Large image
Eileen Clinton passed on June 23, 2023. Born in March 26, 1934 in Wilmington, Delaware, to Caleb William and Antoinette Solia Eslinger, she grew up on 18th Street with two sisters, Ernie and Joanne. The trio loved to sing together, and during the war, they would entertain wounded soldiers as  “The Eslinger sisters”, the “Eslinger Swing Trio”, “The Stair Step Sisters”,  and “The Debs of Rhythm” and also sang for the World’s fair in 1940 at the RCA television studio exposition. They frequently sang at the Hippodrome for the Uncle Jack’s program in Baltimore, MD. Eileen began singing on the Uncle WIP show in Philadelphia, PA when she was 2 years old.  In her many singing engagements, she often met famous people.  At the age of 6 when Eileen was singing at the Hippodrome in Baltimore, she was seated next to a man who advised her how to perform in front of the audience and gave her some tips on singing which gave her more confidence, later finding out that this man was Bing Crosby.  After graduation from Alexis I. duPont High School, she worked for the telephone company as a secretary.  She was married to James A. Clinton who was her co star in their High school Opera “Maritana” and they resided in Wilmington, DE for approximately 30 years and raised 4 children before relocating to Newnan, GA.  Eileen and Jim owned Pine Mountain Campground in Pine Mountain Georgia for about 12 years and loved camping and traveling the country, and Eileen was the secretary for their community in Newnan for many years.

She is predeceased by her parents, her Husband James,  her sisters Ernie and Joanne, and her daughter in law Sarah J. Clinton.

She is survived by her four children, Keith, Dave (Linda), Dawn (Ron) and Kevin (Paula), her friend Floyd Jones, her  10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A family memorial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s hospital.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Eileen Clinton. We will remember her forever.

Tributes are short messages commemorating Eileen, or an expression of support to her closest family and friends. Leave your first tribute here, and others will follow.

Leave a Tribute

Light a Candle
Lay a Flower
Leave a Note
Recent Tributes
Recent stories

Invite others to Eileen's website:

Invite by email

Post to your timeline