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Herbert W. Eichstedt Jr.


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Herbert W. Eichstedt Jr. Obituary
MILL RIVER - Herbert W. Eichstedt Jr., 80, died Wednesday May 6, at Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehab. He was born on April 25, 1935 in Sheffield, son of Herbert W. Sr. and Emeline (Markham) Eichstedt. Herbert was a graduate of the former Sheffield Center High School class of 1954. After high school, Herbert proudly served his country with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. After his service, Herbert drove school buses for John Ormsbee, Macy's and Bachetti's, as a night watchman for Mead Paper Co. in South Lee for over 18 years, and a maintenance man for Construct for 10 years. Herbert is survived by his wife, Martha (Stehlin) Eichstedt; four sons, James Eichstedt of Sheffield, Herbert W. Eichstedt III of Mill River, Brian L. Eichstedt Sr. of N.C., and Paul Eichstedt of Ashley Falls; two brothers, Leon Eichstedt of Mill River, and Peter Eichstedt of Sheffield; one sister, Wanda Clan of Housatonic; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Herbert was predeceased by sister, Carol; and his favorite companion, Abby. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services will be held on Monday May 11 at 11:30 a.m. with a graveside service at Saint Peter's Cemetery in Great Barrington with the Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will be with military honors. Family will receive friends on Sunday May 10 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 9, 2015
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