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Samuel Esch

Samuel Esch

Saturday, December 23rd, 1944 Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

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Obituary for Samuel W. Esch

Samuel Wayne Esch, age 74, passed away on May 23rd, 2019 at Brethren Village, Lititz, PA.
Sam is survived by his wife, Stella Hershey Esch, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on April 17th. He is also survived by his two daughters, Melissa (Scott) Zook, of Tanzania, Africa, and Angie (Tom) Lohr, of Lancaster, PA, and 7 grandchildren, Abigail Zook and Whitney, Dawson, Karina, Alex, Victor and David Lohr. He is also survived by his four siblings, Vernon (Reta) Esch, Lillian (John) Martin, Doris (Jim) Mellinger and Elizabeth Boyce.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Anna Esch, formerly of New Holland, PA.
Sam enjoyed carpentry work for a number of years before becoming self-employed as a building contractor for 30 years.
He served on numerous mission trips to Ecuador, Colombia, SA, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grenada, Barbados, Far East Russia, Ireland, Kenya, and Uganda as well as participating in Voluntary Service (VS) in Florida and Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) in multiple states.
Sam was a member of Lancaster Evangelical Free Church (LEFC) in Lititz, PA.
Sam was a faithful follower of Jesus throughout life’s many ups and downs. Sam was devoted to his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, singing, playing games, riding bike, and joking around.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 25th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and again on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. Visitation and the service will be at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church (LEFC), 419 Pierson Road, Lititz, PA 17543.
Memorial donations in memory of Sam may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org. To send the family online condolences visit www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Lancaster Evangelical Free Church
    419 Pierson Rd.
    LITITZ, PA
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    Saturday, May 25th, 2019
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Lancaster Evangelical Free Church
    419 Pierson Rd.
    LITITZ, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, May 26th, 2019
    3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Lancaster Evangelical Free Church
    419 Pierson Rd.
    LITITZ, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, May 26th, 2019
    4:00pm
    Officiant
    Tony Hunt
    Co-Celebrant
    Keith Rohrer
  • Interment

    Witness Park
    Rothsville Road
    LITITZ, PA
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Earl Martin

Farewell to a close friend from grade school days at Maple Grove, Western and Garden Spot High School. I remember Sam as an humble and thoughtful person with a subtle and wonderful sense of humor. Love and blessings to the family.

- Earl Martin
Comment | Posted at 07:42pm via Condolence
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Earl Martin

Farewell to a close friend from grade school days at Maple Grove, Western and Garden Spot High School. I remember Sam as an humble and thoughtful person with a subtle and wonderful sense of humor. Love and blessings to the family.

- Earl Martin
Comment | Posted at 07:42pm via Condolence
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Jenni Simmons

Stella, Melissa and Angie, I am so sorry to hear about Sam's passing. It's been many years since I've seen any of you but you never forget a good neighbor. May you find comfort in God's promises knowing that he is at home with his heavenly father and you'll see him on the other side one day. Keeping you all in thought and prayer in the days and weeks to come. Your former Leola neighbor, Jenni Rodgers Simmons
Comment | Posted at 02:42pm via Condolence
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Angie Lohr

Thank you, Jenni! - Angie
Posted at 11:29pm

Scott-Melissa Zook

So nice to hear from you, Jenni! Thank you! ~Melissa
Posted at 01:58pm
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