David Anund Eskola passed away November 23 near his home in Washington DC after a heroic fight against kidney cancer. He was 57.
David was born in Oak Hill, Ohio to Leslie and Betty Anund Eskola.
David was a 1980 graduate of Duluth East High School and a 1984 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
David started his career writing for a newspaper in Greenville, South Carolina, and went on to be a speech writer for officials in the Congressional and Executive branches of the Federal government as well as the American Medical Association.
He is survived by his mother Betty, brothers Eric, John and George, sister Karen Eskola Tordoff (Paul), niece Grace Tordoff and nephew Eli Tordoff, several cousins and numerous friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for August 2020. Memorials may be directed to the Duluth East High School Foundation.