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Mr. Ward Eshleman Sr., founder of Ward’s Marine Electric in Ft. Lauderdale, died Feb. 25 while in hospice care. He was one day past 96.5 years in age.

Originally from Newark, N.J., Mr. Eshleman came to Ft. Lauderdale in the late 1930s. He worked on the electrical systems of PT boats which led to the start of  Ward’s Marine Electric in the 1950s.

He was a founding member of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.

A public “Celebration of Life” memorial service is scheduled for Sat. March 3 at 2:00pm at 617 SW 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33315, +1-954-523-2815.

“Ward’s Marine Electric meant everything to my Dad and I know he would be very happy having all of you join us in this gathering,” his son, Ward Eshleman II wrote in an e-mail.

For an obituary click here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-obit-ward-eshleman-20120227,0,950824.story?track=rss

For a full story on Eshleman’s life click here.

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