Charles A. "Bud" Eichelberger, 82

December 21, 2009

APRIL 12, 1927-DEC. 19, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles A. "Bud" Eichelberger, age 82, of 766 Clayhill Road, Chambersburg, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at his home following a lengthy illness.

Born April 12, 1927, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Albert Eyler and Anna Elizabeth (Snyder) Eichelberger.

He was a self-employed plumber since 1962, and also enjoyed raising Black Angus cattle.

Bud was a charter member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 769, served on the Hagerstown Plumbing Board for 21 years and was a master plumber since 1950.


He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Greencastle and formerly was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Hagerstown.

Bud was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a life member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319, member of the Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373, both of Greencastle, and a member of the Moose Club of Waynesboro Lodge 1191.

Surviving family are his wife, Margaret "Peggy" (Miller) Eichelberger, whom he married Feb. 3, 1951; sons, Charles A. Eichelberger Jr. and his wife, Penny, and Garry L. Eichelberger and his wife, Debbie, and daughter, Brenda L. McQuait and her husband, John, all of Greencastle; brother, Warren S. Eichelberger, Greencastle; half sister, Geraldine Bussard, Woodstock, Md.; three grandsons; three granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ralph Eichelberger; and a sister, Phyllis Knepper.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. from Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle with the Rev. William W. DeHass officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

The Greencastle VFW will hold a memorial service just prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.

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