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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New Brighton High school. Even at that young age he stood out as something special. He still stands out as one of the most fun-loving, genuinely human persons in my 82 year memory.
Heaven will be a happier place with him there.
Wina Williams Nevling
Gods bless you all.❤️
I was lucky enough to get to know AJ through work. AJ always had the best positive mental attitude and I appreciated every single conversation we had together. AJ and I discussed the value of family and spending time outside of the office with the ones we love. I am so deeply sorry to hear of his passing, he had such a big personality, to go with his big laugh but an even bigger heart. May you all find peace during this difficult time.
AJ was a very dear friend. I talked with him almost everyday and prayed with him often. He was always very upbeat I=even at the end of his fight. He never gave all and always gave me encouragement. I know he loved you all dearly and enjoyed the family times together. Tonya I know you fought the good fight with him and I so deeply appreciate the strength and courage you showed through those days. Tracy I can't thank you enough for keeping me informed with what was going on.
May God Bless you and give you comfort in these very difficult times. I Loved Him Deeply and looking forward to seeing him face to face in Heaven.
Our thoughts and prayers are with AJ and your family. We will always remember the fun times we were able to share with AJ over the years. He was just one of those people that enjoyed life so much that it rubbed off on those around him....
The Kenney Family