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Jeremy Eschelbacher, 44

Berlin, MA - Jeremy Eschelbacher, 44, proud husband of Betsy (Meader), and father of Merri, Will, Ollie, and Eliot, of Berlin, MA, died suddenly August 17. He is also survived by his parents Roz and Michael Eschelbacher of Swampscott; his sister Liza (Aaron) Greenwald of Brunswick, ME, and brother Andrew (Suzy) Eschelbacher of Portland, ME. Jeremy was a physics teacher in the Science and Technology department at Grafton High School. He will be missed by a large extended family, many friends, and a generation of students whose lives he enhanced. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Jeremy Eschelbacher Memorial Scholarship, c/o Grafton High School, 24 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2015.
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July 18, 2016
Betsy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is rare to have the kind of love and relationship you and Jeremy must have had, and I know you have cherished memories to sustain you, and a vast outpouring of love and support. If there's ever anything I can do for you and yours, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Yours in friendship,
Scott Sprague
Scott Sprague
August 25, 2015
Betsy, this is just not fair. How can we help?
Robin Jubenville
August 24, 2015
Dear Betsy, Merri, Will, Ollie, Eliot, and families,

Jeremy was such a tremendous person. The hole that he leaves in your lives is unfathomable to us. We are holding all of you in love and prayer. We hope you are able to find comfort in your memories and love in the coming days and years. You are all well loved and we hope our community support helps make these next month's more bearable.
All of our love,
The Meltzers
Jessica Meltzer
August 23, 2015
Your Friends At The Grafton Public Library, Remember & Honor A Special Man, An Individual Who Touched So, So Many Lives.....Eternal Peace Dear Jeremy, Eternal Peace......
Gary Beauchamp
August 22, 2015
My prayers are with you all.
August 22, 2015
Jeremy, we will miss your sense of humor, your enthusiasm and your love of teaching. You were such a good friend, a devoted husband and a great father.
We'll miss seeing you on your morning and afternoon runs, on the soccer fields, in the middle of some home project, and the dinners we had together, having fun, friendly and passionate discussions about life and teaching and kids, always punctuated by you helping Ollie or Will, Merri or Eliott, and always there with your Bets.
We will always be here for you, Betsy, and for you all Merri, Wilton, Ollie and Eliott. And, know that Jeremy will always have a special place in our hearts.

Love and shared sorrows,
Mosher Family
August 21, 2015
Dear Eschelbacher Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. My son Ryan Lima was a huge fan of Jeremy. He reminded me last night that Jeremy, in addition to being a fabulous physics teacher,he had helped him with his college essay. Truly a wonderful man!He will be missed by the Grafton community. May you find peace at this sorrowful time.
Terese Hehir Lima
August 21, 2015
A wonderful man who will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to the entire family.
Dennis and Susan
Susan St Jean
August 21, 2015
He was a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed his classes. He was tough but fair. He gave up his own time to give extra help. I recall at a school meeting the way he described my kids mind and thought processes. He was excited about her being into science and I saw my teen in a different way. He totally understood the way she learns and she/I appreciated that.
Dawn Wareham
August 20, 2015
Betsy, Thinking of you and your beautiful children at this time. Our hearts break for your sudden loss of Jeremy. The Craig Family
August 20, 2015
Betsy-I haven't seen you in many years. Much love and prayers for you and your family. Love, Julie Brooks Burgess
Julie Burgess
August 20, 2015
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Joy and Frank Benosky
August 20, 2015
Oh Betsy, how our hearts break for you, the children & Jeremy's family. Linda Jones just told us. You will be in my prayers & I will stay in the loop with Linda. We will help you.
Love, Joanne & Ed Fitzpatrick & Family
Joaane Fitzpatrick
August 20, 2015
Mr. Eschelbacher's enthusiasm and love of science continue to inspire me and many of his other former students. He was an amazing teacher and I feel blessed to have been able to learn from him. He was very beloved by all. Prayers go out to your family.
Jessica Rastad
August 20, 2015
Betsy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids during this difficult time. Sending love to you from Florida.
Jeff & Tiffany Parker
August 20, 2015
Jeremy was a lovely, kind, patient man. A great teacher and coach, a wonderful husband and partner. We will miss him. Whatever we can do to help, you have only to ask. With love from the LeClair Family
Haidee LeClair
August 20, 2015
Dear Betsy and family, I speak for the entire Whalen family in extending our deepest sympathies to you, your children and all the Meaders as you deal with this sudden and tragic loss...May you be granted much strength and courage in the days to come...Love The Whalens Erie, PA
Bridget Whalen
August 19, 2015
I Love you and your family BETZ. So sorry that this has happened. I'll be thinking of you. I am here if you need ANYTHING AT ALL. LOVE.
Rachael Trigg
August 19, 2015
With love to my friend Betsy and her beautiful family.
Graeme Dennis
August 19, 2015
Betsy, you haven't left my thoughts since I heard the news. My deepest condolences to you and your family for your sudden loss. Thinking of you with love and sympathy.
Kathryn Sullivan
August 19, 2015
Our heart breaks for you and those beautiful children...may peace surround you while friends and family come together to hold you each up.
Jean Beal
August 19, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Jeremy was a wonderful teacher, thoughtful colleague, and friend at Grafton High. We will miss him,. Take care and God bless you And the children.
Marcia Pereira
August 19, 2015
Dearest Betsy and family love and hugs now and always
Gracemarie Megna
August 19, 2015
Betsy, no words can be spoken to express my sadness for your loss. I pray that with time and the love of your community, friends, and your beautiful children you will heal. Until our next lunch....much love from California.
Tina Chambers
August 19, 2015
Dear Betsy,
My deepest sympathies to you, your children, and family. Jeremy will be greatly missed by his fellow Buffaloes. He was always there with a word of encouragement and a dose of much needed humor during our long trail runs. May God's peace bring you comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
~Melanie Mahoney
August 19, 2015
Dear Betsy,
My deepest sympathies to you, your children, and family. Jeremy will be greatly missed by his fellow Buffaloes. He was always there for an encouraging word and always added humor to many of our runs. May God's peace bring you comfort during this difficult time.
~Melanie Mahoney
August 19, 2015
Betsy my heart goes out to you, your children and family!! So sorry for your loss.
Andrea Sullivan
August 19, 2015
Love you Betsy!
Rachel Burke
August 19, 2015
Dear Betsy,
Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Natalie Strand
August 19, 2015
While meeting at a weekly run, Jeremy always met me with a smile and words of encouragement. He will be missed by all the Highland City Striders and especially his fellow Water Buffaloes (trail running buddies).

I hope that God's glory guides him, and provides loving support for his family.
Mark Vital
August 19, 2015
Jeremy was an honorable man, and an exciting teacher who raised the self confidence of his students. I shall miss him.

Pat Collins, Substitute Teacher, Grafton High School
August 19, 2015
My condolences to the Eschelbacher family on the loss of your husband, father, son and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May Jeremy rest in peace.
A former colleague,
Denise Dagilis
Denise Dagilis
August 19, 2015
Besty I am so sorry for your loss. If you or the kids need anything I am only just up the street.
Your town friend Melinda
Melinda Rollins
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