Leah Hotchkiss

November 28, 1952 - July 22, 2018

Age 65, of Warsaw, came to the end of her journey at home on July 22, 2018 with her loving family at her side.

She was born on November 28, 1952 to Jay and Carrie Washburn in Olean, NY. Leah was a graduate of Wyoming Central School and worked for the W.T. Grant store in Perry. She then worked at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw for many years prior to her retirement in 2007. Following her retirement, she worked as an aide at Warsaw Central School. She had many loyal customers as an Avon representative for over twenty years. Leah enjoyed spending time with her many good friends at camp as well.

Surviving are her husband, Keith Hotchkiss; her loving canine companion, Lucas; her siblings, Linda (Frank) Salin of Coon Rapids, Minn., Loren (Donna) Washburn of Lynchburg, Va., Lucy (Arnie) Kelley of Perry Center; aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to a cancer center of the donor?s choice.

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Jul 29.19 from Tara Alexander:

So very sorry to hear of Leah’s passing. I did not know her well, but she was always kind doing our interactions. Prayers to all who knew her.

Jul 27.19 from Donna humphrey:

Just read about Leah’s passing. So sorry for your lost. Had many memories of Leah at the hospital.prayers to the family

Jul 11.19 from Patricia Bagg:

Leah was one of the nicest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and I’m sure many others share that belief. My condolences to the family.

Jul 11.19 from Tom and Cathy Uptegrove:

We are so sorry to hear of Leah’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jul 11.19 from Frank and Linda Hollister:

Keith, We are so very sorry. She was a lovely lady and so enjoyed visits with her. We had no idea she had been sick. God Bless and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Jul 11.19 from Ron Duquette :

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

Jul 11.19 from Dale and Ann Reynolds:

We are so sorry for your loss. Leah was such a friendly, happy lady.  Proud to be in the family with her.

Jul 11.19 from Kim Mills:

Leah, you were such a sweet lady, you will truly be missed ❤️

Jul 11.19 from Judy and Bill Shumaker:

Keith,  We are so sorry to hear of Leah’s passing.  She was a wonderful, friendly, happy person and glad she was part of our extended family.  She will be missed by all.  Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Jul 11.19 from Tracy Rawleigh:

Keith & family:
  So sorry for your loss,Leah was such a good person with a heart of gold.  Glad I had the pleasure of knowing and working with her for many years.  She will be missed by everyone who knew her.  My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Jul 11.19 from Pam Dickes:

Keith & family,
Leah was a true lady.  She was full of love, grace,dignity and understanding.  We will all think of her often with a warm heart.  My prayers are with you now and the days to come.

Jul 11.19 from Dick and Mary Jane Brooks:

So sorry to her about Leah -  we had so much fun on our camping trips -  she was one classy lady.

Jul 11.19 from David & Karen Tallman:

Keith and family, Sorry for your loss, she was a great lady and friend. Hugs and prayers to all of you.  She is now the angel flying high.

Jul 11.19 from Barb Upright:

Keith - I am so sorry for your loss - Leah was such a great person!  I grew up as a neighbor to her and remember all our great school bus rides - and then worked with her at the hospital - so many years with such a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time

Jul 11.19 from Terri and Rosie Burch:

We love you guys!
Our hearts are broken for you Keith!
A wonderful human has left us for now!
Till we meet again Leah!

Jul 11.19 from Jane & Tom Gebel:

Keith - we are so sorry to hear of Leah’s passing.  It has been a pleasure all of these years knowing her and you.  She did love life and was always fun to be around.

Jul 11.19 from Mike and Jean Sullivan:

Remember all the times we partied together so many years ago, and laughed until we had tears down our cheeks ( like when you were choking and Leah thought you were being funny)?  It was a wonderful time when we were neighbors and became friends with you folks, especially all these years still hugging when we meet and exchanging Christmas cards every year. We are lucky to have you in our lives.  Leah will always be at your side, I know she never wanted to be anywhere else. Our thoughts, prayers, love and friendship are with you always, Mike and Jeannie

Jul 11.19 from karen (Misisco) Thatcher:

I just read of Leahs’ passing. I’m so sorry Keith, Lucy,Loren and Linda. I graduated from Wyoming Central with her. I too remember those parties…fun times!

Jul 11.19 from Ursula Fuest:

Just want your family to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.  So sorry to hear about Leah’s passing. We also remember her from Wyoming Central and the neighborhood. Ursula (Kunze) and Bill Fuest

Jul 11.19 from Patty and Mike Griffith:

Keith, Loren,Lucy and Linda, We were so sad to hear of Leah’s passing.  I have so many fond memories of her from Wyoming Central. She always had a smile for everyone and loved to laugh. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Jul 11.19 from Leigh Case:

So sorry to hear of Leah’s passing. She was truly a wonderful lady. To all the family our sincerest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Matt and Leigh Case.

Jul 11.19 from Carol Gburek:

Keith, I am so sorry to hear of Leah’s passing.  I work with her at WCCH and we did have a lot of fun!  My heart goes out to you.

Jul 11.19 from nancy vanderheyden mcdonald:

Keith, so sorry to hear of your wife’s death.i know she will be missed