John R. Esbenshade, 85, a resident of Warminster, PA for 74 years, passed away on November 7, 2019. He was born in New Holland, PA, son of the late Jay and Virginia Esbenshade.
John was a U.S. Army veteran and Union Carpenter. He was proud of his family heritage and traditions. He enjoyed the outdoors, going on day trips, traveling, spending time with his family, and enjoying the smorgasbord at Shady Maple. You could often find John watching the history channel, talking with his neighbors, and behind a camera taking pictures of his family.
John is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn, and first wife, Mary; two sons: John S. Esbenshade (wife, Kuei Ling, and first wife, Ellen) and James Esbenshade (wife, Prudence) and Evelyn’s son, Richard Furchner, Jr. (late wife, Michelle); eight grandchildren: Sarah, John David, Abigail, Haley and Nathan Esbenshade, Enjoli Hurgunow, Richelle Sheets, and Erich Furchner; four great grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Wrigley. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brothers Robert, Spencer, and Clyde Esbenshade and his sisters Evelyn Colden and Jayne Jolly.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 10:00 am, followed by his funeral service at 11:00 am at Schneider Funeral Home, 431 North York Road, Hatboro. His interment will follow at 1:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Holland, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or HOPE Worldwide (www.hopeww.org).
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