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R. Lynn Eskay

February 2, 1943 — December 19, 2020

Robert Lynn Eskay, of Hilliard, Ohio, died on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/James Cancer Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.   He was 77.   He was born on February 2, 1943 in Leetonia, Ohio. He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in 1961.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Youngstown State University, and later a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Westminster College.  On August 3, 1968, he married Mary Catherine Walsh, and together they had one child, Mark (Carol).  For 30 years, Robert worked as an Elementary School teacher and Principal in The Leetonia Village Schools until his retirement in 1996.   He then worked for Youngstown State University as a Student Teacher Supervisor.   He served as a member of the Ruritan National service club and was elected president, treasurer, and Member of The Year.  In addition, he served as a member of The Knights of Columbus service club.  He was also a very active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Leetonia, where he served on the Church Council and as president of the Mission Society.  He was particularly passionate for his service in St. Patrick’s Food Pantry.  After moving to Hilliard in 2017, Robert and Mary became active members at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, in Hilliard. Robert was an avid gardener, was a life-long Cleveland Indians and Browns fan, and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.  Robert is survived by wife, Mary, his son, Mark (Carol), 2 grandchildren, Evan and Elena, and sister Carol Micco (Anthony).  Robert and was predeceased by his parents, Francis Eskay and Constance Feyock, and sister Alice. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Brendan’s Church in Hilliard (date and time to be announced).   A Memorial Mass will also be held at a later date, to be determined, at St. Patrick’s Church in Leetonia.  Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to Mount Calvary Cemetery, PO Box 93, Leetonia, OH 44431 or St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, 167 Main Street, Leetonia, OH 44431. The Tidd Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026 (614)-876-1722, assisted the family. Please visit to share a favorite memory of Lynn or to send your condolences to the Eskay Family.


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