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Swan Funeral Home

1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

OBITUARY

Lyle F. Eastman

February 19, 1955May 10, 2020

Lyle F. Eastman II, 65, of Westbrook, CT passed away peacefully on May 10, 2020, after a courageous battle with T-cell Lymphoma and HLH. He was born and raised by Lyle F. and Jean Eastman in Manchester, CT. Lyle will be forever loved and missed by those he has left behind; his beloved wife of 30 years, Janice G. Eastman, his daughter and son-in-law Lexie and Philip Chapell, and sons Connor and Parker Eastman. He also leaves behind 7 siblings; Sharon Eastman, Laurie Eastman Lomartra and husband James, Thomas Eastman, Patricia Eastman Stamps and husband Norbert, Debra Eastman, Brenda Eastman and husband Ned Scatena, and Jon Eastman and partner Dennis Peabody. Lyle also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and two fat cats, Kobe and Kyrie. Lyle was a lifelong athlete, and played football at Bates College and later graduated from CCSU. He had a long career as a sales executive with Smith Brothers Insurance of Glastonbury, CT. Lyle was an avid NY Yankees, NY Giants, and UConn sports fan. He was a pillar of his community; where he volunteered for numerous years as a coach, President of Westbrook Little League, President of the Westbrook Athletic Boosters, and VP of the OSW Touchdown Club. Lyle will be forever remembered for his quick wit, competitive edge, and pristine lawn. He enjoyed continuing the family tradition of vacationing in Hampton Beach, NH, each summer. Lyle’s three children and son-in-law were his greatest source of pride. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends; entertaining all with his endless stories and banter. A special thank you to Dr. Elan Gorshein and the staff at Smilow Guilford and Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven. The Eastman family is starting a scholarship fund in Lyle’s name to honor his dedication to Westbrook Athletics. Donations can be made to the Lyle Eastman Scholarship Fund at Key Bank: 250 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413. Due to the current healthcare crisis, services will be held at a later date. To extend condolences to the Eastman family or share a memory of Lyle, please visit DignityMemorial.com.

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Kathy Bazinet

May 31, 2020

I will always remember Lyle’s kindness and generous spirit!

Ele Mosca-Peczynski

May 28, 2020

Janice and Family, our hearts are heavy thinking about the loss of Lyle. Our Family has a special bond with you two. It seems like yesterday when you and Lyle got engaged in our foyer while cat sitting! Although our prayers for his recovery were not answered, please know that we continue to pray for him every day. Our love and peaceful thoughts to you and your entire family.
Ele and Tom Peczynski

John Samiotis

May 19, 2020

I offer my condolences as well as my prayers to the Eastman family. I always looked up to Lyle as I was going through school. I will always remember his infectious smile, and his great sense of humor. A great athlete, and a better person. Blessings to all of you through this most difficult time. My sincere sympathy to all.

Steven Hadge

May 19, 2020

I met Lyle in elementary school and we were good friends through middle school. In high school we traveled in different circles. Lyle was an exceptional athlete and a very popular guy but he never changed. He was always the down to earth, friendly person I'd always known. We both went to Bates College and struck up our friendship again. After freshman year I didn't see Lyle much except at reunions or just running into each other somewhere. But when we did connect it was always like no time had passed and we'd pick up where we left off. He was a great guy. My deepest condolences to his family.

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