The Obit For Jack Esrang

John E. Esrang

Published in Times News on January 26, 2010

John E. "Jack" Esrang, 88, formerly of Jim Thorpe, died Monday, Jan. 25, in the Hometown Nursing Center, Tamaqua. He was the husband of the late Jane (Butler) Esrang.

He was a track supervisor for the former Central Railroad of New Jersey, retiring from Conrail in 1980 after 30 years of service.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late John and Adelle (Miller) Esrang.

He was a member of St. Mark and St. John Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe.

Esrang was a past president and served on the board of the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, for 29 years.

He was a member of the Carbon County F. & A.M. Lodge No. 242, Jim Thorpe.

The deceased was a former minor league player for a major league baseball team.

Following his minor league career, he coached and was a referee for baseball and basketball throughout Carbon County.

Surviving are two daughters, Jane E. Esrang of Ben Salem and Suzy Esrang of Nesquehoning; and a brother Ronald, and his wife, Phyllis, of Jim Thorpe.

He was also predeceased by a son Jackie.
Service: Funeral service noon Thursday, Jan. 28, Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe, with the Rev. Fr. John C. Wagner, OSL, officiating. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Jim Thorpe. Call 11 a.m.-noon Thursday. Contributions may be made to the "Jack Esrang Sports Scholarship Fund" at Jim Thorpe National Bank, 12 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, Pa. 18229.