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