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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Thoughts and prayers for the whole family with the passing of your loved one Karen was a beautiful person and a great friend.
I want to thank you for being a very special aunt. I will miss you.
Phyllis, I wanted to let you know that my prayers cover you and your siblings during this very difficult time. Lost both of my parents in the past two years, so I understand and care. God grant you peace and many happy memories to sustain you.
Love, Prayers and Hugs,
Denise Dripps Stewart
Jeff - I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Whenever I saw him I could expect a smile and a pleasant conversation. He will be missed. Please accept condolences from the Musgrave family.
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father Jeffrey and Saundra. He and your mother were very dear friends. I truly wish I could have paid my respects in person. May they both rest in peace. They will be sorely missed. Sincerely from a high school and childhood friend. God rest their souls. Janet Barnes Felo
My deepest condolences to the Pander family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.
My deepest sympathies to Todd and all of the family, extended family, relatives and friends. Please remember the Good Memories and Special Moments that you all can cherish moving forward.
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mother. Praying for your whole family. ❤️
Our hearts and prayers are with you. Love Sandy, Jake and Rita
I worked with Paul and he was always so friendly. My condolences to his wife and family.
Sending prayers your way Mary Ann. You and Jim were a perfect couple. God bless you and your family
Our sympathies and prayers of comfort to you Mary Ann and your family. God Bless .
We'll see you again Pat & have quite the reunion in heaven all of us healed & healthy. What a comfort in knowing this truth!
My husband children and I will always have fond memories we shared with Paul's family for many years..
So sorry to read this. Fond memories of Donnadio family living around the corner from my family on 9th Street. My prayers and condolences to all.
My deepest sympathy for you Chris and your entire family and friends ...thoughts and prayers to you all in this most difficult time
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Elaine & Ducky Drake
Our heart aches for your loss. We rejoice with you that he is no longer in pain. He always knew how to make a wedding reception fun and lively. May God’s peace wash over you as you focus on the good memories.
Sorry Gary. I was just told about your wife yesterday. So sorry