Eugene "Gene" Edward Esterline, age 88, of Toledo, passed away September 9, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 9, 1935 in Richfield Township, OH to Richard and Cula (Bolander) Esterline. Gene was an Operator/Engineer for Pierce Construction and then was a Bridge Superintendent for ODOT in Bowling Green, OH for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling, gambling and enjoying a good beer with friends. Gene was a great guy who would do anything for anyone. His family always came first, and always made sure everyone was taken care of. Gene spoiled his children, but everyone knew he was always the "Boss."
In addition to his parents, Gene was also preceded in death by his loving Eva Esterline; grandson, Uriah Esterline; and sister, Janet Diefenthaler. He is survived by his children, Theresa Zacharias, Shelley (Benjamin Betts) Esterline and Eugene (Layne Kopp) Esterline, II; grandchildren, Sarah (Matt) Brubaker, Samantha (Todd) Colvin, Lucas (Lauren) Shammo, Eugene (Ashley) Esterline, III, Dion Esterline and Hunter Heath; great-grandchildren, Logan Esterline, Andrew Esterline, Brody Brubaker, Mason Brubaker, Levi Colvin, Olivia Colvin, Brooklyn Esterline, Grayson Esterline, Skylar Esterline, Owen Shammo and Hailey Shammo; sisters, Connie Swartz and Judy Cowell and aunt, Kathryn Bryant.
The family will receive guests Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900).
The family would like to thank Lisa, Jayme, Dominique, Ethel and Dawn from ProMedica Hospice for their loving care of Dad. Also thank you to Uncle Larry for his many visits with Dad.
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