Eva Eichinger

Eva J. Eichinger

MANSFIELD: Eva J. Eichinger knew that to make dreams turn in to reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. Having her own obstacles gave Eva the first hand knowledge to motivate others to attain their goals. Always kind and helpful, Eva urged those who sought her help conquer the impossible. A true "role model," Eva passed away Friday morning, December 28, 2012 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness. She was 60.

She was born December 3, 1952, the daughter of Billy Joe and Mary Jacqueline Jones.

On June 26, 2000 Eva married her perfect half, Bobby Eichinger. The couple, never apart, shared a unique bond. They were extremely close and content just to be with one another.

Eva worked for 17 years as a Financial Aid Counselor at The Ohio State University. During her time there, Eva also invested in her education, earning her Associates' Degree in March of 2003 and later completing her Bachelor's Degree, Cum Laude, in Psychology in 2009. Eva knew the challenge of working full time while attending school. Thoughtful and helpful, she assisted countless students over the hurdles to help them complete their education. As one of those who also had to fight to get there, she was an example to each, showing them that even difficult situations can be overcome with dedication.

A ferocious reader, Eva enjoyed books on Native American culture and literature, honing in on the ways of her ancestors. She also enjoyed cooking, but her true passion was her love of life.

Eva will be remembered most of all for her kind and caring ways.

She is survived by her loving husband of 12 years, Robert "Bobby" Eichinger of Mansfield, two sisters Maxine Jones of Massachusetts and Janet Jones of Maryland, and a host of friends, faculty and students whom she helped through the years.

A memorial gathering honoring Eva will be held Friday, January 4, 2013 from 4-8 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a brief prayer of committal will be held at 7:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Eva Eichinger Memorial Fund, c/o Snyder Funeral Home may be made at the memorial gathering.

Online condolences to the Eichinger family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


Published in the News Journal on Dec. 30, 2012