish had taken a physical turn for the worse, I mentioned to Anna, “Poor Anthony, he needs to get this done, but everyone will be focused on Jim this week.” We discussed that maybe God had a miracle planned and Trish would get fully healed. My immediate reaction was, well, if He does then Anthony will have at least one person to help, because that’s the first thing Trish would do if she got to be healed, she would be ready to serve and help whoever had the need. That’s just the type of person she is; always ready to step up and step out to help anyone in need. There are too many times to count how often in the past I would leave a homechurch meeting with an unsolicited bag of groceries because Trish had just sensed someone would have the need when she was shopping. I know I’m not the only one she blessed in this way. Anytime anyone would express a practical need during prayer request time, Trish would immediately begin planning a homechurch workday or a subtle collection to meet the need. It is quite possible that I owe my marriage with Anna to the countless prayers that Trish sent up for me to find a godly wife. Her concern for me to find that special somebody was rivaled only by my own mother!

    Now we receive her love and care in a different way. She has joined the great cloud of witnesses who go before us and offer up prayer and supplication on our behalf. Just like the believers in Hebrews 11’s Faith Hall of Fame, Trish suffered much before receiving her glory. Who can know the mind of God? I confess, I believed God was going to heal Trish on this side of heaven. I took it for granted that He was. We’ve learned from Job, that it is sometimes fruitless to ask “Why?” It seems cruel that someone so passionate about her faith, someone so vibrant and active, someone who trained for marathons would spend the majority of her last years stuck in hospital beds. In the end, God gave Trish a different kind race to run, and we can be confident she ran it to completion. Jim and Trish have been such an inspiration and true example of perseverance. Who can know the number of lives they have impacted as they remained faithful to God despite their trials? How bright their light has shined these last few years as the darkness sought to surround them.

    The day Trish died was a stunningly beautiful Fall day. I couldn’t help noticing the vibrancy of the colorful turning of the leaves, but in my sadness, my cynical flesh thought, “What a cruel ironic joke, that something so beautiful is really just the process of death.” The Holy Spirit immediately and lovingly rebuked me: “You’re missing the point, Pete. When one of My children dies, it is only so she can be reborn and rise again in glory. And it is beautiful.” We mourn the loss of our sister, Trish, but even in our sadness we rejoice with her as she rejoices with the angels and with our Lord Jesus that she is finally home… And in the depths of our spirits we long to join her, to be united with our Father and all his saints, when our own races have been run.

    Pete | October 17, 2015 at 10:09 PM
  3. Hi friends. My heart was so sad to hear of this news. I always loved Trish’s zest for life and running the race. I still see her in her running suit when she taught at church one Sunday. I lover her. God bless you Leach family. Love you all.

    Alison Ciccone | October 16, 2015 at 6:40 AM
  4. My sincere condolences to you guys and all Trish’s extended family. We were all elevated by Trish’s life, like runners drafting a lead racer. Trish knowingly set a pace for us, pulling or pushing us along. She is my dear sister in Christ calling out to me from the finish line to give it all I have. I will miss her deeply, especially on such crisp fall days like these; I will never forget her. “Hey, it’s Mr. Bill, oh nooo!”

    Bill Beck | October 15, 2015 at 11:59 AM
  5. Josh, my heart goes out to your entire family. Your mom was such a sweet and giving woman. I’ll always cherish the memories of the time our families spent together during Scouts. God bless all of you and may your beautiful mom rest in peace.

    Donna Stewart | October 13, 2015 at 9:17 PM
  6. My condolences and prayers for the family. Trish was among the kindest people I know. I loved her passion for things of the Lord and her servant’s heart. She was lovely on so many levels!

    Angie Estevez | October 13, 2015 at 12:42 PM
  7. Thoughts and prayers go out to you Joshua and your entire family at this time. May all of you find peace in your memories of her.

    Tiffany Edwards | October 13, 2015 at 9:23 AM

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