Harry A. Eshelman, 86, Korea vet, Frank Ferrara & Son carpentry foreman, E. Cocalico Twp. supervisor

By on December 28, 2016

Harry A. Eshelman, 86, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital.

He was born in Terre Hill to the late Isaac and Mary Eshelman, and was the husband of the late Patricia (Daub) Eshelman, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage at the time of her passing away in 2014.

Harry was a member of Swamp Christian Fellowship Church in Reinholds, where he served on the consistory and was a Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the East Cocalico Lions Club. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.

Harry was a graduate of Terre Hill High School, having graduated second in his class. He then served our country as a proud Marine during the Korean Conflict. He was a carpentry foreman for 40 years for Frank Ferrara & Son, taught drafting at Lancaster County Vo-Tech, and served as supervisor and auditor for East Cocalico Township up until last year.

Harry is survived by two daughters: Jolynn Miller of Wildwood, N.J.; and Julie, wife of the late Jeff Breon of Lancaster; four grandchildren: Tara, wife of Anthony Leister of Lancaster; Kim Breon Mottillo, wife of Dominic Mottillo of Elizabethtown; Jessica, wife of Roger Hennessey of Green Creek, N.J.; and Justin, husband of Christina Miller of Millville, N.J.; six great-grandchildren: Joshua Romano, Sophia and Evelyn Leister, Brooklyn and Taylor Miller, and Dominic Mottillo; a brother: Rodger Eshelman of Terre Hill; two sisters: Helen Shimp of Ephrata, and Hilda Fry of Reamstown.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Arthur and Ronald Eshelman.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. An additional viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Bob Smallman officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded.

Memorial contributions in Harry’s memory may be made to DJD Foundation, 200 N. Maple St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.


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