Michael Esber, Jr.

Born: Wed., Dec. 23, 1953
Died: Fri., Mar. 1, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 04, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Mar. 05, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 05, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

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Michael Esber, Jr., age 65 of Canton, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was born on December 23, 1953 to the late Michael, Sr. and Barbara (George) Esber. Mike was a 1971 Oakwood graduate; he then became the owner and operator of Esber's Restaurant and Lounge. He was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. In his free time, he enjoyed drag racing and vacationing, but most of all he enjoyed time with his family. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sandra; children Lisa (Jason) Stout, Kristin (Michael) Ecksmith, and Stephanie (Dr. Dustin) Fox; seven grandchildren Julia and Mikey Bitzel, Gavin and Roman Stout, Hannah Ecksmith, Lucas and Layna Fox. Also survived by siblings Susie (Steve) Baranyk, Michele Esber, Nemer (Patti) Esber, Debbie (Hilarion) Charles, and Bruce Esber; brother-in-law Frederick (Leota) Herman; sisters-in-law Karen Jordan and Sharon Roebuck. Family and friends will be received at the Rossi Family Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Another hour of visitation will be held on Tuesday morning in the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services to begin at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Michael Corbin officiating. Interment will follow in North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church.


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Paul Knott
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
My condolences to the whole Esbers family. You lost a good one and heaven gained one. RIH Mike!

Robert C Fashbaugh
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief. Mike was a great guy, which is a reflection of the entire Esber family!
RIP Michael

Mike Milkovich
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
I'm really sorry for your loss,he will be missed by all he new him.we had some really good cruise nites on Cleveland ave! goodbye friend.

Jack MacDonald
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Bruce, Debbie and family,

Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Jack and Mary Ann Mac Donald9

Theresa Fox
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are for your comfort through this difficult time.

Bob Gasper
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mike was such a good friend during our high school days. Although I haven't seen him in many years, the thought of Mike and seeing his picture again, brings a smile to my face. He will be missed and always remembered by me.

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