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Joseph P. Eskra

Joseph P. Eskra Obituary

Joseph P. Eskra, 85, Ephrata, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Zerbe Sisters Retirement Community .

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene A. Nenichka Eskra; daughter, Linda A. Eskra Maurizi and her husband, Joseph D. Maurizi, Reamstown; grandson, Marc J. Maurizi and his wife, Kira A. Parks, New York; and granddaughter, Ashley L. Maurizi, Reamstown.

A graduate of Duryea High School, he entered the workforce as a mechanic and truck driver for his father's company. He then bravely answered the call and served his country for two years, stationed at Fort Eustis, Virginia, as part of the U.S. Army. After an honorable discharge, he began a 38 year career at Celotex Corporation as a maintenance foreman. He was a revered problem solver at work and a true "Joe Fix-It" at home.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and lived life to the fullest with a good word and a smile for everyone he met. He relished life's simple pleasures such as hunting, fishing, Mickey Mouse and cheering on the Steelers. His greatest passion, however, was his loving family who loved and cherished him dearly.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to honor Joseph at the (https://act.alz.org/site/Donation), or Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue (www.cockerspanielrescue.com), as Joseph was an avid dog lover.

To send the family condolences, visit www.groffeckenroth.com.

Arrangements are by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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