Our Founder Thomas M. Eshenbaugh
Thomas M. Eshenbaugh started reo servicing some forty years ago, some may remember some years ago that reo servicing was known as Thomas M. Eshenbaugh property servicing contractor. Thomas believed in working hard, doing the job right and offering a fair price, nothing less was tolerated as this stands true to our company today. We honor his memory at reo servicing ltd by holding the same principles and values. Many of his friends and business associates continue to tell us stories and we welcome them. Don’t hesitate to continue sharing, as we all need to remember him every day. Thomas has left an everlasting memory within all of us.
In addition to being the founder of reo servicing, Thomas was a loving husband to Elaine (who died in 2004), father (papa) to Trisha, father-in-law to Arthur, grandfather (pappy) to John, Jenn, Kimmie and Caroline, and great grandfather to Faith, Mikael, Ian and Hope. In his personal life he taught the same values as he practiced in business, giving all of us some hard life lessons, ones that were not always easy to live by, but very much appreciated today.
Thomas was taken from us at the age of 65 on February 20, 2009 to a rare cancer called Leiomyosarcoma, the cancer of the dragon, as it is known. During his 18 months of fighting this cancer, he was still teaching us life lessons, accepting his fate with such dignity and grace, as well as making sure his family, friends, contractors and business relationships were going to be ok without him being around every day.
My family and I deeply appreciate all the kindness and support you have given us in the past and the present. We look for to continued success in the future.
In closing, we share this quote:
Do not shed tears when I have gone but smile instead because I have lived.
Do not shut your eyes and pray to God that I’ll come back but open your eyes and see all that I have left behind.
I know your heart will be empty because you cannot see me but still I want you to be full of the love we shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live only for yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of what happened between us yesterday.
You can remember me and grieve that I have gone or you can cherish my memory and let it live on.
You can cry and lose yourself, become distraught and turn your back on the world or you can do what I want – smile, wipe away the tears, learn to love again and go on.
By David Harkins
Take special care,
Trisha and Art O ( Buddy)
John and Mikeal Ian
Brad, Jenn, Faith and Hope (Sadie)
Kimmie and Ben (Gunner Knight)
Caroline and Eddie (Murphy, Murphy Mac and Toodles)