Chris (or “Reggie”) Leach died Nov. 7, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was 62.
Born in Atlanta, Chris was raised in Durham, N.C. He entered Princeton after graduating from the Choate School. At Princeton, Chris majored in politics and was an active member of Cannon Club.
Much of his time at Princeton was dedicated to his role as manager of the hockey team. Through his love for the sport, he formed lifelong friendships with many Princeton players and coaches. While on the hockey team, he was given the lasting nickname of “Reggie” in reference to Reggie Leach, an All-Star player with the Philadelphia Flyers at the time.
After graduation, Chris and Drix Niemann remained in Princeton and established New Jersey Monthly, one of the first regional publications of its kind. Later he moved to the Boston area and continued to work in publishing and communications, launching many custom publications for health care, business, and sports organizations. Never far from the rink, he became a fixture in the New England amateur-hockey scene and continued to be an avid fan and benefactor of Princeton hockey.
We offer our condolences to his wife, Yvonne, and his children, Sean and Christine. A memorial site can be found at chrisleachmemorial.com.