Herbert H. Esworthy, 83, of Westminster, died Saturday evening, Aug. 10, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House, after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Frederick County, he was the youngest son of the late J. Howard Esworthy and Margaret Helen Black Esworthy. He was the husband of Margaret Elaine Hahn Esworthy, with whom he recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
He had several jobs during his lifetime, most recently as a security guard at Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, which he enjoyed for many years until his health forced him to retire. He retired from Overnite Transportation as a long haul driver for 20 years, earning safe driving awards each year.
His family and many friends made over the years as a vendor at the Carroll County Farmers Market were important to him. He liked traveling all over the country visiting the states, especially the western states with his wife and family. He and his wife were also owners of the craft business they started more than 30 years ago, during which time he learned to do needle crafts and sold many items at the farmers market and craft shows. He enjoyed talking to everyone.
Surviving are daughters Lorraine and husband George Dorsey, of New Windsor, Donna and husband Scott Witmer, of Jarvisburg, N.C., and Barbara and husband Steve Lee, of Westminster; a son, Michael B. Esworthy, of Westminster; grandchildren Jennifer Glennon and husband Michael, Grant Dorsey and wife Karla, Steve Lee Jr. and Taylor Lee, all of Westminster, Sara Malbrough and husband Justin, of Savannah, Ga., and Josh and Zach Witmer, of Jarvisburg; great-grandchildren Kianna Lee, Grace and Lily Glennon, Zoe and Harper Malbrough, and Aubrey Dorsey; a sister, Leona Utz; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Herbert Esworthy Jr.; an infant daughter, Audrey; brothers Clifford and Roger Esworthy; and sisters Bessie Jenkins, Nellie Bond, Grace Wolfe, Rachael Campbell, Ella Mae Bauerlien, Sylvia Jenkins, Eileen Becker and Faye Haines.
There will be no viewing as his body was donated to Anatomy Gifts Registry per his wishes, for research in hopes of finding cures for diseases such as his.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of a memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157-5629.
Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com
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