November 14, 1940 - August 12, 2021
Judy Ann Eichelberger, 80, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, August 12, 2021. She was the wife of Ronald P. Eichelberger, sharing 60 years of marriage. Judy was born in York Pennsylvania, November 14, 1940. Her father, Dale E. Good, died when she was very young. She was raised by her mother, Mary Mae (Good) Smith and her adoptive father Dr. Philip A. Smith. Judy graduated from William Penn Senior High School, Class of 1958. Following graduation, ambitious and aided by her commercial, business education she quickly found a job at the Carew Steel Corp in York. There she rose through the ranks to become the Executive Secretary to the company president. Also, it was at this company that she later met her husband to be Ron, during a business meeting. After their marriage in 1961, Ron’s company transferred them to Atlanta where they acquired many new and lasting friendships. After four years they were transferred back to York during a great revival in the game of Tennis. Being small, but athletic, she quickly acquired the necessary skills, and joined the Wynfield Tennis Club where she was an active player and participant in local tournaments for many years. In 1998 Judy and Ron acquired a house in Marina Village, a new development within Ocean Pines, MD. There she perfected her golfing skills, kayaking, and pursued all of the benefits of oceanside living. Judy was a good conversationalist and loved to regale friends with hilarious stories of their lively Toy Poodle, Barney. Later she doted on their Standard Poodles, Bert and Ernestine. In addition to their dogs, she and husband Ron shared a love of automobiles. They were proud owners of vintage cars and won many awards at regional car shows. They enjoyed being spectators at sports car racing and made annual treks to Daytona and Limerock. In addition to her husband, Judy is survived by her brother Michael Smith and his wife Sharon of York and nephews Christopher M. Smith of Wenonah, NJ and Sean M. Smith of Eagle, ID. She also leaves half-siblings Arlene Barnhart, David Smith and Cara Smith, as well as brother-in-law, Robert Eichelberger and his wife, Rebecca of Hoschton, GA; niece Audrey Bowen of York, and nephews Jeffrey Eichelberger of Murrells Inlet, SC and John Eichelberger of Atlanta, GA. She will be missed by her “pretend” family, Larry Diehl, wife Kristine and their children Grace and Julian of Wilmington, DE. Judy also leaves 6 cousins—Deanna Redinger, Stuart Stabley, Jay Frey, Greg Frey, Steve Kinneman and Jeffery Frey to cherish her memory. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021, at the Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York. The Rev. Alan J. Watt, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, will officiate. A visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. prior to the service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at the Mount Rose Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to a gathering to celebrate Judy’s life following the burial. To reflect Judy’s love of animals, memorial contributions may be made to the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406. The family wishes to thank caregivers from Guiding Hands Elder Care and Memorial White Rose Home Health & Hospice for their services. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.
Judy Ann Eichelberger, 80, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, August 12, 2021. She was the wife of Ronald P. Eichelberger, sharing 60 years of marriage. Judy was born in York Pennsylvania, November 14, 1940. Her father, Dale... View Obituary & Service Information
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