Edward R. Eshleman

Red Rose Award for Volunteerism.

Service times: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

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Edward R. Eshleman, 90, of Columbia, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Alice Martin Eshleman who preceded him in death in 2010. Born and raised in Washington Boro, he was the son of the late Earl and Alice Neff Eshleman.

Ed retired from the former Bear Creek Construction Company, where he was employed as superintendent of road and bridge construction. He was a lifetime member of the Washington Boro Church of God where he served for many years on the church council and taught teen boys Sunday School. He was recognized by the Lancaster Newspapers, receiving the Red Rose Award for his volunteerism in helping to restore the Washington Boro Heritage Center Building, the Washington Boro Fire Company and the Church of God Parsonage.

Always generous with his time, Ed enjoyed helping others, welcoming people at St. John's Herr Estates, often baking pies for them, in addition to helping with projects. His greatest joy was his family, especially visits with his great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for having a generous heart and giving spirit.

Ed is survived by his four daughters, Donna, wife of James Bailey; Susan, wife of Jack Miller; Sheila Mann; Rita, wife of Lynn Hollinger; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and brother, James Eshleman. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Earl.

A memorial service will be held from the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Regitz, officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions in Ed's memory to the Washington Boro Church of God, 15 Rockfish St., Washington Boro, PA, 17582 would be deeply appreciated.


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