Friday, June 12, 2009


Margaret L. Eicher, 90, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Anchor Lodge Retirement Village. Margaret was born May 31st, 1919, in Aurora, IL. She grew up in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas graduating from Homestead High School (PA). She worked for U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh where she met her future husband Clyde Eicher. They moved to Lorain in the early 1950’s where Margaret, along with several friends, founded the Lakeland Women’s Club (Lakeland) serving as the club’s first treasurer. She continued to work in bookkeeping and office management in Lorain at Kaminski Cadillac and Standard Welding Co.

Margaret was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles, lively conversations, playing bridge and traveling. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Lorain. Margaret recently celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Margaret is survived by her daughters Karen Gallo of Lorain and Jill Eicher of Alexandria, VA, as well as her granddaughter Allison Gallo of Lorain. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Clyde Eicher in 1976 and her sister Mollie Herbst of Arcadia, CA.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Anchor Lodge Retirement Village and New Life Hospice for the loving and tender care given to their treasured mother and grandmother.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, June 12, 2009 from 4-9 PM. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the funeral home, Fr. Chuck Henkle, O.F.M. Conv., officiating.

Burial services will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 E. Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44052.


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