Leo E. Ennis, 90, of Selinsgrove, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 10, 1927, at home in Standing Stone, Pa., a son of the late Burton Gordon and Charlotte (Cole) Ennis. He was a faithful and devoted husband for 64 years to the love of his life, Constance Robbins Ennis, who preceded him in death on March 29, 2010. They were married on Oct. 19, 1946.
Leo graduated from Towanda High School in 1946, and was a member of the baseball team where he held a batting average of 498. During his junior and senior years, his team was undefeated. He served his country in the Army during World War II from September 1946 - February 1948 with the 351st Infantry Regiment in Italy.
He was employed by North Penn Power in 1948 which was later known as Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec). He was employed by Penelec in Towanda for 20 years in the accounting department, as a meter reader/collector, and in the sales department. In 1968, Penelec promoted him to district manager and was transferred to Tunkhannock where he worked 20 more years, retiring in 1988. After his retirement he worked as a part time salesman for Sherwood Chevrolet in Tunkhannock. In recent years, he worked part time as a driver for Sunbury Motors.
Leo thoroughly enjoyed volunteering as a Little League coach in Towanda for many years. He was well known as an avid New York Yankees fan and especially for his warm smile and friendly nature. He was very proud of all of the accomplishments of his children, whom he adored.
Leo was a devoted father to his five children who survive him, Dr. Len E. Ennis and his wife Cecelia of Timonium, Md., Jon Robin Ennis and his wife Julie of St. Cloud, Fla., Conaley J. Visneski and her husband Gary of Shamokin Dam, Jeremy E. Ennis of Naples, Fla., and Angelique M. Heigle and her husband Dick of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was the last of his immediate family, being preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the V. L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, with George Vacca, a valued personal friend of the family, officiating. Friends will be received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, where full military rites will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Southland Christian School, 2440 Fortune Road, Kissimmee, FL 34794.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
Published on February 28, 2018