Daniel Richard Eskeli – Blackstone

Daniel Richard Eskeli – Blackstone

Daniel Richard Eskeli of Blackstone, Mass., passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., after a brave and stubborn battle against Leukemia.

Dan was born in Elmira, N.Y., to Herbert and Phyllis (Russ) Eskeli. He was the eldest of five children, and always loved to be the leader of the pack. Dan enjoyed causing mischief, harmonizing to church hymns, and meeting new people. Those who loved him will remember his infectious laugh, his deep devotion to this family, and his passion for flannel.

In rest, he joins his parents, his best friend, Jim Heiser, and his youngest brother, Timothy Eskeli. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Michell (Balmforth) Eskeli, his four children, Matthew and his fiancée, Leia; Rahiem, Kendyl, and Austin. He also leaves his brothers, Phillip and Michael Eskeli, his sister, Amy Jamison, and sister-in-law, Jean Eskeli.

A graduate of SUNY Potsdam, Dan worked in the computer field. He finished his career working for EMC/Dell, Hopkinton.

He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. His faith assured him that in leaving this world, he was gaining access to a great kingdom. Someday he will meet his wife on the South Side of the Sky. Until that day, he will play pitch, fish, and watch over his loved ones with joy.

Dan will be celebrated this Saturday, June 30, 2018, at his Church, Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Green St., Slatersville, R.I. Visiting hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. and a subsequent collation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.