Craig K. Esser
Craig K. Esser AGE: 51 • Belford Craig K. Esser, 51, of Belford, NJ, died on October 12, 2016 at Monmouth Medical Ctr. in Long Branch, NJ. He was born in Plainfield, NJ and was raised in Clark before moving to Belford 25 years ago. Craig received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, a Masters degree in Organic Chemistry from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Lehigh University. Craig worked as a Chemical Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific for the last 5 years and prior working at Merck for 21 years. He was a communicant of St. Catherine's. Craig coached for many years at MYAA, BYAA, St Catherine's and the Bayshore Bulldogs. To know and love Craig you had to appreciate his very dry sense of humor, his endless one liners, and his penchant for speaking with out filters. He will be missed dearly by his family especially by his Buttercup. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Lisa (McGowan) Esser; parents, Kenneth and Madeleine Esser of Oswego, NY; two sons, Robert Esser of Vorhees, NJ, Brian Esser of Belford NJ; daughter, Caitlin Esser of Belford NJ; and sister, Suzanne DeMicco of Queen Creek, AR. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:15 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:30 am at St. Catherine's R.C. Church, 110 Bray Ave., N. Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Craig's name to his family for the children's college fund. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com .
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