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STEPHEN JOHN ESLICH,
Age 82, of Waynesburg, passed away Thur., June 21, 2018. Born in Canton, a son of the late Stephen and Marie Eslich, he had been a resident of Waynesburg for over 50 years. He served with the U.S. Army, and retired from Hercules Engines as a machinist. Stephen was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Council #14491, and served as Commander of the former Joseph Cicchitti V.F.W. #8024 in Waynesburg. Preceded in death by his wife, Marian Eslich, his son, John Fox, his grandson, Seth Eslich, one sister and four brothers. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Barney Molnar, and Susan and Michael Gore; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Nikki Eslich III; five grandsons, Ryan (Liz) Eslich, Kevin (Vanessa) Gore, Jacob (Chelsea) Gore, Samuel (Ashley) Gore, and Christian Benedetti; six granddaughters, Rachel Kilgore, Sarah Blake, Megan (Cody) Jarrett, Syndi Eslich, Lily Benedetti, and Savannah Benedetti; 12 great grandchildren, Alexa, Brooke, Felicity, Brody (Bodo Brozinski), Adella, Preston, Kitana, Kelvin, Emberley (Molly B), Ean, Gemma, and Lilah; two nephews, Lou and Pat Eslich; and lifelong best friend John Kendrick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Mon. at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Zamary as Celebrant. Interment in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends may call Sun. from 1-3 p.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stephen’s memory may be to Aultman Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708. Condolences may be left at: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.