Charles Leverich Eshleman, Jr., son of the late Charles Leverich Eshleman, MD and Anais Legendre Eshleman, died on February 25, 2021. He was 96 years old. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Helen Eileen Turner Eshleman and his sisters, Anais Eshleman Bezou and Kathleen Eshleman Maginnis. He is survived by his two children, Helen Eileen Eshleman Stewart (Parker) and Charles Leverich Eshleman, III (Helen). He is also survived by five grandchildren, Virginia Stewart Evans (Ryan), William Parker Stewart, Jr., (Laine), Charles Eshleman Stewart, Charles Robert Eshleman (Logan McClellan), Katherine Eshleman Morales (Richard), two step grandchildren Michael Christopher Canseco (Julie) and Katherine Canseco Holstein (Ryan). In addition, three great grandchildren, Keighley Eshleman Evans, Amelie Stewart Evans, William Parker Stewart, III., and one step great grandchild, Amelia Katherine Canseco. He was a graduate of New Orleans Academy and the Tulane School of Business. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II on the USS San Diego CL 53. He was recalled to active duty in the Korean War and served as a Lieutenant on the staff of Admiral Herbert G. Hopewood, Commander of Cruiser Division 3 on board the USS Helena CA 75. His career began as a trader on the floor of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange with the firm of Tullis, Craig & Bright. Upon the close of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, he joined the firm of E.F. Hutton before transferring to Howard, Weil, Labouisse, Friedrichs & Co. as an investment advisor. In later years he worked at Smith Barney, Stern Agee and Nicholas Stifel. He was an Honorary Life member and Past President of the Boston Club, Louisiana Club, Lake Shore Club and Southern Yacht Club where he served as Commodore. He was also a member of several carnival organizations. In addition, he was a world class sailor, avid hunter and at age 70 took up golf and shot his age several times. Due to Covid-19 the graveside service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charles L Eshleman, Jr., are preferred to the Tulane Green Wave Club at 333 Ben Weiner Dr. New Orleans, LA 70118 or an organization of your choice. The family invites you to express your fond thoughts, memories and condolences online at lakelawnmetairie.com.
Source: Published in The Times-Picayune from Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, 2021.