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Leo Espenshade


Leo Espenshade, 95, of Middletown. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Brookdale Harrisburg surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 2, 1922 in Linglestown and was the loving son of the late Christian C. and Ada E. (Stuckey) Espenshade.

Leo grew up working hard on his family farm. He then went on to retire as a plow room supervisor for Hershey Chocolate Factory after 35 years.

In addition to his parents Leo was preceded in death by nine siblings.

Leo is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Geraldine (Helm) Espenshade; sons, Ronald L. and James L. Espenshade; daughters, Ada Marie Espenshade, Linda K. Wilson, Mary L. Espenshade, Susan E. Espenshade, Nancy L. Wolfgang, and Barbara J. Espenshade; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A tribute to Leo’s life will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Megan Lester officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Leo’s name to Paxton Church of the Brethren, 6445 Lyters Ln., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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