Eskild, Theodore "Ted"
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Palmyra: Eskild, Theodore "Ted", 95, died on Sat., April 26, 2014 at the Wayne County Nursing Home. Born Jan. 7, 1919 and raised by immigrant parents, Ingar and Elizabeth (Guttormsen) Eskild, he attended Manual Training High School and City College of New York. After duties as an air raid warning personel, Ted enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attended pilot training school in Pensacola, Fl. He served aboard the escort carrier Manila Bay in the Pacific fleet during the fierce battle of Leyte Gulf. After the war Ted furthered his college education at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY earning a BS in Engineering. Upon graduation Ted took a position at Warren Foundry in Phillipsburg, NJ where during a blind date in 1952 he met the love of his life Margaret Moser who became his wife on March 25, 1953. Taking a new position with Garlock Packing Corporation in Palmyra, NY, Ted and Margaret relocated and he spent the rest of his life working at Garlock (37 years), being a member of Western Presbyterian Church, teaching for the United States Power Squadron (Red Jacket Chapter, 50 years), and acting as a course marshal at the Wegman's LPGA for 20 plus years. Ted is survived by his wife Margaret "Peggy" of Palmyra, NY; daughter Amy Lynn, son-in-law Dr. Joseph Nardo and grand-daughter Sarah of Abingdon, MD; sons Theodore E. and Kirk of Palmyra, NY and cousins and extended family in Norway.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4-8pm on Wednesday, April 30 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra. Graveside committal services with military honors will be held at 11am on Thurs., May 1 in Palmyra Cemetery. A memorial service and reception will be held at 2pm on Sat., May 10 (note date) at Western Presbyterian Church in Palmyra. Contributions in memory of Ted may be directed to Western Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Main St., Palmyra, NY 14522.
Online condolences @www.rlyostfuneralhome.com
Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc. - Palmyra
123 West Main Street Palmyra, NY 14522
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Apr. 28, 2014