Guy R. Eshelman, 89
May 30, 2022
Guy R. Eshelman, 89, was called to Heaven by his Lord and Savior on May 30, 2022 following a brief battle with cancer. Guy was a lifelong Manor Township potato farmer and graduate of Penn Manor High School. Throughout the years, he was a sales representative for Pioneer seeds, Lebanon fertilizers and chemicals, and spool irrigation systems. He was actively involved in Lancaster County Ag in the classroom and served on the Board of the Farm and Home Center. He was known for his inventiveness and ability to fix almost anything. He completed small engine studies at Penn State.
Guy was a corporation member of Lancaster Bible College since 1961 and a graduate of LBC’s Evening Institute. He was a member of Calvary Church since his youth and served on the Board of Directors of Teen Haven and then Water Street Mission from 1997 to 2013.
Guy’s greatest joys stemmed from his faith in Jesus Christ, his family, friends, and serving others. He had a heart of gratitude and love, and a great sense of humor to his very last day. Guy loved people and he and his wife kept an active social life, entertaining in Lancaster and in Fort Lauderdale, traveling, and attending events with friends. He was a prayer warrior, mentor, nurturer, encourager, protector, host, chef, and example for family and friends. He enjoyed family genealogy and was quite the historian. He was an example of wisdom and faithfulness in life and death. Guy was known for his hands which represented strength and hard work.
He is survived by his wife, Mary “Molly” E. Clark Eshelman, whom he loved, adored, and cherished. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Clyde K. and Florence Harnish Rohrer Eshelman. Surviving in addition to his beloved wife are a son, Dr. Guy R. Jr., husband of Carolyn Eshelman of Langhorne; two daughters, M. Yvonne, wife of Todd C. Crouse of Millersville, and Susan P., wife of John L. Wenger of Manheim; nine grandchildren; two step-sons, Murl Clark, husband of Sandy Clark, and Brad Clark, husband of Jennifer Clark; a step-daughter, Julie, wife of Ike Stoltzfus; seven step-grandchildren; eleven step-greatgrandchildren; a sister, Miriam, wife of Jay H. Stauffer; and a sister-in-law, Ann L. Peifer Denlinger. Guy’s precious wife of 40 years, Jane Peifer Eshelman, predeceased him in 1996. He is also predeceased by a sister, Velda Keener.
All are invited to attend a celebration of life on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. The family may be greeted before the celebration of life service from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. A luncheon will follow for all in attendance. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Guy’s honor to Water Street Ministries or Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary & Graduate School.
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Condolences to the Family
June 11, 2022
Dear Eshelman Family –
I found out about Guy too late to attend his service yesterday. We spent many years together on the Water Street board and Prperty Committee. He was always very faithful and helpful and a good friend. He was so also a distant cousin – my mother was an Eshelman. I will miss him. Love you all – Tom and Gayle Despard
June 08, 2022
I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Guy in Florida. his death has brought me great sadness and I will miss his charisma and sense of humor, qualities that touched my life in the moments I shared with him and his wife Miss Molly, (that is how I call her), in addition to his kindness he was a true gentleman and servant of the Lord. Not only in Pennsylvania he will be missed but here in Florida as well, I will always remember him as the Guy who greeted me with a big smile. Shalom to all his loved ones especially my sweet Miss Molly.
Liliana Aristizabal 🤍🤍
June 07, 2022
Fond memories are mine of ushering with Guy years ago at Calvary Independent. Guy carried out his ministry of ushering in a very kind, gracous and humble spirit. Guy and Molly were a wonderful couple, who were respected and admired by many people. May the God of all comfort, Jesus Christ, truly give the entire family much peace during these difficult days and time to come. In Christ’s love, Don Landis
June 07, 2022
My sincere condolences to Guy’s wife and families. As a neighbor and friend for the past couple decades we shared many conversations, an occasional lunch, some humor, and so many acts of generosity, kindness, and just plain goodness of heart. Thank you Guy for everything.
June 02, 2022
To Molly and All the Families:
Our hearts are aching because we’ve lost a dear sweet man. But as we all know Guy is now with our Savior Jesus Christ and we will see him some day. Molly we send our deepest sympathies to you and your families.
Ann and Steve Perry