LOWELLVILLE Anthony Babe Esarco, 87, died Nov. 11, 2017, at 2:35 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center surrounded by many of his loved ones.
He was born Oct. 28, 1930, in New Castle, Pa., a son of Giacomo and Susie DePrano Esarco.
He was a 1949 graduate of Lowellville High School.
Anthony worked at Sharon Steel for over 50 years and after retirement, he was called back as a consultant. He served stateside in the U.S. Marines, where he was a photographer.
Anthony was a great conversationalist who enjoyed tinkering, gardening, cooking, photography, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church.
His wife, Mary Jo Esarco, whom he married Dec. 8, 1957, died March 5, 1996.
He leaves three sons, Timothy Esarco of Lowellville, Terrance Esarco of Boardman, and Gerald (Beth) Esarco of Hermitage, Pa.; four daughters, Ann Toni-Jean Esarco of Lake Geneva, Wis., Britheen Smith of Hillsville, Pa., Patricia (John) Wardle of Poland, and Elizabeth Vanover of Lowellville; two sisters, Susie (James) Barone of Lowellville and Sandy (Frank ) Filisky of Lowellville; 12 grandchildren, Bryan (Antigonne), Christopher, Brittany (Enrique), John, Jacquelyn, Mary Jo, Jacob, Antoinette, Van Anthony, Madison, Megan Rae, Lila Rose. He also leaves great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, Anthony was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Esarco Jr., Alex Esarco, and Gerald Esarco.
A prayer service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Lowellville Chapel, 244 McGill St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church at 10 a.m., with Fr. Larry Frient officiating.
Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff, doctors, and nurses of the CVIC Unit at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center for their professionalism and care doing their best in this difficult situation.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
Peace to the Esarco family
“Let me express my sincere sympathy. May the Lord lead Babe to the heavenly home he prepared for him for all eternity, and may he bring comfort to all of you. May you find peace in knowing that Babe is in peace.”
» Fr. Bill Loveless on November 18, 2017
My deepest condolences
“Now is Mr. Esarco’s time to rest... may the God of all comfort... comfort his family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4”
» KMB on November 16, 2017
I'm not a robot
“My thoughts an prayers with the family,sorry for you loss ”
» Sharon noble on November 15, 2017
“Thoughts and prayers to the Esarco Family for the loss of Babe. He will be missed by many family and friends but never forgotten.”
» Jim Bisconti (California) on November 14, 2017
BLESSINGS FOR FAMILY
“THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THE ESARCO FAMILY. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. ”
» DEBBIE AND JIM SHEELY (ARIZ) on November 14, 2017
“My sincere and deepest sympathies to the Esarco family. ”
» George Nakley on November 14, 2017