Robin Hood Leach

April 20, 1946November 17, 2020

Robin Hood Leach of Tallahassee, passed away at 74 on Nov. 17. She was born in Meridian, Miss., in 1946, and grew up in Mississippi and Florida. She called Tallahassee her home for most of the past 44 years. She attended Lake Wales (Fla.) High School and earned undergraduate, masters’, and doctoral degrees from Florida State, where she worked until her retirement in 2014. While at Florida State served as Associate Dean of Students, where she started the FSU Food Bank. In that role, she was a fierce advocate for student rights. Robin loved her family, both immediate and extended, as well as four-legged. In her extended family, she was the glue that helped keep brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins in touch and together. She also had a large family by choice. Countless young people came through Florida State, took her on as a mentor, and stayed in touch for years if not decades. The living room at her house was always open and always felt like home to visitors and family alike. She made this world a better place for so many. She loved bird-watching, keeping multiple bird-feeders in the yard, and especially loved hummingbirds and flamingos. Her favorite place on earth was St. George Island. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John, son Matthew, brother John Hood and sister Lynn Hood, who already miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers, please donations to the FSU Food Bank would be much appreciated. There are no plans for formal services at this time.



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December 3, 2020

Words simply cannot express my and my family's love for Robin and the Leach family.

I've known Robin pretty much since birth.

She was warm, loving, kind, intelligent, and beautiful inside and out.

God got an angel with Robin.

We will miss her immensely

Timothy Ebener

November 28, 2020

I met Robin way back when I was an undergrad and she was my sisters doc student. We were advocating for students with disabilities and and she helped me return to FSU decades later to do the same.
She stood for what is right, touched the lives of countless individuals, and made a lasting difference in this world to the benefit of many,- past, present, and future. A life very well lived.
God bless her family and her many friends.
We all miss you and love you Robin .

Allison Chase

November 19, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Robin's passing. She had a tremendous impact as my professor, first supervisor, mentor, and most importantly, my friend. Thank you for sharing her with so many of us. I'm praying for your comfort, peace, and many fond memories to help you through this difficult time.

Warmest regards, Allison Chase

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