David Eugene Esser, 51, of Waterford, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. He was born on February 19, 1971, in Erie, son of Judith Marlene (Potter) Esser and John Leighton Esser Sr. Dave was a graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School, class of 1989. Upon graduating from high school, he furthered his education at the Erie Business Center in which he earned an Associates Degree in Business Management. Dave worked as a roofer for the past 25 years with the Roofers Union Local #210. Dave loved to travel with his loving wife, Jennifer Lynn (Jones) Esser. Together they would take rides on his motorcycle for a day get-away. His love for his wife extended further with their beloved dog and cats. Keita, Dave’s dog would walk beside him while outside. He was also a loving son to his mother, Judith, and a loving brother to his brothers and sister, who all will greatly miss his comical self.

Dave was a person of nature with feeding the birds and deer or gardening. Throughout the summer he would grill which often would linger through the woods to his mothers house. Dave was one who would be there if you needed someone and one who would make people laugh. He enjoyed going golfing on the weekends with his brothers and friends. During his younger years, he played Little League Baseball.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Leighton Esser Sr., maternal grandparents, Charlotte (Zuck) Potter and Raymond Potter, paternal grandparents, Pearl (Lambert) and Martin Esser Sr., his nephew Ryan Leighton Esser, and his loving mother-in-law, Sharon A. Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lynn (Jones) Esser, father-in-law, William E. Jones, mother, Judith Esser, brother, John (Bobbie) Esser Jr., brother, Michael (Tammi) Esser, sister, Jennifer (Gregory) Luczak, stepbrother, Michael Wykoff. Brother-in-laws, William (Stella) Jones, Michael Jones and his partner Ian Ames, Brian (Tiffany) Jones. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, a great nephew, great niece, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the French Creek Animal Rescue, 13869 Route 19, Waterford, PA, 16441 AND Forgotten Feline of Western New York (forgottenfelineswny@gmail.com) forgottenfelineswny.com