Perry S. Eshoo
October 12, 1940 – August 4, 2018
Perry S. Eshoo, 77, of Chicago, passed peacefully on August 4, 2018 now joined with his late wife Virginia. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 15 and paved the way for countless relatives to join him in his American dream. Hired by The Hilton in 1957, he rose in rank and reputation, honorably serving as Director of Banquets during his 58 year career. From brides-to-be to superstar athletes, local politicians to international dignitaries, he proudly coordinated so many of Chicago's most influential events. He served every US President, starting with Eisenhower all the way to Obama. When not walking the halls of the hotel you could find him playing the ponies at Mud Bug/Joe's on Weed St. or at Arlington with his friends and family. While proud of his career, his true passion was to provide a life for his family and the people around him. He is survived by loving daughters Regina (Paul) Hirn and Jennifer Eshoo and proud grandsons Greg Hirn and Will Data. Devoted brother and uncle to many nieces and nephews and beloved friend to all who knew him, he will be missed but always remembered by so many. The family would also like to thank the kind and supportive staff at Lutheran General Hospital for providing comfort and care. Visitation will be from 4-9 PM on Wednesday August 8th at Drake & Son Funeral Home 5303 N. Western Ave, Chicago, 60625. There will be a memorial on Thursday August 9th from 10:30-11:30 AM at these facilities, followed by a noon luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Interment private. Info 773-561-6874.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018