Donald B. Eichelberger

Born: Wed., Aug. 8, 1923
Died: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

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Donald Bruce Eichelberger age 96 of Sharpsville, Pa on January 27, 2020 beloved husband of Winifred Joyce Eichelberger. He was the youngest son of the late Johann Adam And Nona M Eichelberger. Donald was born August 23, 1923 in Sunnyside, Hopewell Township, Bedford County, PA.

Donald was a proud WW II, veteran of the Pacific Campaign and a long standing member of several veterans’ organization. He was at his death the oldest member of the First United Methodist Church where he had served in many leadership positions. He graduated from Robert Smith High School in Yellow Creek, PA. He also graduated from Bliss Electrical School in Takoma Park, MD. He retired from the Westinghouse Transfer Division in Sharon, PA.

He was a long time participant in the Sharpsville Service Club , the Shenango Valley Christian Associates, American Legion, VFW and Honor Guard of West Middlesex.

Among his many interests were gardening and traveling. Donald traveled to the Philippines and Okinawa where he had been in the military. Mission trips were to Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Winifred. Three sister in laws. Mrs. Elizabeth S. Dittmar, Ms. Catherine R. Dittmar, Mrs. Barbara S. Dittmar. His four children, David and Sandra (Thomas)Moffitt of Pittsburgh. Emily (Jeffrey)Garrett of West Middlesex. Susan Hake of Sharpsville. Many family friends including the Stottlemyer children, Jenkin children and Howard Cherry.
Eight grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held by the family graveside in Bedford County at a later date.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the Spring Unit at St. Paul’s
Senior Living Community for their compassionate care.

Memorials contributions may be made to Sharpsville United Methodist Church,
The Buhl Foundation or a Veterans Organization of the donors choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service 124 W. Main St. Sharpsville, PA.

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Mark and Linda Brown
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
To the members of Don's family:
Mark and I had the pleasure of meeting Don when he was chosen as one of three veterans to represent all Mercer County at the Mercer Memorial Day 500, many years ago. We were very moved by his story of service during WW2 in the Pacific, and it is still on the 500's website, though we are retired. We have fond memories of Don. He was always so nice and thoughtful and loyally supportive of the Mercer County Veterans Council in which we also served. I remember Winnie, also, telling me once, when the four of us were climbing the steps up to the Court House bandstand, that if we were ever going to travel, we should do it before we got too old! Good advice! Hi to her. The Browns.

Bernice Sybert
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
Thinking of your family at this time.

James C. Brenneman
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
Don was my friend and a long time church member who had a good life
and his wife of many years also. Wini--my heart goes out to you and Sue who has helped you and Don for many years. So with sympathy and Love,

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