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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Pastor S. Michael Eskra, Baptist minister, dies

  • Pastor S. Michael Eskra of Paupack Township died Tuesday afternoon, May 29, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. His wife of 43 years is the former Dolores “Dee” Berger.


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  • Pastor S. Michael Eskra of Paupack Township died Tuesday afternoon, May 29, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. His wife of 43 years is the former Dolores “Dee” Berger.
    Born in Hartford, CT, son of the late Stanley and Annabelle Brink Eskra, he was the pastor of the Cole Memorial Baptist Church, Hawley. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Evangelical Methodist College of Altoona and his master’s degree from the Baptist Bible Seminary. He had served from 1980-1993 as Principal and the Pastor of the Cardiff Baptist Church, Cardiff, NJ. He was a member of the I.F.C.A., and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and had worked for PPL for 13 years prior to his calling in the ministry.
    Surviving are a son S. Mikey, and a daughter Dawn Mead, both at home; grandchildren Jonathan, Courtney, Jordan, Caleb, Jenna, and Colin; a son-in-law Dean Mead; several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a brother Stephen and a sister Nancy Bonitz.
    Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Cole Memorial Baptist Church 711 Church St. Hawley, PA.
    Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church.
    Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Arrangements by the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.
    To send the family an online condolence visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
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