Eldon L. Townsend

Eldon L. Townsend, 86, of Summerdale passed away on November 18, 2018, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born October 20,1932 in Carlisle, PA to the late Herschel and Myra Townsend.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, especially blueberries, playing his guitars, singing in country bands, woodworking, and driving stock cars at local dirt tracks during the 1950’s and 60’s.  Eldon and his wife, Julia also enjoyed camping and traveling in their RV, listening to local country music, and spending time with family and friends.

Eldon was preceded in death by his wife Julia, who passed away on February 11, 2018; brothers Bob, Creedon and Wendall; half-sisters Dorthy and Betty.

Eldon leaves behind daughters Linda Townsend of Gettysburg, Jane Tuckey of Carlisle. Four step-daughters Carolyn Minich of Enola, Donna Evans (Rich) of Etters, Cathy Stone (Larry) of Enola, and Denise Amig (Kurt) of Enola, nine Grandchildren, and fourteen Great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday, November 29 at 11:00AM at Sullivan Funeral Home (51 North Enola Dr., Enola, PA). Visitation will be 10:00AM - 11:00AM. Burial will be at Stone Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Townsend family.




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