Jim Eichler, a long time Patterson resident, passed away November 30, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona after a short illness.
Mr. Eichler resided on Shirley Drive in Patterson for over 26 years before moving to Tucson in 1994.
Mr. Eichler was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1928 to Leo and Marie Eichler. He was a veteran of WWII before entering business. His business career was in the security industry before retiring as CEO of a security company.
In addition to his wife of 51 years, Kathleen, he is survived by his two sons James, Jr., (Carol) of Bartonville, Tex., and Edward (Carolyn) of Great Falls, Va., and his grandchildren Kristen, Scott, Eric and Stephen.
Mr. Eichler was active in the Patterson Historical Society as well as other town activities. In retirement he had various hobbies including woodworking, building picture frames, clocks and gardening.
No services are planned. Donations can be made in his name to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.