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ESKO E. HALLILA (Age 93)  

On Monday, June 23, 2014, predeceased by his wife of nearly 50 years Gertude Hallila (nee Tilley); father of Bruce (Pam) Hallila, Brian (Jo) Hallila, and Joyce (Mark) Musser. Also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Esko was an immigrant from Finland, a Marine Corps veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict, an electrical engineer with the VA, a winning senior Olympics swimmer, a patriotic American citizen, and devoted follower of Christ. Funeral service will be held at Riderwood Chapel, 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and or the East-West Ministries International (Account 4040).

Published in The Washington Post on June 27, 2014
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