Darryl Mark Eskin – Dec. 11, 1948 – Dec. 18, 2013
Darryl Mark Eskin died, only a few days beyond his 65th birthday, after a prolonged illness. Born in Rochester, NY, the family later relocated to South Florida, where Eskin died at the age of 65.
Recently retired from his role as a political consultant in Adams County, Colorado where, along with his work with the Democratic Party, Darryl proudly championed veteran’s rights as well as numerous other causes.
Phil Perington, former chair of the Colorado Democratic Party and a close friend, said knowing Darryl was a great adventure. “It was a blessing to have him as my best friend and brother for so many years. His intelligence, wit and insights were always a great thing. Never a dull moment.
“He will be sorely missed but never really gone,” Perington continued.
“His suffering from the illness caused by agent orange (denied by the jackasses at the VA) finally took his breath away. Even as he struggled mightily he never lost his lust for life and doing the right thing. You could trust Darryl and not have to worry about your back if he liked you. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed by everyone who knew him.”
“Darryl Eskin was one of the unsung heroes behind Save the Caucus, which defeated Amendment 29 in 2002 that would have killed our (potentially) wonderful Colorado Caucus,” said political activist John Wren. “There were others in that election who were key, too, but I can honestly say that in my opinion without Darryl’s wisdom and hard work the vote would have gone the other way.”
Eskin’s life’s work also included the US Air Force, air traffic control, retail entrepreneur, gemologist, talk radio host and photographer/videographer. He had a generous spirit, quick wit and voracious interest in world history, science, current affairs and music.
After a grave site service with Honor Guard, Darryl will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests no flowers be sent and suggests, if you so desire, a small contribution, on his behalf, to your favorite cause or charitable organization.