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Eike Helmut Hohenadl

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EIKE HELMUT HOHENADL Eike Helmut Hohenadl, retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer, entered eternal life on Friday, April 25, 2014 while skydiving in Eloy, AZ. He was born in Germany on August 20, 1941 and emigrated to the USA in 1956. After graduating from high school he joined the United States Navy. Eike retired with the rank of Captain after a 35 year career. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Long Beach State University. He was an Environmental Program Manager, Navy Region Southwest. Eike was assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of the dismantling and disposal program for the entire U.S. inventory of napalm bombs at the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station. He had a passion for skydiving since 1985 and had almost 6000 jumps. He was the oldest person to complete jump school at Ft. Benning, GA. Eike was Captain of the Golden Stars Skydiving Team and Western Regional Director of the U.S. Parachute Association. He belonged to the Golden Triangle Amateur Radio Club, Lake Elsinore Historical Society, Red Cross and the Inland Empire of the Commemorative Air Force. Eike is survived by his wife Joyce Ann (Christoff) Hohenadl, who he married in 1964; son Eike Alan Hohenadl; brothers Udo Schroff and Leroy Bratton and brother-in-law Bill Christoff. He was preceded in death by his parents Ekkehart Hohenadl and Brigitte Mueller, brother Ekkehart, sisters-in-law Karen Itterly and Claudia Pearl and mother and father-in law William and Bertha Christoff. He will be remembered for his kindness, caring and mentoring to anyone who needed a kind word or advice on just about any subject. He will be profoundly missed. There will be a celebration of life at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 12, 2014 at Lamb's Fellowship in Lake Elsinore, California. Committal prayers and military honors will follow at 1:15 p.m. at the Riverside National Cemetery. A reception at Lamb's Fellowship will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Elsinore Historical Society or the Vietnam Veterans of America. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY, (951) 679-1114 www.evans-brownmortuary.com/obituaries

Published in Press-Enterprise on May 10, 2014
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