Henry Moses Eikenberry

Born: Thu., Sep. 29, 1921
Died: Fri., Feb. 15, 2013

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Henry Moses Eikenberry, 91, of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 2500 N. Kuther Rd., Apt. 307, Sidney, Ohio passed away at his residence on Friday, February 15, 2013. He was born September 29, 1921 in Colburn, Indiana the son of Joel and Caperina (Plunkett) Eikenberry and they preceded him in death. He was married on April 8, 1947 to Eleanor Kiernan and she passed away on August 2, 1983. Surviving are four children, Mary Bowne and husband Bill of Sand Point, Idaho, John Eikenberry and wife Sharon of Sidney, Ohio, Joe Eikenberry and wife Maryjean of Palencia, California and Jim Eikenberry and wife Kendra of Fort Mill, South Carolina; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Five sisters and one brother are deceased. Mr. Eikenberry was a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He was a metallurgical engineer with World National Lead of Ohio for eighteen years and also worked at General Electric in Evendale, Ohio and Aero Jet Ordinance in California. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM with Rev. Keith Matthews officiating at the Dorothy Love Amos Chapel, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio. Burial will be at a later date at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the Eikenberry family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Tom and Polly Watkins

We met Henry when we moved to Dorothy Love nine years ago and always enjoyed talking with him. We will miss him here at Dorothy Love. You have our condolences. Tom and Polly

Linda (Kempfer) Gephart

My father (Clark Kempfer) was Henry's "across the hall" neigbor at Dorothy Love several years ago. They became "true friends" immediately being both about the same age and both WWII veterans. They always had a lot to talk about. I will always remember Henry for his kindness, his talking parrot in the hallway, and for always being so gracious to my grandchildren. It was certainly my pleasure to have known this man. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Roger and Rosanna Grinstead

We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers upon learning of Henry's passing.

cheryl koewler and victor stangel

Dear John and Sharon, Our prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Whenever Diane and Jeff spoke of Henry, he was family and quite a character and very much loved. I am deeply sorry of your loss. Sincerely, Cheryl koewler and Vic Stangel

Mary Bornhorst

My deepest sympathy to all the family.. Henry was such a fine person, and will be missed by many! May God wrap each of you in peace and comfort as you review all your memories. RIP Henry!

Kathy Eggleston Thackston

Sharon and Family, Sharon, I've emerged from your dancing days in Bellefontaine to let you know I was saddened to hear of Henry's passing. I met him briefly at Dorothy Love while visiting Mom. She spoke so highly of him and valued his friendship. I know he'll be greatly missed. God Bless you and your family through this time of loss.

Dan Burbach
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
I worked for Henry in the late 1970s at the Aerojet Heavy Metals Division in Compton, CA. He was a fine gentleman who was instrumental in helping me to change careers from teacher to analytical chemist after a school district budget-induced layoff. He took a big risk by hiring me, as I had no industrial experience at the time, only academic. But with his encouragement I developed into an accomplished chemist, making major contributions to programs at Aerojet and later to the Space Shuttle Main Engine program at Rocketdyne. I lost touch with Henry, but sincerely hope he was happy in his retirement. He certainly worked for and deserved it.