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Ronald Richard “Ron” Eschweiler

February 7, 1944 - September 2, 2019

          Ronald Richard “Ron” Eschweiler, age 75, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019.

          Born in Weehawken, NJ on February 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Earl Edward and Martha (Morgan) Eschweiler. In 1966, Ron earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering (Newark, NJ) where he participated in the ROTC program. Following graduation, he proudly served his country as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years. He made his 35-year career as an engineer with the Boeing Company’s Helicopter Division in Ridley, PA and was on the design and engineering team for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. 

          Ron loved animals, especially dachshunds. He could often be found reading books about history. Ron was an avid philatelist and was a member of the Brandywine Valley Stamp Club.  He enjoyed participating in many activities as a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Steamship Historical Society of America, and the Delaware Saengerbund.

          Ron is survived by his loving companion, Lee Galvin and her children, Tim, Jeanne, Pamela and Mike; sister, Gail Pellitteri; brother, Earl Eschweiler; cousin, Florence Montagno; and several other cousins.

          A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE. A reception will be held following Mass at The Summit, 5850 Limestone Rd, Hockessin, DE. Interment will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ron’s memory to Gift of Life Family House, 401 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. The family wishes to express thanks to the Seasons Hospice nurses, staff and doctors for the compassionate care they provided to Ron in the final weeks before his passing.

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