Leon E. Esancy, 92, died January 13, 2013. Mr. Esancy was born in Union, ME to the late Gertrud and Burleigh Esancy. He was a veteran, having served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Esancy was a faithful member of Park Place UMC for over 60 years and had served as an usher, lay leader, and Sunday School treasurer. He was an active member of the Great Bridge Ruritan Club, the NARFE Association, and was a life member of the Moose Lodge. Mr. Esancy was an avid sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Ruth Ericson Esancy and a great-grandson, Erik Wellumson.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Lindsey E. Esancy and wife Jeannette of Naperville, IL; stepson, Kenneth E. Fusch and wife Elizabeth of Amelia Island, FL; 5 grandchildren, Deborah F. Wellumson of Chesapeake, VA, Suzanne F. Tedder of Jacksonville, FL, Brian E. Fusch of St. Augustine, FL, Keira Moyer of Bally, PA, and Ava L. Esancy of Naperville, IL; and 7 great grandchildren Rebecca Wellumson, Nicholas Wellumson, Natalie Tedder, Dylan Tedder, Jake Tedder, Grant Tedder, and Madison Moyer.
The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Battlefield Blvd. on Saturday from 7 until 8 PM. A graveside service will be held at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Cedar Rd. at 2 PM Sunday, followed by a memorial worship service at Park Place United Methodist Church, Norfolk at 4 PM. The family wishes to thank Leon’s wonderful caregivers who cared for him with love and devotion for two and a half years: Eden, Ann, Annabelle, Aris, Estela, Irma, Jovie, and Rosal. In lieu of flowers, please give memorial contributions to your church or favorite charity. Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.