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Cynthia Leach

Obituary for Cynthia Leach

June 18, 1932 - April 27, 2020
Oswego, formerly of Aurora, Illinois | Age 87


Cynthia Young Leach, age 87, passed away from her earthly life on April 27, 2020. She was born on June 18, 1932 to Edmund Valiant M.D., and Virginia Young. A lifelong resident of Aurora, Cynthia attended Freeman Elementary School and was a 1950 graduate of West Aurora High School. She attended Indiana University where she joined the woman's sorority Alpha Chi-Omega, and later met her future husband Gordon during a football game at the University of Illinois.

After their October 23, 1954 wedding, the couple was blessed with 3 children: Ginny, Sara, and Andrew. Cynthia became a homemaker before working as a bookkeeper at the Aurora Animal Hospital and then a realtor, until her retirement. She considered herself and Gordon fortunate to have numerous lifelong friends with which they enjoyed many Saturday nights at Westwind Swim Club, potlucks, and holiday parties, as well as sharing many fond memories and laughs. Cynthia was a member of PEO, Pressed Glass Club, and St. David's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, dominos, bean bag baseball, and in earlier years, tennis and golf.

She is survived by her children, Ginny (Peter) of Minnetonka, MN, Andrew (Laurie) of Townsend DE, and granddaughters Amy, and Erin, as well as her beloved cat Buttercup.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon, daughter Sara, parents E.V. and Virginia, and sister Sally.

Private services will be held in accordance with Cynthia's wishes.

In lieu of flowers, it was Cynthia's wish that memorials may be sent to the Association of Individual Development (AID) in Aurora in honor of her loving daughter Sara.

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