Obituary of Leah Ashe
Of Salobrena, Spain, passed away November 10, 2020 at the age of 40. Leah, an avid learner and traveler, dedicated her life to the pursuit of knowledge and culture. She graduated from Orchard Park high school as valedictorian and went on to the University of Notre Dame where she excelled on the women’s crew team and embraced the fighting Irish spirit. Her passion and curiosity brought her to Europe where she completed her masters and PHD in the field of Food Security. Leah had recently worked as a research fellow at the University of Catalunya, Spain. She will always be remembered for her deep commitment to learning and sharing her wealth of knowledge with the vibrant community or people around her. Leah was the daughter of Tom and the late Diane Ashe; step-daughter of Mary Ellen Ashe; sister of Greg (Cindy) Ashe; stepsister of Mary Kate Luff; granddaughter of Rose and the late Jack Ashe, Rich and the late Mary Jane DiSarno; also, many other relatives. Funeral service in the future when Covid-19 allows. Donations may be made in Leah’s name, to Buffalo Rotory Foundation, 701 Seneca St.
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