Collin D. Eshleman, 24, Warwick grad, worked at Serenity House, AA sponsor, loved the beach

By on October 14, 2016

Collin D. Eshleman, 24, formerly of Lititz, lost his life-long battle with mental illness in Lake Worth, Fla., on Sept. 21, 2016. He won his battle over addiction.

Collin graduated from Warwick High School in 2011. He completed one year at Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology in computer aided drafting. He enjoyed cross country and track at Warwick. He had been most recently employed as a behavior tech at The Serenity House Detox Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He was an active member of AA and was a sponsor. He was known for his commitment to his continued recovery and how he was passionate about helping others in their journey with sobriety. He was active in his Wednesday AA meetings “Living On A Prayer,” and his Friday meetings, “The Gentlemen’s Club.”

He enjoyed the beach, fishing and shelling. He and his buddies in recovery shared game night after their Friday night meetings. Collin was baptized in the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by his parents: Ronald and Betsy Eshleman (née Reisinger) of Lititz; his brother: J.Kile Ulmer, husband of Kristen, and their son, Jacob, of Ephrata; his sister: Ashlee J. Eshleman, of Denver; and his grandparents: Bob and Fay Eshleman of Lititz.

He will be lovingly remembered for his quick wit, love for his family and friends, his commitment to AA and recovery, his beautiful smile, and funny, sarcastic grin.

Services will be held Oct. 14 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with the service at 7, with Rev. Alison Bowlan of Salem Lutheran Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Retreat of Lancaster County, 1170 S. State St., Ephrata, PA 17522, attn: Joanne Mahosky, in memory of Collin D. Eshleman; or to NAMI of Palm Beach County Florida, 5205 Greenwood Drive, Suite 110, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, attn: Marsha Martino, in memory of Collin D. Eshleman.

To send an online condolence, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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