Donald “Bill” Eyler

November 30, 1940 - January 12, 2019
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Donald (Bill) Eyler, Jr. died on January 12, 2019 in Ashland, VA after a great vacation with his family. He was born in Hagerstown, MD on November 30, 1940, to Don and Helen Eyler. He graduated from Bridgewater College in 1962 and continued his studies at WVU where he met his wife of 55 years.Continue Reading

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Leah Schroeder left a message on July 22, 2020:
Don was my host father for Service Adventure back in 2001. He was so much fun and I will miss him terribly. Love you host dad!! RIP
Patty Clark left a message on March 8, 2019:
My condolences to the family of Bill Eyler. I only had the blessing of meeting Bill a couple of times and they are very memorable times. He was a kind, soft-spoken man. His wife Cecile is the same. Very kind. Very personable. My heart aches for you all. I will be thinking of you always, but especially March 9, 2019. God Rest Bill. God Bless your family.
Daniel Unger, Sr. left a message on March 6, 2019:
We are the persons we are because of the many colleagues and friends who touch, influence and shape our lives. Don's gentle, quiet ways and his passion for peace and righteousness are among his legacies. As a longtime fishing buddy and member of the AB fishing gang, I have fond and happy memories of Don. May he rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Dr. Dan Unger
Carl Steenstra left a message on March 4, 2019:
Dr. Eyler held good discussions in Sociology Class. Please accept our condolences. Carl '73 and Cynthia '74 Steenstra
Stephen Fowler left a message on March 4, 2019:
So sad to hear about Dr. Eyler’s passing. He was a wonderful professor. His classes encouraged critical thinking. Active discussions on sociology issues were something to look forward to every day. He and people like him are the reason that small colleges are a great place to learn. Prayers for your family.
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Barry Myers left a message on March 4, 2019:
I remember Dr. Eyler’s classes as some of my favorites. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Marie Pollard, AB’84 left a message on March 4, 2019:
I will always remember Dr Eyler’s unassuming personality and quiet brilliance. He was one of my favorite professors. So sorry for your loss.
Brian Hall left a message on February 27, 2019:
I remember Bill (and Cecile) as my "big" cousins. We spent time together at Uncle Olan and Aunt Louise's house on the hill, on the family farm above Proctor Creek. Mom, Dad, Wayne and me would drive from Clarksburg-I thought it was on the other side of the world even though it was a relatively short drive. Miriam and Bruce were there...with Sybil and Eric at least a couple of times. Malcolm and Bonnie were there too with Tammy, April, Hayes and Corky-they were so small. Aunt Louise made the dinner and took us into the henhouse to get eggs. What an adventure it was for me. I was so young and it was so long ago, but my memory of Bill was in a short sleeved white shirt with a skinny black tie...Bruce wore one too. Soft spoken, patient...that's how I remember Bill. The same way I remember him from Uncle Olan's funeral at Laurel Point Cemetery so many years later. He walked me from the gravesite back to Antioch Church for lunch and showed me where the old sawmill and school stood by the creek. Still patient and soft spoken. I really like those memories. I last saw Bill and Cecile at Mom's funeral in Jane Lew. That meant a lot to us to have them there to say goodbye to their Aunt sweet mother. I say good bye to you from Chicago, Bill. I send my love and condolences to Cecile and family. A life well lived. Godspeed Bill. Cousin Brian
Brenda Witmer left a message on February 25, 2019:
So sorry for this very great loss to your family. Don and Cecily's names came up often in conversations with mom and dad, over the years, so active and passionate about service to Philippi's community and to the wider world. I think of Don's huge smile and also how supportive you both were when my dad was so ill. Thank you again for your kind generosity. Your husband and dad will certainly be missed, even as his beautiful spirit continues on. Blessings and peace, Brenda Kreider Witmer.
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