Russell E. Esler Jr. and Linda J. Esler, Sebastian – Obituaries


SEBASTIAN – It is with heavy hearts and great regret that we inform of you the passing of both Linda J. (Leswing) Esler, 67, and Russell E. Esler Jr., 70, both of Sebastian, and formerly of Willow Grove, Pa. Linda passed away on Dec. 9, 2017. Russell passed away just a few short months later on March 28, 2018.

Russell E. Esler Jr. and Linda J. Esler
Russell E. Esler Jr. and Linda J. Esler

Both Linda and Russ were graduates of Upper Moreland High School. They were married on Sept. 10, 1978. Russ served in the United States Navy from November 1968 to June 1974 as a Photographer 3rd Class Petty Officer. They were residents of the Willow Grove area before moving to Sebastian in 2014. Both enjoyed the sun and sand of the New Jersey shore and more recently the crystal clear waters of Sebastian Beach.

Russ and Linda are survived by their daughter, Wendy Esler, of McKinney Texas, and Russ’ daughter, Kristen Robertson (Joe), of Port St. Lucie. They are also survived by Linda’s sister, Deborah; Russ’ sister, Elizabeth; Linda’s mother, Jean, of Vero Beach; and many other cherished family members will forever hold them in their hearts.

“Our hearts still ache with sadness and many tears still flow.

What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill.

In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still”

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.