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Lester Eastman Sr. Obituary
SEABROOK BEACH - Lester Eastman Sr., 78, of Seabrook Beach, N.H., has passed away in Florida, on Monday, December 31, 2018, with family by his side. Born on October 1, 1940 to Mae (Cloud) and Oscar Eastman, in Seals Beach, California.

Lester is known best for his legacy as a sea Captain of many vessels, but the pride of the family, Eastmans Fishing Fleet.

Lester, at the age of five, (youngest of three) moved to Seabrook Beach, N.H., along with his family.

Beside his father Oscar and his older brother Charles Sr., began the legacy, which is known today as, "Eastmans Fishing Fleet".

At the age of 18, Lester went on to work for Raytheon, but answered the calling back to the ocean, and flourish hard work in the early day, by father Oscar, mother Mae, siblings Charles Eastman Sr., and his beloved wife Lillian, sister Rosa, and niece, Beverly Sawyer, and nephew Captain Charles Eastman Jr., along with many nieces and nephews.

In early years Lester and Marcia (Blais) Eastman joined forces, while raising their young family, showing the sons how to navigate the ocean and reap the rewards of a life time. The boys were soon were ready to take over the family legacy, Lester Sr. then retired to Vero Beach Florida.

After many years enjoying retirement, he started to miss the salt air and went on to be a tour Captain in Vero Beach Fla., touring Cape Canaveral amongst other tours at River King Cruises.

In the summers he came back to N.H., Captain Lester Sr. and close family friend Capt. Joseph Hurley, also ran the land and Sea Duck Boat, touring Hampton's coastline into Seabrook Beach Harbor. They were quite a team, and fondly remembered.

In the later years, Lester became a "Snow-Bird", he enjoyed summers alongside his sons, fishing, as they carried on the family traditions. As they are all Captains at Eastmans Fishing.

Lester Sr. is survived by his children Lester Eastman Jr. and his husband David Damon of Hampton Falls, N.H., Merrilee Eastman Preston, Seabrook, N.H., Edward Eastman and his wife Carolyn, from Madbury, N.H., Philip Eastman and his wife Virginia "Ginny" of Hampton, N.H., and his daughter Leslie Eastman Chambers, and her husband Joe, of Tangerine, Fla. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by extended family, and scores of fishing buddies.

SERVICES: Public service to follow in the spring. In lieu of flowers and cards donations to the .
Published in Seacoastonline.com from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2019
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