Carl R. Eirich
Carl R. Eirich, Sr., 91, a resident of Mountain Laurel Health & Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield, and formerly of Philipsburg, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Penn Highlands Clearfield.
Born August 12, 1925, in Philipsburg, he was a son of the late Oliver and Pearl “Mae” (Moore) Eirich.
Carl was a member of the First Church of Christ, RD Philipsburg. He served with the US Army and was a veteran of the Second World War.
He was married on March 17, 1944, to the former Elva J. Gardner, whom preceded him in death on February 7, 2011.
He was employed as an auto body repairman for the former Roberts Motors, Philipsburg, until his retirement. During his retirement, he served his church by working as a maintenance man.
Carl was a self-taught craftsman. He spent much of his spare time working on and renovating / remodeling his family’s home.
In addition to his parents and wife, Carl was preceded in death by one son, Carl R. Eirich, Jr.; one grandson, Richard M. “Beeder” Quigley; three sisters: Evelyn VanBusKirk, Lois Peck and Jean Howard; and two brothers Harry and Earl Eirich.
He is survived by one daughter, Carol J. Quigley and her companion, Dave Crichton, of (Chester Hill Borough) RD Philipsburg; three grandsons: Robert “Bubba” Quigley, of Munson, Timothy A. Eirich, of Coudersport and Kevin Eirich and his wife, Melissa, of Boca Raton, Fla.; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 1:00 pm, at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg, with Pastor Ryan D. Parish, Officiating.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 4 to 8 pm and on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Philipsburg Cemetery, Philipsburg.