OBITUARY

Jeffrey Scott Eichler

September 11, 1958May 2, 2021
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Jeffrey Scott Eichler, 62, passed away on May 2, 2021, loving husband of Andrea Eichler; devoted son of Elaine Purcell Eichler and the late Benny Eichler; beloved father of Lydia Carroll Capel, Lauren Danielle Holder, and Kiersten Brooke Donaldson; dear brother of Robert Benson Eichler, Ann Elaine Kolakowski and John Christopher Eichler, II.

The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc. 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Monday, May 10 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Jeff’s life will be celebrated at the Lemmon Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11:00 am.

The Celebration will be live-streamed on the Lemmon Funeral Home Facebook page and due to social distancing, only 50 people will be seated socially distanced for the Celebration.

Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Jeff’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 28105, and/or Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp #2068, Payable to Delaware Grays Camp 2068, Attn. Jeff Plummer, 1 Fox Creek Dr., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or to a charity of your choice.

  • DONATIONS

  • Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp 2068
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Robert Grudberg

May 11, 2021

Jeff was my best friend and someone that was easy to talk to about anything. We worked together, fished together, hunted together and socialized together with family and friends. I will miss his booming laugh and the fun we always had together. Jeff is someone that just cant be replaced in your life. I will miss him dearly and I'll see you again one day my friend. All my love, Bob

Barbi Keyser Brown

May 11, 2021

What I wouldn't give to spend another carefree day with Jeffrey! Not only was he my cousin, but also a friend and confidant. We've shared so many laughs over the years, and had become really close since he retired to Virginia. He was so proud of his waterfront home, and to live where nine generations of our Purcell family lived before us. Jeffrey's positive attitude, generosity, compassion and overall zest for life was evident in everything he did. His death now leaves a permanent void in our lives, and I will forever cherish my memories of our times together. Rest in Peace now, Jeffrey. "LOVE YOU, CUZ!!"

John "Skip" Purcell

May 8, 2021

Everyone should have at least one nephew like Jeffrey. I was especially blessed and encouraged by him. He was the BEST story teller and the life of the party. Thanks for all of your encouragement during my prostate cancer radiation treatments. Rest in peace, my Nephew.

God Bless Andrea, Jeff and all their families and friends.

Love, Uncle Skip

saralina thompson

May 8, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the family. Jeff will be missed by many. All will miss his smile and sense of humor.

Bruce Griffin

May 7, 2021

Jeff always had a smile and a willingness to help. Those who lives he touched were made richer. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Joe Biddlecomb

May 6, 2021

While I did not know Jeff for long, our common interests of fishing, goose hunting, boats and history made us fast friends during his time here in Virginia. Jeff's honesty, quick whit, love of people and sense of humor endeared him to many people in his adopted home on the Northern Neck. My family and I will always keep the memories that we made with Jeff close to our hearts and I can say that I am better for having known him. Rest in peace Captain Jeff until we meet again.

Steve and Karen Rollings

May 6, 2021

Our condolences to the extended Eichler family. Jeff was full of life and we will miss him greatly.

Doris Tarnawskyj

May 6, 2021


Captain!
Working in our Verizon 911 World was always more fun with your sense of humor. Training was less boring with your stories and laughter. Your Maryland customers loved you so much…I had big shoes to fill when you retired. Will always remember you as the life of the party, the guy with the huge, generous heart and the love you had for your family.

Sam Degenhard

May 6, 2021

Uncle Jeff, Big Jeff or just Jeff, was an inspiration and guide to me in my early years camping and exploring the outdoors. Big Jeff was always the 'expert' at camp, showing us how to bait our hooks to catch bluegill or feeding us some kind of wild game for the first time. He was an infamous story teller around the campfire too... I'll never forget the "Greenbrier Butcher" story where the butcher's hook scrapped on our camper window late at night and sent me and my sister bizerk. Jeff is a longtime friend of my father, Jim, who brought him into my life where his memory will continue to live on. I moved away to Colorado from Maryland for college and I was thrilled when Jeff came to visit with my Dad my sophmore year, he was just starting his first rounds of treatment back then. After an awesome week fishing and drinking beer together, like guys do, my roommates and I all participated in Mustache Movember to support Jeff. I've had a mustache every since and tell these stories about Jeff to my friends and family to spread the word about mens health. Thanks Jeff, for being such an inspiration, encourager and supporter of the wild parts of life - every time I am out on the water fishing, I'll be sure to catch a few for you. Lydia, Andrea and the rest of the Eichler family, I am so sorry for you lost. Jeff put up one hell of a fight and I know he will be watching over you all from his charter boat in the sky. Sending my thoughts your way. RIP Big Jeff!

Sue Greentree

May 5, 2021

Jeff will be very missed. Always a fun & great person. Met him thru Verizon & my work in 911. My thoughts & prayers are with his wife, daughter and whole family.

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Biography

Jeffrey Scott Eichler, 62, passed away on May 2, 2021, loving husband of Andrea Eichler; devoted son of Elaine Purcell Eichler and the late Benny Eichler; beloved father of Lydia Carroll Capel, Lauren Danielle Holder, and Kiersten Brooke Donaldson; dear brother of Robert Benson Eichler, Ann Elaine Kolakowski and John Christopher Eichler, II.

The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc. 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Monday, May 10 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Jeff’s life will be celebrated at the Lemmon Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11:00 am.

The Celebration will be live-streamed on the Lemmon Funeral Home Facebook page and due to social distancing, only 50 people will be seated socially distanced for the Celebration.

Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Jeff’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 28105, and/or Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp #2068, Payable to Delaware Grays Camp 2068, Attn. Jeff Plummer, 1 Fox Creek Dr., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or to a charity of your choice.