Leon F Eldridge

Born: Mon., Dec. 3, 1951
Died: Mon., May 4, 2020

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Leon Frederick “Punkin” Eldridge, 68 formerly of Phillipsburg, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 in Manor Care, Easton, PA.
Born December 3, 1951, he was a son of the late Leonard and Henrietta (Thorpe) Eldridge.

Leon attended Phillipsburg High School and was an avid fan of the Phillipsburg Stateliners.  He was also a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles and NASCAR.

He was an active member of the Citizens Hose, Y.M.I.A., and East Lawn Fire Company.

Leon was a Foreman and loyal employee of Rapp Pallet Co., Easton, Pa. for over 40 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Michelle Eldridge of Allentown, Pa. and Shannon Burk and husband Matt of Brick, NJ, and Taylor Lichtman and husband Sam of Washington D.C. and two grandchildren; a sister Catherine Mae Noto and husband Joseph of N. Ft. Myers, FL; two brothers Leonard Eldridge and wife Darlene of Phillipsburg, NJ and Marshall Eldridge of Saylorsburg, Pa.; sister-in-law Vicki Eldridge of Bath, PA; nieces Tanya Garren and husband Patrick and Crystal Carr and husband Billy, who spent countless hours attending to his needs.  He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Gerald and Fred.
A celebration of Leon's life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ. www.noto-wynkoop.com.

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   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Your struggle is over My Friend...Rest in Peace Punkin..

Amanda Eldridge
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Rest in peace! You will be greatly missed by your family and friends and we love you!

Pamela LeCause Ganguzza
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
RIP Punkin My Condolences To His Family

Annette W.
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
You were a wonderful and kind soul, may you rest in enteral peace 🕊

   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
full of love , life & endless laughs.
rest in paradise pumpkin ❤️

Jennifer Eldridge- Manning
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Uncle Punkin, may you rest in Heaven with the Lord, though physically you're gone, I will carry your memory in my heart forever. You will live on in the hearts of many. We, your family & friends are better for getting to have you in our lives for the time that we did. You will be forever loved & missed. Love you always, your niece, Jennifer.

   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Had some great times with the Punkin. One of those people you were glad you knew. You will be missed by many ole boy. Prayers for the family

Melanie Viegas
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
I watched the video and was in tears. It's obvious how much love and joy surrounded this man and how very much he will be missed. He lived a full life and I'm so deeply sorry to the family and friends that were blessed to be in it.

Maria Roan
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
May he rest in peace Amen. I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless all and praying for the family at this sad time.

Crystal Carr
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Uncle Punkin, I will miss you greatly. I still can’t believe for like 35 years I was spelling your name wrong (Pumpkin) lol!! Thanks for finally correcting me lol! I’ll never forget the visits to your house to collect beer cans for us to smash and get fresh veggies from your garden. I remember collecting money from off the floor after a night a poker and partying and the tips for get beers, extra for a perfect pour from the beer Meister. I was able and fortunate enough to be able to help you over the last 3 years, while it killed me, we tried to make the best out of every visit and gathering. I’m so thankful we had a great 2019 and will cherish those memories forever! I’ll never forget sharing a snack or dinner with you. I’m going to miss our chats and coffee hours! I love you Uncle Punkin!! My deepest sympathy to your 3 daughters, my wonderful cousins as I feel their pain and understand it all to well! I’m here for you Shan, Taylor and Michelle even if it’s a shoulder to cry on!! I love you all

Mike Hinkel
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
Rest in Peace my friend. I'll long remember our times on the fields and trips to the games and the shore. We were the luckiest guys in the world to grow where we did, to have so many laughs with you and your family and of course, our friends. The great memories of our youth and beyond. Rest easy in knowing you were loved by so many and will be missed by all whose lives you touched.

Sarah Adam
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. He miss be miss.

Paul G Whiting
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
So so sorry for your lose. Please stay safe.

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