Arthur Eichner

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Eichner, Arthur, died peacefully at home on Friday evening, October 5, 2012, surrounded by his family. He died at the age of 84 of congestive heart failure after an otherwise long and healthy life. Arthur was born on November 15, 1927 in Newark, NJ, to Max and Hannah Eichner. He was raised in New Jersey until high school, when he moved with his parents to Miami. He attended college at University of Florida. He married Victoria Leah Reinstein on December 25, 1959. They spent the next 53 years together in Hollywood, raising four children. Arthur practiced optometry in North Miami Beach for 25 years and in 1975 opened a health food store, Mother Nature Natural Foods in Ft. Lauderdale, which he owned until he retired in the mid-nineties. Arthur was an involved political liberal, who loved a good argument about politics, and a good political march -for civil rights, against the Vietnam War, and against the Iraq War. He was a passionate student of politics and history, taking university classes into his 80s. He was also an enthusiastic tennis player until he reached his 80s. He loved Gator football, as well as opera and classical music. He and Vicky spent time every summer at the music festival, Tanglewood, and also loved to travel. Arthur leaves behind his loving wife, Victoria; daughter June Eichner and husband Barry Elman, and granddaughters, Libby and Elana of Bethesda, MD; daughter Faith and husband Jeff Adler, and grandsons Jacob and Ethan, of Gaithersburg, MD; daughter, Maxine Eichner and husband Eric Stein, and grandchildren, Hannah, Abe, and Eli of Chapel Hill, NC; and son Robert and daughter-in-law Lisa Eichner, of Miami. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ACLU and Hospice by the Sea.

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Oct. 8, 2012
Arthur Eichner
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