Steven S. Eich
Steven S. Eich, of Hinsdale, formerly of Glenview, passed away September 6, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Steve was a graduate of Glenbrook South High School and DePauw University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He had a passion for history, teaching Social Studies at Fairview South School in Skokie and Glenbrook South High School in Glenview. In addition, Steve coached baseball and basketball and was a role model and mentor to many. An avid Cub fan, he was a season ticket holder and felt blessed to witness a World Series win!

Beloved husband and father, Steve is survived by his wife, Nancy Harper, and children Bobby, Emily and John Eich, sister Judy Standefer (Mark). He was a caring uncle to Matt Eich, Andy Eich, Andrew Smiskol and nieces Missy Eich, Cindy Smiskol, Kati Standefer, Christine Standefer.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Doris (Burklund) Eich and his brother, Ronald Eich. Knowing Steve's love of learning and education, donations may be made to the Robert, Emily and John Eich Children College Fund in care of Harris Bank Hinsdale, 50 S. Lincoln Street, Hinsdale, IL attn.: Thomas Bettencourt.

Due to COVID- 19, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please share any fond memories of Steve on our online guestbook.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 14, 2021.
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Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of a true gentleman. He was a member of our family and will be missed and never forgotten. God Bless
The Garner Family
September 15, 2021
I knew Steve when we were very young as a good friend and neighbor. We spent hour simulating baseball games and were huge Cub fans. Once in while the Cardinals would also be discussed. We sent letters to the Cubs and Cardinals and got nice black and white photos back of different players. Ernie Banks was our favorite. Long time ago but the fond memories remain. This was the beginning of our life long love of Cubs baseball. (Although I have been also a Mariner fan for the last 20 years also as i live in WA.) Sad he is gone.
STAFF CAMPBELL
Friend
September 15, 2021
Bye Steve. We spent so many early years in scouts and baseball, thru Jr. High. Funny, even after we went our own ways in high school we remained friends. I miss knowing you're not in my world any more.
Jon Barth
September 15, 2021
Here is a photo from 1975. I was in 8th grade, and "Mr. Eich" was my homeroom/social studies teacher. Not only was he smart and articulate and sorta funny ;), but I thought he was dreamy. I would continue to visit him after school, even after I left Fairview, and we would catch up on what was happening with all the kids in his class. Fast forward to 1999. I am at a place called Grandpas and hear this social studies "voice," and turn around, and there he is! We catch up again about all the Fairview gang! He was always interested in everyone and loved catching up! Fast forward one more time! My kids are going to GBS, and I am at a parent-teacher conference, and see his name on the door! Unbelievable! I remember he loved bow ties and giving him a green bow tie for Christmas when I was in 8th grade, and when he wore it, it made me smile. So these are my memories, and I hope you know, his remembrances will live on. Virtual hugs to you and all who knew and loved him.
valerie mccune
School
September 15, 2021
Steve was one of the nicest people I worked with at Glenbrook South. He had a great smile and a laugh that just made you feel food when you heard it. He influenced so many young people through his roles as teacher and coach. His legacy will live on through those lives he touched. My deepest condolences to his family.
Lisa Solesky
Work
September 14, 2021
"Coach Eich" was an excellent basketball, football, & baseball coach. His enthusiasm for the City of Chicago in "Urban Studies" made the class. Fair and approachable. Steve Eich was the teacher and coach you hope you get at one of the best public schools in the country. Say hi to Harry Carey Coach. RIP
Kevin Redding
School
September 14, 2021
Great human being and friend. Served as a well respected and fun loving Coach. So thankful for having known him. God rest his Soul. Love and my condolences to his wife Nancy and family, Chris Pusateri
Chris Pusateri
Friend
September 14, 2021
I´ve had the privilege of knowing Steve as a son in law and more importantly a friend with shared interests history and literature Spent many Xmas eves with Steve watching a recording of a Christmas program of the St Olaf College Choir along with Steve´s glut Last conversation this summer was hls lament about all the Cubs from the World Series team no longer wth the team I really miss him Great man
Bill Verity
September 14, 2021
Steve was a wonderfully courageous and sincerely kind person. He was an amazing father, husband, and friend. Steve made the world a better and kinder place. He will be greatly missed.
Shields Family
September 14, 2021
Steve was a great friend to everyone who knew him for many years. He will be missed by all. My condolences to Nancy and his young children.
Jack Kausal
Friend
September 14, 2021
My sympathy to Steve's family and friends. I will miss Steve; I have known him most of my life: beginning as classmates in elementary school, and through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, sunday school, middle school, high school, DePauw University, and as Beta Theta Pi Fraternity brothers - that is a long span, that include many, many memories! I even learned from Steve's obituary photo that we both loved Golden Retrievers, too - I have three! Steve and I shared and learned so much about life as we grew up through the years. Although we didn't see too much of one another in our later, more recent years; whenever we did, we just laughed and smiled knowing that our life-long experiences together really mattered to each other. Steve was a great friend and I will remember our times together forever! My thoughts go out to all of those family and friends that Steve leaves behind.......including his Golden Retriever! RIP, Steve!
Dick Moore, Amelia Island, FL
Friend
September 14, 2021
He was loved by every student he taught. All the girls had a major crush on him! He was kind and if you needed extra help with something he was always there for you. My condolences go out to his family.
Jeannie Donath
September 14, 2021
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