The Life of Karon L. Esser

Karon L. (Thomas) Esser, 55, of Blandon, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 24, 2019 in her residence. She was the wife of Christopher L. Esser, whom she married on October 15, 1994. Born in Allentown, Karon was the daughter of Diane J. (Cook) Thomas, wife of Martin A. Yorkavitch, Kutztown, and the late Gary G. Thomas, who died on May 3, 2005.

Karon attended Kutztown Area High School and was previously employed as a Grid Caster by East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station. She had a love for her cats and prior to her long-time illness, jeep racing.

In addition to her husband, Chris and mother and step-father, Diane and Marty, Karon is survived by a sister, Vickie L. Thomas, Kutztown; and a son, James V. Martin, Kutztown. She was also excited about the arrival of a granddaughter in September. Along with her father, Gary, Karon was predeceased by a brother, Vincent G. Thomas in 1969.

Services for Karon were held privately.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be recorded at

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