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Of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on September 9, 2012. Mr. Eskelinen was born in Helsinki, Finland, a son of Siiri Nevalainen and the late Hugh Eskelinen.
Ossi grew up in Sandwich, MA and later moved to Washington, DC area, Upper Marlboro, MD. He was retired from General Electric and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. A landscaper at heart, Ossi took great pride in the landscaping of their home and was meticulous in maintaining his yard.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 49 years, Betty Eskelinen of Fort Myers, FL; his son, Christopher O. Eskelinen of Arlington, VA; his mother, Siiri Nevalainen Eskelinen of Sandwich, MA; a sister, Riita K. Eskelinen of Sandwich, MA; a nephew, Joseph (Joceline) Zichterman; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry and Donna Zichterman of Las Vegas, NV and an aunt, Hilkka Salminen in Australia; also cousins in Finland, Sweden and Australia.
A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 12, 2012
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