Joseph J. Eichelberger

Born: 05/29/1976 Passed:

Joseph J. Eichelberger of East Canton passed away unexpectedly December 9, 2019 at the age of 43. He was born May 29, 1976 in Canton and was a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1994. He worked for the Louisville City School Schools as a custodian for 18 years. Joe loved life, spending time in the outdoors, his dogs and especially enjoyed the time he shared with his family including his nieces and nephews. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Joe enjoyed his job at the school and being around all the children.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Tiffany (Strimpfel) of the home; his son, Jakob Eichelberger of East Canton; two stepchildren, Lyndsay Crable of Brandon, Florida and Gary Crable, III of Canton; and parents, David “Ike” and Diana Eichelberger of Louisville.

Joe is preceded in death by his brother, David “Boo” Eichelberger; paternal grandparents, Ted and Clara Eichelberger; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Beatrice Strimpfel; maternal grandparents, James and Shirley Kennedy, and several nieces and nephews.

Joe’s family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 pm at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Arrington officiating. Joe will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery. Condolences can be shared with the family online at


24 Tributes to Joseph J. Eichelberger

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sweetest guy ive ever met
    Always had a smile
    Kind words about everyone.
    Thank You for ALWAYS being a Great Guy
    Praying for the family

  2. Brent says:

    Joe you were a great man, father, husband to my aunt you took me in when I needed family and was always willing to listen I will miss you dearly I will keep all the memories we shared together as I was growing up. I love you man say hi to my brother for me tell him I miss him too

    • Jeff and Lori Denton says:

      Harley Man and Diana we are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Anonymous says:

      Always complimented me every time he saw my playing the drums or singing and was always a smiling, friendly, helping person who will be very much missed. One of the most kind souls.

      • Shirley Kennedy Rush says:

        To the family of Joseph J Eichelberger. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless all of the family.
        Love to all. Shirley Kennedy Rush

    • Carol and Dale Emmons says:

      Ike, Diana and family,
      We offer our sincerest condolences to all of you. It was with deep sadness we learned of Joe’s passing. He was such an ornery little boy who turned into a big tease. He always remained very respectful to me and couldn’t bring himself to address me any other than by “Mrs Emmons.” He was always kind and willing to offer his help. May you all find comfort and peace is the sweet memories of Joe.

  3. Tina Tornow says:

    Words can not explain the sorrow I have for Joe’s family, parents and friends. I will pray for all you.

  4. Shane Strimpfel says:

    The last time I stayed at my sister’s house. Joe tried to sneak in on my while sleeping to put a Roethlisberger jersey on me. If mispelled it, then I’m not a true Steelers fan but a true fan of you. I’m glad my Superman senses were working that day .

  5. Candy Finley says:

    It was the first sister weekend. Joe made us feel right at home. He had the table set beautifully when we came home from shopping and a wonderful meal ready. Joe also set up the outdoor movie theater so we could watch a movie. The next day we all put money in to buy lottery tickets. Joe went to the store to get them. We didn’t win a thing! Joe was a quite and gentle man. He loved my sister and his family. Thank you Joe for being apart of our family. We will miss you deeply. Love you all.

  6. Becky Thompson says:

    Ike and Diana: We are all so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. All of us from the former Century Floors send our prayers and blessings. We are shocked for your pain.

  7. Jennifer haren says:

    I I’m so sorry for your loss I went to school we were in the same grade ! What a great guy prayers to family and kids! God bless

  8. Grandma Fink says:

    Didi & Ike, My Thoughts and Prayers go out to you on the passing of your Son! Know that my Heart is filled with Sympathy for you And The Family, God Bless You All.

  9. Benedetti's says:

    It was a honor to know joe and his family. I loved that joe was a die hard steelers fan just like me. The whole family was the nicest family to know and they all loved to be together. He will be greatly missed and by GOD’S hands he will help them all get threw this tragedy. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

  10. Ed riehl says:

    Just talked to joe last week talking about going to a Steelers game

  11. Cheryle Yount Casar says:

    May you find peace.

  12. Sandra Procario says:

    Dave, Diana & whole family……my deepest condolences for the passing of your son. Prayers for you. May Joe R.I.P.

    Sandra Procario
    Louisville, Ohio

  13. Linda Brady says:

    Oh,my god! I am so, so sorry for David and Diana and the family. I can not imagine the pain you are feeling. My heart goes out to both of you and my prayers will always be with you and your family! Please if you need anything, please let me know. Love you guys and always will. To me you are my extended family even though we don’t see each other much. You are always in my heart and prayers.

  14. Martin Moser says:

    My deepest condolences to all of Joe’s loved ones he truly left a legacy of love and friendship to those fortunate enough to have known him. Joe and a small group of our friends and co workers use to paintball together and I always dreaded when Joe was on the other team because it was so hard to hit his skinny frame. I have many terrific memories of Joe but the times we spent in the woods chasing each other down with paintball guns will always be my favorite.

  15. Kylee Richards says:

    I’ll forever miss seeing you at school everyday. Talking to you in between classes, sometimes making me late, but it was definitely worth it. I’ll miss our silly nicknames for each other. I’ll miss watching your expression change when you talked about your wife and kids, full of love. You had so much love for everyone around you. You were, and forever will be, my best friend. Love you Joe. You were a good man. And an even better friend.

  16. Norene Mastcko says:

    My deepest sympathy David and Diana! Prayers to you and Joe’s family.

  17. Bob Woods says:

    Ike, my condolences to you and your family. Words alone can not convey
    the sorrow I feel for you and your entire family.

  18. Lorey Dreher says:

    My husband Eric and I had the pleasure of knowing Joe’s contagious smile through school. Though we didn’t get to see much of each other in recent years, we have nothing but fond memories of him. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to you all.
    Love, Eric and Lorey Dreher

  19. Mark & Carol Bump says:

    Mark and I are thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers. Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal your heart.

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