William “Bill” C. Eichelberger was born June 28, 1928 and raised in Buffalo, NY. He graduated from Canisius College and Detroit University and was working as a Chemical Engineer at DuPont, Niagara Falls when he was drafted. While serving in the Army, he met the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Eichelberger. They married and had three children: Marion, Christine, and William “Bill”.
Bill was a devoted member of Resurrection Catholic Church Parish where and he and Betty volunteered as CCD instructors and participated in many other church activities. He and Betty volunteered monthly at the Ministry of Caring Emmanuel Soup Kitchen in Wilmington and the Contact Crisis Hotline. During the summer months, Bill volunteered as an usher on Sundays at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
After working over 30 years as a Chemical Engineer at DuPont for over 30 years, Bill began his second and probably, favorite career. At 60 years old, he graduated with a Masters in Ecumenical Counseling from Neumann College. Bill then worked as a counselor for a variety of organizations, including the Catholic Diocese, helping and encouraging people. Bill’s goal was always to help people to “be their best.” When Bill and Betty moved to Maris Grove, he volunteered by ministering to the residents at Rose Court. Bill has resided the past 13 years in Glen Mills, PA, previously residing in Hockessin, DE and Newark, DE.
Bill is preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Elizabeth May Eichelberger, his parents Theodore and Teresa Heubusch Eichelberger and sisters Mary Ann Poth and Carolyn Montague (Lorne) and brother James (Jan). He is survived by his daughters Marion Fowler (David), Christine Dielmann, and son, William “Bill” J Eichelberger (Katie).
Grandchildren: Charlie, Anthony, Jason, Julie, Kelly, Jennifer, Carolyn and Liam
Great Grandchildren: Sam, Will, Caden, Shea, Conner, Harper, Sadie, Bowen, Belle, Finley and Delaney
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 25 at 11:00 AM at Maris Grove Chapel, Glen Mills, PA where friends and family may visit from 10:00-11:00 AM. A reception will be held after Mass at Maris Grove. Interment will remain private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions in memory of Bill Eichelberger be made to the Ministry of Caring at www.ministryofcaring.org. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com.