Willard Espenschied

February 21, 1934 - October 16, 2018
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Willard L. Espenschied, 84, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 following a period of declining health.

A son of the late John and Alice (Hamel) Espenschied, Willard was born February 21, 1934 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Willard was a member of the Church of Christ at New Philadelphia and w…

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Willard L. Espenschied, 84, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 following a period of declining health.

A son of the late John and Alice (Hamel) Espenschied, Willard was born February 21, 1934 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Willard was a member of the Church of Christ at New Philadelphia and was retired from Marlite where he worked as a mechanic for more than 40 years.

He had a passion for motorcycles and was a proud owner of many Harley Davidson Motorcycles over the years. Willard will be remembered as being a gifted mechanic, his love for sweets and could often be found relaxing on his porch swing. Most of all, he cherished his family and spending time with them.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene (Hupp) Espenschied whom he married on August 3, 1953; his children, Rita (Mike) Tarulli of Matthews, North Carolina, Helen Jean Warner, W. Lee (Julia) Espenschied and Cynthia Patton all of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Saundra Davis, Jason Tarulli, Weslee, Ashlee and Kaylee Patton, Derick and Jinnalee Espenschied and Jimmy and Jillian Warner and numerous great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Willard’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services and cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

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Born: February 21, 1934
Died: October 16, 2018

Condolences for Willard Espenschied

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Karen Blackwell York posted on 10/19/18

Sadden to hear about this loss. Our family is missing one more member, but heaven is rejoicing in gaining one more, too. Prayers for Charlene and all their children. Hold on to happy memories and know that through Jesus, you will see him again someday in Heaven!

 

Bob abd Cindy Mathias posted on 10/19/18

With deepest sympathy to Willard's family. Bob and Cindy Mathias

 

Rita Tarulli posted on 10/19/18

To the sweetest man I ever met, my father. Rest in Paradise until we meet again.Love in Him! Rita :)

 

Debbie Wyatt posted on 10/19/18

Julia and Lee, So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and family.

 

Sara Lehigh posted on 10/19/18

Our Sympathy, Prayers, and Love to you all. Sara and Brent Lehigh

 

marc a alexander posted on 10/18/18

dearest charlene, rita, jean lee and cindy and all the grandkids and great grand kids, on behalf of the alexander family we wish to offer you our condolences on the loss of your dear father. many are th egood times that we shared with your family over the past years and will never be forgotten. we love you all very much and our hearts go out to all of you.

 

Leslie Kendle posted on 10/18/18

RIP Willard

 

Leslie Kendle posted on 10/18/18

Love and prayers to the Espenschied family. I have so many wonderful memories of Willard and his great smile! God bless you all.

 

David & Pat Metzger posted on 10/18/18

Charlene & family, please know that we loved him & glad for the little visits we had with him. May he rest in peace.

 

Marcia Blackwell Runions posted on 10/18/18

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort. I love you all.

 

Holly Swihart posted on 10/17/18

So sorry to hear of Willards passing. I remember attending church with Julie many times,and sat with Willard and Charlene. He was always such a nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this sad time.May he rest in peace.

 

Jacie posted on 10/17/18

R.I.P. Willard! R

 

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