In Memory

Joseph Eilert

Joseph Eilert



 
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01/23/15 02:56 PM #1    

Robert Woodworth

"SMSGT (Ret.) Joseph William Eilert, Sr. 68 of Cataula, GA died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Gentiva Hospice in Columbus, GA.

A funeral mass will be held 6:00 pm Saturday evening ( September 20, 2014) at Christ the King Catholic Church, Pine Mountain, GA followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the services. Burial will be in the Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS.

Mr. Eilert was born September 3, 1946 in Teaneck, NJ the son of James Walter Eilert and Mildred Helen Fischer Eilert. He was a retired U. S. Air Force veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam. Mr. Eilert also retired as a programmer with Total Systems in Columbus. He was preceded by his first wife Agerica C. Eilert.

He is survived by his wife: Christina Morales Eilert of Cataula; two sons: Joseph William Eilert, Jr. of Highland Ranch, CO and James Walter Eilert, III of Jacksonville, FL; two daughters: A. Catherine Sitoy and her husband Gemini of Jacksonville, FL and Ann Christine Melasecca and her husband Mike of Biloxi, MS; two brothers: James Walter Eilert, Jr. of Wooster, OH; John Henry Eilert of Peru, IL; two sisters; Margaret Hinson of Lucerne Mines, PA and Martha Cain of Bogota, NJ; 12 grandchildren.

Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton, GA in charge of the arrangements. Please visit www.coxfh.com t


02/02/15 09:36 PM #2    

Barbara Banisch (Lynch)

The information posted above was received via email from Joe's "little" sister Martha Eilert Cain, who still lives in Bogota in the home in which the Eilert family was raised. She said Joe passed on after a brief battle with lung cancer- he was diagnosed in late July 2014 and died in Sept 2014. I spoke by phone with him in the spring of 2013 when our website was being organized; he sounded well and  content living in the South where he apparently had been for many years with his family.

 


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