Donald E. Eitner April 20, 1921 - July 31, 2018
Donald E. Eitner, 97, of Wescosville, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in his home. He and his wife, Mary Jane (Hauser) Eitner, were married for 36 years until her death on June 23, 1984. Born in Allentown, on April 20, 1921, he was a son of the late Howard J. and Marion (Templin) Eitner and was very close to his late grandmother, Lillian Templin. A graduate of Allentown High School and Allentown Business College, he was a World War II veteran and served with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations. Prior to retiring in 1983, Donald worked as controller at the former Ace Hotel and Bar Supply Co., Inc. for 30 years. Previously, he was employed in the accounting department of Mack Trucks, Inc. He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church and was very active in the swimming programs at the YM/WCA, serving on its aquatic committee for many years. He was also treasurer of Trident Swim Club and officiated many meets throughout the area. Donald loved attending all Emmaus sporting events of his grandchildren, visiting Wildwood NJ and his beagle, Dusty. Survivors: companion for 34 years, Phyllis K. Balliet; daughters, Nancy J. Grosman, Patricia A. Eitner and husband, Clarence Reichard III; grandchildren, Melissa D., Jared D. and Ashley E. Grosman; sister-in-law, Marilyn Eitner; cousin, Richard Egge and wife, Marion. Brother, Kenneth, preceded him in death. Services: 11 AM Monday at STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME, INC. 274 N. Krocks Rd. Call 10 AM until service time. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Contributions: to church, 4004 Tilghman St. Allentown 18104.
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