Dr. Edward L. Leasure, 72, of Collegeville, PA, formerly of Phoenixville, PA, passed away early Saturday morning, March 7, 2020. He and his wife, Kathleen L. (Kovacs) Leasure, observed their 15th wedding anniversary on January 26th of this year.
Born December 2, 1947, in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late Leo E. and L. Jeannette (Eyler) Leasure. He was a graduate of Fort Hill High School and received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College where he studied both religion and chemistry. He received his doctorate in physical chemistry from Purdue University, and later earned his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Leasure worked in marketing and research for 26 years at Rohm & Haas before working as a consultant for small businesses in the greater Philadelphia area for another ten years. He then opened his Allstate Insurance Agency in Lansdale, PA, which he was very active with for the last ten years until his recent illness.
He loved the outdoors and both playing and watching many sports. Golf was a specific passion of his and he treasured time on the golf course with a close group of other Rohm & Haas retirees. He was also an avid tennis player and spent time with friends on the tennis court. His other hobbies included kayaking, skiing, fishing, old cars, and caring for his beloved pets.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, C. Jean Hausman of Dover, NH; and his nieces, Robin Roberge (Scott), Wendy Karcher (Brandon), and Sarah Kovacs.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. Sympathy cards may be mailed to The Leasure Family, P. O. Box 413, Lederach, PA 19450, and online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.
***IN LIGHT OF CONCERNS DUE TO THE LATEST UPDATES ON THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS, THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR EDWARD LEASURE HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE FUNERAL HOME WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. ***