Jeffrey Esposito, born on March 29, 1962 in Punxatawney, Pennsylvania died on September 30, 2005 in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Jeff grew up in Indiana, PA, where he graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School in 1980 and followed his passion for cars by furthering his education at Vale Technical School in Blairsville, PA. A recognized expert in his trade, Jeff worked at Powers Motors, Morristown, NJ and Leitzinger Imports, State College, PA. Most recently he was employed by Brumos Motorcars in Atlantic Beach, FL, where he was the lead diagnostic technician. Jeff and his wife Lucinda Sommer Esposito moved to Atlantic Beach in 1999 to pursue their dream of coastal living. In Florida, he enjoyed spending time at the beach and honed his skills as one of the top expert mountain bikers in the state. Mountain biking was one of Jeff’s great passions. He supported the sport and his fellow cyclists with genuine enthusiasm.
Those who knew and loved Jeff recognized that he was an amazing man who lived life to its fullest. His positive outlook inspired those around him serving as a source of constant motivation. Jeff’s greatest loves were his wife Lucinda, who survives him, their dog Foster, his family and many friends. In addition to his loving wife, Jeff is survived by his mother Elizabeth Esposito, Indiana, Pa; two sisters, Janis Hitchings and her husband Gary, Paris, KY; and Betsy Esposito, State College, PA. He is also survived by three brothers, Jerry and his wife Karen, East Sandwich, MA; John, New York, NY; and Patrick, Kittanning, PA. Jeff was preceded in death by his father Gerald Esposito. His larger than life spirit will live on in his family and friends.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to be held at 5:30 p.m.,Wednesday, October 5, in the Dolphin Plaza at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Jacksonville, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jeff Esposito Hanna Park Fund, C/O Prosperity Bank, 100 North Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. The fund is the first of its kind to aid in the upkeep and development of mountain biking trails in Hanna Park.