1935 - 2016
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Passed into spirit peacefully with his family by his side on July 17, 2016. Born in New York City on January 10, 1935, he graduated from Archbishop Stepanic High School in White Plains, NY and Manhattan College. His careers were spent with U.S. Steel as an industrial engineer at Clairton Works for 30 years and with United States Engineers and Consultants for 18 years teaching environmental improvement practices and quality control around the globe. Mr. Eichner served our country in the United States Air Force on active duty in Japan and in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard 147th Air Refueling Squadron and Strategic Air Command. He retired with the rank Lieutenant Colonel, having served a combined 24 years. He was an exercise and running enthusiast, pilot, golfer, boater and photographer. A dedicated runner, John completed 30 marathons including running the first marathon of the millennium in Hamilton, New Zealand and a 50k in the Monongahela National Forest. He is survived by his beloved life partner of 44 years, Sherry Campbell; his brother, George and sister-in-law, Ann Eichner of Altamonte Springs, FL; his sister, Nancy Tirone of Wheeling, West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews who enriched his life. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and family are welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211 on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Parish, 126 Fort Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, 15241. Everyone please meet at church. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Environmental Defense Fund, 257 Park Ave. South, New York, New York, 10010 or the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please add or view tributes at:

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jul. 18 to Jul. 19, 2016.
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July 18, 2016
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
July 18, 2016
John was a terrific guy. I was privileged to work with him on several senior golf tour events. He knew how to take good care of his committee and made sure every got to meet the major stars. I loved working with him. Sherry, please accept my deepest sympathy.
Celeste McWhirter
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