Alfred John “Al” Eshelman, 89, of Curwensville died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 10, 1928 in Bigler, he was the son of Ross Biddle and Stella Roberta (Fulton) Eshelman.
Mr. Eshelman was retired from the former Clearfield Cheese Co., in Curwensville after 44 years as the personnel supervisor. He was also the co-owner of D L & E Trucking for 15 years.
After retiring from the Cheese Co., he drove van for Samuel Ardary, transporting children to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Pittsburgh for 15 years.
He had done maintenance for the former Beard Oil Co. And, from 1988 until the present, he was employed by the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville and Clearfield.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was affiliated with the Curwensville Presbyterian Church.
He was a life member of the Curwensville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 842; a former member of the Curwensville American Legion; and a member of the board of directors for the Oak Hill Cemetery Association.
On Feb. 13, 1954 in Sharon, Pa., he wed the former Jeanne Shaw, who survives, along with five children, John Eshelman and his wife, Susan of Woodland Hills, Calif., Edward “Buck” Eshelman and his wife, Margaret, Linda Lansberry and her husband, Dean and Suzie Irwin and her husband, Brian, all of Curwensville, and Nancy Condon and her husband, Matthew of Clearfield.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, Daniel and Dustin Luce of Clearfield, Maxwell Condon and his wife, Jessica of Pittsburgh, Stephanie Cox and her husband, Jake of Houston, Texas and Holly Grecco and her husband, Eric of Brockway; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren Sam and Eli Cox; seven step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Eshelman of Logan, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Stanley, James, Raymond and Robert Eshelman; and a sister, Mary Jane Eshelman.
Services for Mr. Eshelman will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville, with the Rev. Stephen D. Shields officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Curwensville.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Curwensville Presbyterian Church, 430 Locust St., Curwensville, PA 16833.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.