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Marvin J. Eichenlaub

Feb 2, 2009

Marvin J. Eichenlaub, 89, of 56 N. Middle Road, Pennsdale, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009.

Born in Danville on October 31, 1919, he was a son of the late Harry and Olive (Buck) Eichenlaub.

His wife of 55 years, the former Anna M. Magargle, passed away Feb. 28, 2002.

Following graduation from Muncy High School in 1939, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served in the 257th Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II.

Marvin worked as a machinist at the former Sprout-Waldron Division of Koppers Co., Inc., Muncy for 40 years, retiring in 1981 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was also a member of the Edward Smith Post #3428 V.F.W., Muncy, and the Roland Ritter Post #268, American Legion, Muncy, as well as a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.

He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, woodworking, hunting and fishing, and was especially fond of spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are five daughters and three sons-in-law, Sandra and Bob Little of San Jose, CA, Patricia Shipman of Muncy, Wanda Eichenlaub of South Williamsport, Debbie and Ray Kennedy of Muncy and Leslie and Randy Moore of Pennsdale; one brother, Joe Eichenlaub of Sonestown; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Madeline Sheets (his twin) of Picture Rocks, Betty Burkholder of Muncy and Lucille and Robert Campbell of Muncy; 11 grandchildren, Dana Edwards, Brian and Brad Shipman, Leanna and Cris Powell, Jessica, Jeron and Kaley Kennedy; Dustion Eichenlaub, and Taylor and Rachael Moore; and four great-grandchildren, Preston Shipman, Ian Edwards and twins Quinn and Braden Edwards.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Marvin E. Eichenlaub, who passed away Jan. 2, 1992; one sister, Beatrice Anderson; four brothers, Milner, Benton, Donald and John Eichenlaub; two sons-in-law, Robert M. Shipman and Richard Kropp; and one grandson, Rodney Edwards.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. James R. Taylor, SUN Home Hospice Chaplain. Burial with full military honors will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to SUN Home Health & Hospice, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857.