Stephen S. Esh, age 69, of Paradise, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, April 22, 2019, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the husband of Mamie S. Riehl Esh. He was a member of Spring Garden Church. He was a stone mason all of his life. He will be greatly missed by his children: Catherine R. wife of Isaac L. Lapp, Amos R. husband of Karen Steiner Esh, late Mervin L. husband of Ruth Anne Yoder Esh, Susan F. Esh, and John M. husband of Ana Cazali Esh, 15 grandchildren, and 8 siblings: Sadie wife of the late Amos King, Eli husband of Anna Ruth Petersheim Esh, Amanda wife of the late Jonas Stoltzfus, Samuel husband of Linda Fisher Esh, Lydia Ann wife of Amos Fisher, Emanuel husband of Rachel Esh Esh, Abner husband of Lavina Stoltzfus Esh, and Mary Ann wife of Aaron Beiler. He was preceded in death by a brother Amos Esh.
Funeral service will take place from Spring Garden Church, 5197 Old Philadelphia Pike, Kinzers, PA 17535, on Wednesday, April 24th at 12 p.m. with a viewing from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, TODAY, from 2-4 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Spring Garden Cemetery. The family would like to thank the hospice nurses that cared for Stephen throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to the National Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 824401, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4401.