Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


Daniel Eskesen

April 5, 1936May 24, 2019

Daniel Eskesen, 83, of Manahawkin passed away Friday May 24th, 2019.

Born in Plainfield, NJ, Dan lived in Glassboro and Bay Head for several years before moving to Manahawkin.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Janice Pearson Eskesen, son, Joe, daughters, Marybeth Pavlik (Mike)and Tricia Murtha (Shawn) , sisters, Mary Slover and Catherine Pellerano, 4 grandchildren, Kelly Eskesen Denegre, Daniel and Meredith Pavlik and Thomas Murtha, and many nieces, nephews and cousins,friends and his PSE&G brethren.

Dan was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving our country aboard the USS Canberra. One of his greatest memories of his time on the USS Canberra was when President Dwight D. Eisenhower came aboard the ship to be escorted to a meeting.

He worked at Public Service Electric and Gas for 35 years, the majority of those years were spent in the Salem Nuclear Generating Station.

A celebration of Dan’s life will be held Friday May 31st 12:30 PM at St. Mary of the Pines Catholic Church, 100 Bishop Lane Manahawkin, NJ. 08050.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 30th from 5PM until 8PM at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral home, 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ and again Friday at St. Mary of the Pines Church from 11:30 AM until the funeral mass at 12:30

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beachview Avenue, Manahawkin, immediately following Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donation made be sent to St. Mary Academy Foundation in care of St. Mary Church, PO Box 609 Barnegat, NJ 08005, in memory of Daniel Eskesen. Condolences may be sent to www.shinnfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, May 31, 2019


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Stephen Pearson

May 29, 2019

My memories of Uncle Danny date back to when we were living with grandma and pop-pop Pearson in North Plainfield and he and Aunt Jan were just dating. Over the years he impressed me as a proud quiet man, one of “few words”, but whenever he spoke you wanted to pay attention because he knew what he was talking about when he spoke about something. At some of their major life events like their new home in Glassboro, the birth of each child - Joseph, Mary Beth, and Tricia, their home in Manahawkin, and the Inn in Bay Head, he’d never boast but you could see the joy and pride in his smiling eyes. My other memory of Uncle Danny was his incredible work ethic, often working several extra shifts for PSEG even on holidays, and bringing that same focus to projects around their home as well. That is something I’d like to think I’ve emulated and shared that gift with my own children Sean and Emma as well. He will be sorely missed but now resting in heaven smiling down on his family and the many people that have had the privilege to know him. Peace and prayers - Stephen, Sean, and Emma Pearson.