Ronald Eugene Eshelman, 72, East Earl, served in Navy, retired from Ready Mixed Concrete, Steelers fan

By on November 5, 2014

Ronald Eugene Eshelman, 72, of East Earl, passed away surrounded in love by his family Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at hospice in Mount Joy.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Isaac and Mary (Gable) Eshelman. He was married 40 years on Sept. 28 to Sharon (Hartranft) Eshelman.

Ron worked at Ready Mixed Concrete in Lancaster from 1963 until his retirement in 2011.

He was a former member of the Jaycees and he also served as past President of the Fivepointville Fire Company. He enjoyed gardening and was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Braves fan. He also served for a time in the US Navy.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter: Stacy, married to Christopher Neiles of Mount Joy; two sons: Brent Eshelman of Lancaster, and Bradley Eshelman of Philadelphia; three grandchildren: Collin, Blake, and Hudson; and four brothers and sisters: Helen Shimp of Ephrata, Roger Eshelman of Terre Hill, Hilda Fry of Reamstown, and Harry Eshelman of Denver.

Preceding him in death is a brother: Arthur Eshelman.

Services were held Nov. 1 at St. John’s Center United Church of Christ, East Earl, with the Reverend Bradley Haws officiating. Interment was be in the Center Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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