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William Henry Eberspacher, age 70, of Cambridge, MD, died Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge.
Born in Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD on February 26, 1939, he is the son of the late Frederick Edward Eberspacher and Katherine Metz Eberspacher.
Mr. Eberspacher made the family farm, The Brick House Farm in Drawbridge his home throughout his entire life. He was a graduate of North Dorchester High School, Class of 1957 and had attended the University of Maryland, College Park for two years.
On November 10, 1962 he married the former Ann Spicer of Cambridge, MD.
Mr. Eberspacher was a farmer and since the 1970’s he worked during the winter delivering oil in Cambridge for Leon Hurley, Granville Hooper, and lastly for Pep-Up. He retired in 2000 due to his health beginning to fail as a result of severe depression. Two years ago he developed dementia and was a resident at Mallard Bay Care Center for the past five months.
Mr. Eberspacher’s early Christian education and Confirmation were at Immanuel Evangelical & Reform Church which later became the Immanuel United Church of Christ. He later attended Grace Baptist Church, Hurlock, MD for 17 years and had been a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, Cambridge, MD for about 10 years.
Mr. Eberspacher was a very faithful worker and supporter of Golden Shore Christian School from 1973 to the 1990’s serving on the Golden Shore Christian School Board most of that time. He was also a member of the Dorchester County Farm Bureau.
His hobbies were reading particularly topics of history and was an avid NASCAR fan since his teenage years.
Surviving is his wife Ann Spicer Eberspacher of Cambridge, MD; a son Curtis Edward Eberspacher and his wife Patricia “Trish” of Cornelius, NC; two grandchildren Jeannine A. Eberspacher and Joseph M. “Joey” Eberspacher; a great-grandson Elijah Eberspacher; sisters-in-law Elois S. “Lois” Eberspacher of Grasonville, MD and Ruth Spicer Gray of Cambridge, MD, Doris Spicer Dove of Salisbury, MD and R. Elaine Spicer of Seaford, DE; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a sister and brother-in-law Anna Eberspacher VanCleve and Ben Van Cleve; a brother Fred P. Eberspacher; a brother and sister-in-law Emerson W. Eberspacher and Norma J. Eberspacher; brothers-in-law Joseph L. Spicer, Russell L. Gray and Ercell S. Dove; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Betty Spicer Fehsenfeld and Arthur L. Fehsenfeld, Jr.; and two nephews Steven M. Dove and Charles F. Eberspacher.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10th at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Dave Stewart. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be John “Jack” Van Cleve, Ted Eberspacher, Doug Eberspacher, Mark Eberspacher, Emerson “Rusty” Eberspacher, Jr., and Chem Albites.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Mr. Eberspacher’s memory to Alzheimer’s Assoc. Greater MD Chapter, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-5122.
Place of Birth: Cambridge, MD USA
Death: January 31, 2010
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD USA
Posted by: Howardene Brem ANN: George and I are so sorry to hear about Bill' passing. We were away for 6 weeks and am now just reviewing the obituaries only to discover his passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and again we are so sorry for your loss. 04/19/2010 Posted by: Jean Henderson Ann, My prayers are with you. I know God is giving strength and peace during these past few months. Love and prayers, Jean 03/20/2010 Posted by: Stuart Richardson Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if we can do anything to help. The Richardson's: Stuart,Lisa, Wyatt and Garrett 02/21/2010 Posted by: Mark and Susan Andrew Dear Ann, We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You and Bill were both very good to our Uncle Bill and we will always appreciate all you did for him. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you. With deepest sympathy, Mark and Susan 02/21/2010 Posted by: A sympathy card has been sent to a friend or relative of William Henry Eberspacher. 02/20/2010 Posted by: PHYLLIS JAMES ANNE: I AM SO SORRY. LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU. FONDLY, PHYLLIS 02/05/2010 Posted by: Karl and Mary Frances Rinas Dear Ann, We are so sorry to hear about Bill. He will be deeply missed by us. Thank you for being so much a part of our family for all of these years. We pray for the peace of God to you at this time. All our love, Karl and Mary Frances 02/04/2010 Posted by: Shirley Witt Dear Ann and Curtis: We just learned of Bill's passing. We are so sorry to hear it. We will always remember the gentle man that Bill was so many years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Shirley and Jack 02/04/2010 Posted by: Dawn Willey Henry I'm very sorry for your loss. I was very lucky to have been able to take care of Mr. William. He was a great man and will be missed dearly. May God bring you comfort and peace as time heals. Please accept my deepest sympathy. 02/04/2010 Posted by: Carol Knauer Price Will be greatly missed, I have a lot of good memories and will always remmeber his smile and love to talk. At the fire company bar-b-que him and Curtis coming up there and the orange Mavrick he helpded Curtis with and when I would go out the election poll when Dad and Mom went to vote. I will always remeber Mr. Peewee as he was known my many. My thoughts and pryayers are you, Curtis and your family and with you Miss Ann. 02/01/2010 Posted by: wayne & mary simmons Dear Ann and Curtis we are so sorry for your loss. God bless you and all of the family, Mary Ellen Simmons 02/01/2010 Posted by: Lee, Francine, and Russell He was a great man .. he will be missed. 02/01/2010 Posted by: Curtis Eberspacher Thank you Colleen for announcing my father's passing today. He was a great Dad and I already miss his laugh, his wisdom , and his love. 01/31/2010
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