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2100 Perkiomen Avenue
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Gerald Eshelman

Gerald D. Eshelman

Friday, August 18th, 1933 - Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Gerald D. Eshelman, 87, of Exeter, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021, in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Helen A. (Wagner) Eshelman of Exeter with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Warren and Janet (Pfeily) Eshelman. Gerald was a graduate of Muhlenberg High School and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Gerald was a lifelong Notre Dame fan and had a true passion for bowling. He was a Past President of the Reading Bowling Association where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995. Gerald worked at Firestone for 29 years until his retirement. After retirement he worked for Narrow Fabric for 15 years.

He is survived by Penny Snyder wife of John, Leesport, Sandra Fegley, wife of Robert, Exeter, Cindy Gehris wife of Mark, Exeter. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Kristy, Jordan, Shaun, Alexis, Jenna, Nathan and one great grandchild Hendrix. Gerald was pre deceased by one son Brian D. and his siblings; Richard, Ruth, Gayle, Terrance.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave, Mt. Penn 19606. Service is private. Interment will be at Spies-Zion Cemetery, Alsace Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 1559 Perkiomen Ave, Reading Pa 19602. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    January 23rd, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    January 23rd, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    January 23rd, 2021 | 10:30am
    January 23rd, 2021 10:30am
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Wendy Orzolek
  • Interment

    Spies-Zion Cemetery
    318 Spies Church Rd.
    Alsace Township, Pennsylvania
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Louise A Kulp

Posted at 08:20pm
Dear Helen and all of your family, please accept my sincere condolences on Gerry's passing. I remember him well from Barry working with him at Firestone and the bowling League from there also. You used to babysit our youngest boy, Jeff, I think during that time. Take care and may God bless all of you. Louise Kulp.

Betty Stoudt

Posted at 07:55pm
Helen and Family,
We are so sorry we will not be able to attend the visitation. Goggy was a very special guy – he always had a smile on his face and he enjoyed the casinos. We will miss him. Helen, please take care….Betty & Johnny Stoudt

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