Leah D. Loomis, 17 of Carbondale Township, Pa., was taken from us Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Newton Lake, Greenfield Township, Pa., enjoying the last days of summer.
Born November 22, 1999 in Scranton, Pa, Leah was the daughter of Joseph and Janan Cook Loomis, Carbondale Township.
Leah was a senior at Lakeland Junior Senior high school. She was captain of the Lakeland Chiefs Basketball Cheerleaders and a member of the Lakeland Chiefs Football Cheerleaders. She danced ballet for many years at the Carbondale Dance Academy and for the Scranton Civic Ballet Theatre, performing in their many productions of The Nutcracker. She also played for the Jermyn Youth Softball League.
Being a Type One, or Juvenille Diabetic, Leah was a volunteer member of the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation, Eastern Chapter, and participated in many JDRF ONE WALKS. She was also a cofounder of the Facebook Based, SugarBabies. There, Leah created handmade crafts whose sales benefitted the JDRF.
Saying Leah enjoyed life to the fullest was an understatement, keeping us endlessly entertained with her humor, signature smile and infectious laughter. Leah loved the summers she spent with her family at Lake Lowe, Herrick Township, Pa.
Taking care of her nieces and nephew brought great meaning to her life, while snuggling with her cat Delilah kept her warm at night.
Known by many nicknames such as Sweetie Two Hearts, Leahtard, Leahbug, LuLu, and LeeLee was a small reflection of the joy she brought to everyone.
She treasured her many friends like they were her siblings. She told everyone that because of their friendships, she enjoyed the best summer of her life.
Also surviving is a brother Daryl Loomis, his wife Ashley Wormuth Loomis, nephew Dylan Loomis, niece and Goddaughter Eva Loomis,of Carbondale, a brother Drew Loomis, Carbondale, brother Derek Loomis and his soul mate Abbey Williams, niece Macie, Carbondale. Maternal grandmother Elizabeth Cook and paternal grandmother Josephine Loomis, Carbondale. Aunts and Uncles, Sheila and Bobby Carlucchio, Dickson City, Maureen and Micheal Bratton, Palmyra, Clarita and Jerry Coles, Moscow, Molly and Pat McKenna, Laughlin, James and Dawn Loomis, Perkiomenville, Jack Loomis and his companion Jackie Bennet, Dalton, Aunt Elaine and Rich Grzenda, Jermyn and Aunt Narda Bellas Loomis, Whites Crossing. Cousins, Erin Bratton, Kingston, Ryan Bratton and his compainion Heather Morihara, Pheonixville, Aaron, Sean and Collin Coles, Moscow, Morgan and Thomas McKenna, Laughlin, Jimmy Loomis and his companion Julie Gryszka and their daughter Norah, Edwardsville, Dr. Jennifer Loomis and fiancé Dr. Patrick Farrell, St. Louis, Mo., Kristy Loomis and her companion Laura Grim, Coplay and Lyssa Loomis and her companion Lisa Barnes, Peckville.
Leah was preceded in death by her grampa Harry Cook and Paternal Great Grand Mother, Marie Devita who was lovingly known as her Nanny.
The family would like to thank so many people and organizations, not limited to the Scott Township, Ledgedale, Tunkhannock, Germania and Tafton Dive and Rescue Teams and Scott Township, Greenfield Township and Clifford Township Fire Departments and Rescue Teams, Cottage Hose Ambulance Company and The American Red Cross for finding and bringing our little girl back home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in loving honor of Leah Loomis can be made to the Scott Dive Rescue Specialists, P.O Box 134, Peckville, Pa 18452.
The funeral will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:00 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church Street, Carbondale. Those planning to attend the mass are asked to proceed directly to church. Interment will be in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township.
A visitation will be held on Monday, October 2nd at the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main St., Simpson from 4 to 8 pm.
For directions or condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneral home.com