Leon S. Eshleman, EHS. grad, barber, kitchen cabinet specialist, fervent outdoorsman

By on November 29, 2017

Leon S. Eshleman of Houston, Texas, concluded his earthly journey on Nov. 26, 2017, at home with his wife, Nancy, by his side and under the care of Hospice.

Until Leon became sick with cancer in 2014 he was a lifelong resident of the Denver area.

He was born Nov. 8, 1940, at Ephrata Community Hospital to Jacob Daniel Eshleman and Lola Virginia Eckhart Eshleman.

Leon graduated from Ephrata High School in 1958. He then graduated from Barber School in Harrisburg in 1959 and cut hair for 13 years at Keller’s Barber Shop in Denver. Leon also worked for Drumm Landscaping for a few years between jobs. Leon retired from Wickes Lumber in February 2003 after 32 years as a kitchen cabinet specialist.

He was active with Denver Boy Scout Troop 32 for 33 years and attended Ephrata Church of Nazarene.

Leon’s life passion was enjoying the great outdoors, he hunted and fished with his dad since he was old enough to be carried across the creeks. Every year of his childhood, his parents would take the entire family to Canada for a summer fishing trip. Leon loved fishing for trout in the Seglock. Salt water fishing at the Chesapeake Bay was also a fond childhood memory. Leon hunted for deer, bear, and turkey at Spike Ridge Lodge in Potter County. He hunted with his sons and grandsons in West Virginia, and enjoyed Salmon fishing on Lake Ontario.

Leon also enjoyed traveling with his wife, Nancy and together they had seen all but three of the United States. He has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and Honduras, Leon also enjoyed six cruises with Nancy.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Leon is survived by his wife of 34 years: Nancy Goddard Eshleman, Houston Texas. In addition Leon is survived by brother: Jay Eshleman and wife Phyllis of Lititz; son: Randy Eshleman and his wife Denise of Denver; daughter: LeeAnn DeHass of Wharton Texas; daughter: Yvonne Gutierrez of Houston Texas; son: Tyrone DeHass and wife Kathy of Trinity Texas; son: Nelson DeHass of Houston Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to Nancy Eshleman 4831 East O.S.T. Drive, Houston Texas 77013.

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