Donald L. Eiler, 78, of White Twp., passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at his residence.
Born June 11, 1937, in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Clyde and Gladys Baker Eiler. He was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School class of 1955 and Geneva College class of 1974 where he received a bachelor’s degree. He was a veteran of the United States Army, 11th Airborne Division. Don retired as Chief from the Beaver Falls Police Department then went on to serve as the Magisterial District Judge for Beaver Falls area, then Senior Judge. He also served as Chief of Police for West Mayfield. He was a member of Beaver Valley Police Revolver League, Chiefs of Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Special Court Judges Association of PA, and was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Janet McCoy Eiler; a very special granddaughter whom resided with him, Shandi Beth Ward; children, Dawn (Patrick) Murphy, New Brighton; Nancy (Steve) Javonovich, High Point, NC; Roxane (Ken) Crosby, North Apollo; William Ward (Kim Lang), Rochester; Kimberly (Chris) DeDominicis, New Brighton, and Debra Ward (Ron Griffith), Hendersonville, NC; sister, Jeanne (Charles) See, East Palestine, OH; brother-in-law, Paul Farkas, West Mayfield; grandchildren, Kelly (Pete) Hooper, Julie (Michael) Weimer, Matthew (Holly) Murphy and Megan Javonovich, and ten step-grandchildren, Brian, Michael and Annie Crosby; Anthony and Lexi DeDominicis; Troy, Tiffany, Chad and Trey Pieprzyk, and Maxwell Howell; two great-grandsons, Connor Weimer and Gregory Hooper; five step-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Alice Eiler; a son, Joseph Eiler; two brothers, Clyde and William Eiler, and three sisters, Evelyn Kellner, Esther Guthrie and Hazel Farkas.
His wife would like to express sincere thanks to Tina Cleckley, Don’s home health aide, who brightened his days.
Family and friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. officiated by Judge William R Livingston II, in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1117 Fifth Ave., Beaver Falls, www.gabauerluttonfuneralhome.com. Private interment will be at Sylvania Hills.
Members of the Veteran Honors Guard will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 3:50 p.m. to provide full military honors.
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Lots of memories to be shared ! Uncle Joe could do so many things well, from building a home for his family to making the best cookies in town! He will be missed. Love and hugs to my cousins. Tante Gayle has her buddy back in her arms. She sure loved that man.
Joe was an amazing man. I will miss him on his trips to Walmart for his cookie ingredients!!! I love you , Joe! You touched my heart and I will miss you emmensley
To the family Kimberley and I extend our condolences . Mr Gumpf lived life well and leaves many memories that will both comfort and provide wisdom in the next season of each of your and our lives.
May the peace of God our Father be with you all.
Pastor Kimberley and Perry Small
Dayne..I just want you to know I am truly sorry for the loss of your Dad. If there is anything I can do to help you through this difficult time, please let me know. My heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family...
Bill was a good friend in High School. You have my thoughts and sincere condolence. RIP Bill.
Your friend Donnie
Mr. David I'm going to miss our chats, you brightened my day Everytime I seen you.. you always had a kind word for everyone. I will never forget you,, Rest with the Angels my sweet man..
Your Dunkin friend
As a representative on the BHS class of 1978 I would like to express our sympathy to Jan and her family on the passing of her dad. Personally I would like to express my own sympathy as I know my parents are deeply saddened by the passing of their very good friend Bert! You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time in your life!
Sue Weber and the BHS class of 1978.
Jim and family,
My heart is heavy knowing your grief first hand. I will be praying for God's comfort and peace through the days ahead, many memories to share at family gatherings and much laughter till we are all together again.
Denise Dripps Stewart
Remembering Bert - we feel privileged that we had lunch with him just a couple of weeks ago with the CUP church group.
He lives on at our house when we look at the trees and bushes he and his crew planted to beautify our yard!
I will always remember sitting on our front step and talking to Bert the day they had transplanted 3 pine trees from our old house.
Why was it special? It was his 50th birthday.
A very special man — in the church and the community. Gone but not forgotten .
My sincere condolences to the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones (John 5:28-29). Oh how we long for the day when pain suffering and death will be no more, these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-5).
As part of the "Pate Golf Group" we will always cherish the time spent with Bert on and off the golf courses. He was always a joy to be with. His enthusiasm was infectious. His smile contagious. He was always a gentleman. We look forward to seeing Bert again in Heaven!
Robyn , Beth , Michael and Lisa, and your families. My earliest memories are of your mother and your family and how much love was in your house. Your mother will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.
Lisa and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Betty. May it comfort you to remember that Jesus Christ's death and resurrection conquered death and the grave making your loss temporary. Betty is a bigger part of your future than she ever was of your past. She will be waiting for you in heavenly eternity with her beautiful smile and a warm embrace, never to be separated again. A glorious reunion awaits you! John 11:25 Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying."
We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. But we are also rejoicing for Betty who is now face to face with our risen Lord, and He is wrapping you and your family snugly in His peace and love at this time.
Dear Clair, Emily & Adam: We were saddened to hear of your dad's death and you have our deepest sympathy. Our favorite memories of your dad are from his days playing softball with Concord's team back in the '80s and '90s. Man, could he wallop that ball! Now he's with your dear mom. I'll always be indebted to her because she's the person who convinced me to volunteer as a counselor at Jumonville. Praying for your family during this time of grief. Love always, John & Marcia Cater
Sorry for your loss
Sending prayers for your family
Darlene George. Harold
RIP dear friend — it was such a pleasure going to Pittsburgh Beauty Academy awith you as you ventured to also gain your cosmetology license. You were a great and living person. We had great time at all the cutting/stying competitions — to include the Nashville TN competition. Oh my.....lots of great memories made. May your family rejoice in all the contributions you made and gave to all you knew. Farewell Howdy 💙
We were sorry to hear about Ralph and Mary. So good to have known them as cousins and fellow Christians. Thinking of all of you.
With heartfelt sympathy .
Howdy was a wonderful person and he will b greatly missed.
I worked with him at Hair Unlimited and he never missed a day of work unless he was sick! So loyal to his customers and so giving as a co-worker..
Rest In Peace, friend
My prayers to the family ... hugs from on Taira, Shane, Michelle, Nate & Hunter