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Walter E. Eshleman Sr.

Eshleman, Sr. WELLSVILLE Walter E. Eshleman, Sr., 79, entered into rest at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at York Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Patricia F. (Bentz) Eshleman. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage on September 8, 2012. Walter was born May 15, 1933, in Harrisburg, a son of the late Babe and Dora Helen (Beamer) Eshleman. He was a 1952 graduate of New Cumberland High School and served in the U.S. Army. Walter worked as a butcher. He had owned Wellsville Quality Meats for six years and previously co-owned Dillsburg Butcher Shop for thirteen years. He was a former member of Dillsburg American Legion Post 26. Walter was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed going to block shoots. He also liked going to the races. Walter was the loving and caring father of two sons, Walter E. Eshleman, Jr., and wife, Connie, and Kenneth A. Eshleman, all of Wellsville; and three daughters, Sharon L. Anderson and husband, Robert of Wellsville, Debra K. Eshleman of York and Bonnie S. Huber of East Berlin. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Atkins, Patty Lou Nealy and Virginia Sellers. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Eshleman. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Walter's funeral at 11 a.m. and the viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St., Dover. Officiating will be the Rev. Edward Rowand, pastor of Rohler's Assembly of God. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 31, 2013
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