Charles Wilbur Esserwein, a former local restaurateur, died yesterday at his Lutherville home after a long bout with Parkinson's disease. He was 75.
Funeral services for Mr. Esserwein will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 10 W. Padonia Road.
Mr. Esserwein was born in East Baltimore, the son of Louise and John J. Esserwein.
He worked as a manager of a Read's Drug store at Baltimore and Calvert streets.
In the early 1940s, Mr. Esserwein bought the Clearview Restaurant at Baltimore and Water streets. He sold that establishment in 1951 and bought the Orchard Inn Restaurant in Towson, which he operated with his brother, James.