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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Our deepest sympathy to the families may he rest in peace
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. Glad to have had the opportunity to meet and know a wonderful lady. She will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Mary McAllister
Janice, Tom and Entire Family,
So very sorry for your loss....but your loss here, is Heaven's gain. Rest assured that Jesus has a beautiful mansion just for her. Sending our LOVE to all.
My condolences to the family and friends of Kathy. She was always a very nice person to sit for a spell with and I am so glad that I was her neighbor. She is at peace so let your hearts rest knowing she no longer has to suffer. May God bless you all and comfort you.
Matt and Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
My deepest condolences Dick & Lori. So sorry for your family’s loss
I am so sorry for your loss.I won't be able to attend the service.my heart go out to the entire family
I will miss Mr. Melvin very much. I Know he is resting with THE Lord, and I look forward to seeing him again on that great getting up morning.
My heart goes out to the entire Kirkland family in honor of your father who was an inspiration to anyone who knew him. I was blessed to educate the majority of his children who were some of my finest students because of the values instilled in them by this incredible man and his beautiful and wonderful wife. He leaves a lasting legacy of love, respect, and kindness. God bless you all in this challenging moment in time. Mr. D
To Mrs. Hattie Jane Kirkland & Family. Pastor Melvin T. Jackson and Rev. Thelma H. Jackson along with the Official Board and Congregation do share with you in the Homegoing Service of your beloved husband. John 14, states to not let your heart be troubled. May God watch over you and your family.
Family. I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you bunches, Cousin Robbin and family!❤
Deepest sympathy to Ellen and Dino,I took care of your Mom at the VSJ,until I retired.I never forget the good residents,she was a precious soul,we would laugh and talk about all kinds of things.RIP Rose!It was an honor to take care of her!
Ellen, Dino, Mary and family: My prayers cover you during this very difficult time. May God fill your days with happy memories and laughter until we are reunited.
Love and Prayers,
Denise Dripps Stewart
Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kirkland family. Sending our love during this difficult time. ❤️
To the Kirkland family I send my condolences and prayers to help you find comfort and strength in the arms of the Lord God. May the peace of God be with you.
So sorry for your loss..heaven gained an angel..prayers sent to your family..also Gary t. Cogley wishes u the same
We wish to share our deepest sympathies to you Roger and your Family. Blessing.s and may She RIP.
Carol, Mike, Julie, Dave and families, we are very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. While this is a time of sadness we hope that you are able to celebrate the many good things that Gary stood for and accomplished. May he rest in peace.
Carol, Michael, Julie, David and family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Wishing peace and comfort to you all during this difficult time.
Gary was my Supervisor at US Airways, We had a great relationship as he did with all of his crew. The one thing that stands out when my granddaughter was hit by a car. He was soo kind , he gave her a small teddy bear and flowers. When I had a surgery and was off for several weeks he would call and ask how I was doing. Gary was more then my supervisor- he was a friend and will think of him often. Gary did soo many small thoughtfull things quietly for people that most people never knew.