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Calvin Eickmeyer

Born: 8/2/1924
Died: 1/21/2011

Calvin Eickmeyer, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. Mr. Eickmeyer was born in Magnolia, MD on August 2, 1924 to the late John A. and Ella Kammerer Eickmeyer. He had served his country in the Merchant Marines during WWII and retired from the Plumbers Union Local #373 as a master plumber. Mr. Eickmeyer loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a mentor to many people and always willing to help someone out when needed. In addition to his parents, Mr. Eickmeyer was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Eickmeyer; grandson, Denim Mooney; granddaughter, Kayla Cabral; brothers, Carl and John Eickmeyer; and sisters, Agnes Nichols and Louise McGuire. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Agnes R. Peake Eickmeyer; children, Gayle Riker (Charlie), Calvin Eickmeyer (Stella), Marlene Mooney (Dennis), Marsha Eckerson (James), Craig Eickmeyer, Chris Eickmeyer (Melissa), Cathy Honahan (Thomas), Carey Cabral (John), Corie Wedel (Jim), and Casey Wersinger (Thomas); sisters, Ruth Davis, Ella Howie and Joan Fuller; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle where friends may visit after 10 am. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, Minquadale, New Castle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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