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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Uncle Buddy will be missed, my prayers with all the family.
Missing you so much, Mom 🌹
Forever in my heart ❤️
Sending all our love and prayers, The Weaver Family
Well Zachary we attended your Funeral on Friday and we were privileged to talk to 2 of your best friends Big Doug and Little Doug shared some great funny stories about you and we could not stop laughing. You were a funny person that made everyone laugh as only you could. We are glad we had the chance to know you, we wish we could have had more time together. Until we meet again. Rest In Peace
Oh every one..I just saw this at 11 p.m. Friday night! Breaks my heart that I didn't get to come to the funeral home. Your Mom was a loving neighbor and I will sure miss her "Dear Dee" ((hugs)) from Dee, Josh and Niki.. R.I.P. Mary Ellen..I will see you again someday in Heaven. She loved the Lord for sure! Praying for God's comfort to you all.
Hi George, Bobby and I are in Florida now. We were so sad to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a wonderful lady always nice to us. She loved you dearly. We are sending our sincere sympathy to you and your sisters and brothers. All our love Jessie and Bob Berkebile
To Marty and family I am so very sorry for your lost may God be with you all during this time.
The short time we got to know you Zach we working days the great features your personality which was always willing to help others whether it would be lending a helping hand or lending advice . We will miss watching you work next door with your uncle Mike. Rest in peace my friend And say hello to our son just in heaven he was also 26
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for everyone.
The members of the BHS class of 1978 wish to convey our sympathy to our classmate Rhonda and her entire family in the loss of her mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Although it's been awhile since I seen you, you've always been in my heart...my deepest sympathies to the family. Rest with God.
We are so sorry Clayton and family to hear of your brothers passing. Our sincere sympathy
So sorry for your loss.We grew up together & graduated together.
Grandma, we will miss you so much!! We hope you had a great first Easter in Heaven!! Love you so much!!
Eric, Greg and Brayden
May you Rest in Peace, brother.
She was such a unique individual lady not a wrinkle on her face very beautiful and spunky I will miss her tremendously . I have a good time helping to take care of her , there was never a dull moment, I will miss her very much
Joanne may you rest in peace I love you and I will miss you
As a child, you don't realize the impact that coaches have on you. When you look back as an adult, you realize the lessons learned in all sports, especially football, carry over to life. Thank you Tony for teaching us many important lessons.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. It is a terrible loss and I will be praying for you and your family every day. I am here for you if you need to talk about this with a colleague and friend. Your Mom is in heaven, free of pain and of the cares of this world.
I am so sorry for the loss of Lori. Sending thoughts, prayers and hugs.
I am so sorry for your guys loss. She is smiling down now and free of pain.