Keystone Valley Fire Department
Keystone Valley Fire Department
Keystone Valley Regional Fire District

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Passing of Esteel Ratcliff
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June 7, 2021

KVFD was contacted by Gene Ratcliff and advised of the passing of Estelle Ratcliff. Estelle was a Past President of Parkesburg Fire Company, Past Fire Police Officer and a life member.

KVFD offers the family condolences and expressed our sympathy. Please see the announcement by Wildes below.

Esteel M. Ratcliff, Jr., 77, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 5, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Elisabeth "Beth" E. Herr Ratcliff with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Esteel M. Ratcliff, Sr. and Eleanor E. Trumbower Ratcliff.

Ess grew up in Parkesburg and was a 1961 graduate of the Octorara High School, Atglen, PA. He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1961 to 1965. He also served as a West Sadsbury Township police officer and he was a life member, past president and fire police officer of Parksburg Fire Company now known as Keystone Valley Fire Department.

Esteel was employed in the maintenance department with 1000 Trails Campgrounds. He also was currently employed in his 11th year at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts as a Food and Beverage Building Supervisor.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by four children; Charles A. Leamy and his significant other Stacy Mann of Parkesburg, Esteel M. Ratcliff, III and wife Paula of New Holland, Jeffrey R. Leamy and wife Michelle of Martic Township, Lancaster county and Joseph B. Ratcliff of Leola, 23 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two siblings; Eugene A. Ratcliff and wife Edna of Parkesburg and Eleanor Martin of Hinkletown, PA. He was preceded in death by an infant sister Edna Ratcliff.

Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Faggs Manor Presbyterian Cemetery, 505 Street Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: Jun 10 2021 - 11:00am
Service Location: Faggs Manor Presbyterian Cemetery

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