Robert “Bob” E. Espenshade, 89, of Middletown, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 19, at Frey Village, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 31, 1924 in Royalton, the son of the late Dewey and Myrle Good Espenshade.
Robert graduated from Derry Township High School and Hershey Vocational School; he retired as a self-employed painting contractor; was a member of Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, a member of Middletown American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans; and he served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by his older brother Harold Espenshade.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty J. Zimmerman Espenshade; two sons Gregory Espenshade and wife June of Carlisle, and Fred Espenshade and wife Marcia of Mechanicsburg; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services were held Friday, May 23, at Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill.
Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Harrisburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Life Assembly, 2645 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA. 17011.
Arrangements by Cocklin Funeral Home, Dillsburg.
An online guestbook can be signed at www.cocklinfuneralhome.com.