T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home

329 Goodnight Ave, Pueblo, CO


Scott Emerson Eslinger

January 14, 1947February 1, 2020

Scott Emerson Eslinger passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 1, 2020 after a battle with dementia. Born January 14, 1947 in Pueblo, Colorado to Muriel and Warren Eslinger. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara of 49 years and three beautiful children. Sons Ryan (Brandice), Eric (Karlie), and daughter Lori (Mike) VanManen. The joy of his life were his ten grandchildren. Jace, Javin, Jett Eslinger, and Jaxon, Kinslie Eslinger and Jordyn, Aiden, Taylor, Tristan, and Adalyn VanManen, sister Diane Borton. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science and worked for Black Hills Corporation for 40 years. Scott loved the outdoors and his labs. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports and his loud cheers for the Broncos and Rockies will be dearly missed. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A memorial service will be held for friends and family at the First Presbyterian Church on February 7 at 2:00.


  • Memorial Service Friday, February 7, 2020


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Amy Gray

February 14, 2020

Dear Eslinger Family,
Deepest sympathy and huge hugs and love to you all. So much of our precious childhood spent together, wow Scott's passing is quite overwhelming to process. So many beautiful memories and moments of what FAMILY will always mean to me.
My most favorite is when we were once again celebrating a Bronco Sunday battle at the old 310 W 16th. The Gray, Eslinger and Yaklich clans ready for Barbara's famous cheese dip in the crock pot and most importantly-keeping the kids out of the way of the TV. Remember how little that TV was, how we had to hit it for reception, and how us kids were seemingly born for the job of remote control? Foil on the antennas??? Oh my goodness, so funny. Us kiddos were all playing in the front yard, and some interception or fumble or TD happened and I swear to GOD, the roars coming from our living room actually moved the earth. The windows, house, front yard and I think entire block were on full shake rattle and roll tilt. Wild! It was and still is such a vivid memory. We sure did know how to have fun didn't we. Our dads the ring leaders.
I love you all so very much, there is a special place in my heart for all of you. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dad and husband and send prayers.
Slinger- have fun in heaven and may all your wildest sporting contest wins come true so you don't have to cuss the TV anymore... Or not, because I know how you loved to do that too ;)
May you have peace, you are missed and remembered well.
Peace and love always,
Amy Gray
Indigo and Ruca

William and Deborah Flowers

February 5, 2020

Ryan, Eric and Lori - Our time with Scott was short, but we always enjoyed our time with Scott & Barb at the numerous sporting events and family gatherings! Ryan you are such a special son in-law to us and our hearts are deeply saddened for all of you! Barb, you have been a great support to Scott! You all are in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless you all!!!

Matt Mraovich

February 5, 2020

Scotty. The epitome of a great friend. Best all around guy I’ve ever known. He always kept the moral up in our department with his sense of humor. We worked together for years and I never heard him complain. Everybody liked Scotty. He was compassionate and caring and oh my goodness he loved Barb and his kids! Everybody in heaven has a bigger smile with Scotty there. I could’ve never had a better friend.

Abe Aragon

February 5, 2020

I was shocked and saddened when I received the news about Scott, for you see, Scott and I were work mates for over 40yrs. I remember the first day I walked into the construction department at the power company, Scott smiled and welcomed me to the department, after that we were good friends. He helped me as I struggled through my apprenticeship lessons all the way until I became a journeyman. We had many good memories together, I will truly miss Scott. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Eslinger family.

Mike Scott

February 4, 2020

Such sad news. I played American Legion baseball with Scott during the summer, and we were baseball rivals with me at East and Scott at Centennial during the school year. He was a fine athlete and a good friend. My prayers go out to Barbara and all the family. Rest in peace Scott, you will be missed.