Ted Price || John Eichenlaub, Sr. || Dick Eichenlaub || Chris Eichenlaub || Jack Ruth|| JoAnn Eichenlaub


John Lawler Eichenlaub, Sr.
Dec. 7, 1918 - Dec. 9, 2000

John L. Eichenlaub, Sr. of Elyria died Saturday, December 9, 2000 at EMH Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Columbus, he lived in Elyria for 36 years.

He was an aeronautical engineer at the Lear-Siegler Co. in Elyria for 23 years before retiring in 1980. Prior to joining Lear-Siegler, Mr. Eichenlaub had been the National Sales Manager and Chief Pilot for Airwork and General Aircraft (Detroit and Cleveland respectively).

He served in the Army Air Corp during W.W. II where he served as a P-51 pilot flying numerous missions in Europe and as a combat flight instructor in Pennsicola, FL. After WW II, he served in the Air Force Reserves as a pilot and pilot instructor before retiring with the rank of Major.

Mr. Eichenlaub was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Elyria, the Elyria Knights of Columbus Council 774 and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

He enjoyed reading and playing golf. He, with his sons, founded the Father's Day Golf Invitational in 1975.

He was preceded in death by brothers William and Robert, sisters Eleanor and Mary Grace.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn (nee Cosgrave); a daughther, Marsha Price of Grafton, five sons: John L. Jr. (Robin) of Akron; and Dickinson (Eleanor) of Elyria and Christopher (Lynn Downing) of Grafton, Andrew (Rita) of Avon, OH and Matthew (Kim),Elyria, OH, 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Joseph L. of Florida.


Dickinson Henry Eichenlaub
Nov. 3, 1950 - Nov. 9, 2010

Dickinson Henry Eichenlaub, 60, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Amherst Hospital, following a long illness of Multiple Sclerosis.
He was born November 3, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan.

He had touched many lives as an instructor at Lorain County Community College of Computer Technology. Dick was Systems Man­ager of The Elyria Municipal Court and part owner of a theatrical company that toured several states taking "Live Theatre" into elementary schools. At his request, his body has been donated to the Cleveland Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis research. He is a hero on the battlefield of medicine.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Eichenlaub (nee Katko); long time companion, Nell Fike; daughter, Rachel Mazur (Joe) of Elyria; grand­son, Dylan; mother, JoAnn L. Eichenlaub (nee Cosgrave); sister, Marsha Price (Frank) of Estero, Florida; brothers, John L., Jr. (Robin) of Akron, Christopher C. of Elyria, Andrew D. (Rita) of Elyria, Matt­hew J. (Kim) of Elyria and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2000, John L. Eichenlaub, Sr..

Memorial contributions in Dickinson’s memory can be sent to The Multiple Sclero­sis Society, 1422 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.

Obiturary: (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: November 11, 2010)

Christopher Cosgrave Eichenlaub
Oct. 17, 1952 - Oct. 9, 2011

Christopher C. Eichenlaub, 58, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 9, 2011 from a sudden haart attack.
Chris was born October 17, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan.

He was a 1970 Elyria High School graduate. Chris was the current Safety Service Director for The City of Elyria, a position he served since 2006. Previously he was the Assistant Safety Service Director for The City of Elyria and was in charge of Community Development. He started working at 14 years old for Quik-Way Auto Wash in Elyria and in 1983 became the car wash’s owner and operator, where Chris made numerous acquaintances.

His dedication to the community was exhibited in his many endeavors; he was active in both Midview and Elyria Catholic athletics. Chris served as Treasurer of The Midview Athletic Booster Club, and on The Midview Endowment Board. He took great personal satisfaction in promoting youth sports. Chris will always be remembered as a gifted entrepreneur; his leadership skills were always fair yet firm. His greatest passion was spending time with his family. He enjoyed golf, watching football and basketball.

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn Eichenlaub (nee Cosgrave) of Elyria; sons: Jordan D. and Cole D., both of Elyria; daughters: Hannah D. Bender (Jason) of Puyallup, Washington and Adrienne D. of Elyria; additional survivors include his sister, Marsha Price (Ted) of Avon Lake; brothers: John, Jr. (Robin) of Akron, Andrew D. (Rita) of Avon, Matthew J. (Kimberly) of Elyria; and his wife of 22 years, Lynn Downing of Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, John L.,Sr.; and his brother, Dick.

Memorial contributions in Chris’ memory to The Midview Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 121, Grafton, OH 44044.

Obituary (CT): (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: October 12, 2011)    ||    Obituary (PD): (Cleveland Plain Dealer: October 12, 2011)

Jack Henry Ruth
Dec. 9, 1925 - Jan. 21, 2012

Jack Ruth, 86, of Elyria, Ohio passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep Saturday, January 21, 2012. He was born in Cleveland, OH on December 9, 1925.

ack was a life-time member of the VFW, Thomas Mihalis Memorial Post 1079. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Jack was a talented musician, playing saxophone in several area big bands, an avid golfer, a bowler, a voracious reader and a gentle soul with a quick wit and ready smile.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Teddy Ruth; his son Barry (Brenda) Ruth of Houston, TX; his daughters Robin Ruth (John Eichenlaub) of Akron, OH and Laurie Ruth of Chicago, IL and five grandchildren: Diana (Jared) Bass of Carrollton, TX, Lauren (Casey) O'Bryant of Irving, TX and Meredith and Kevin Eichenlaub of Akron, OH and Julia Ruth of Chicago, IL.

Obituary: (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: January 24, 2012)

Josephine A. "JoAnn" Eichenlaub
June. 29, 1926 - Dec. 14, 2013

Josephine A. "JoAnn" Eichenlaub (nee Cosgrave), 87, of Elyria, passed away, surrounded by her loving family at home, Saturday December 14, 2013, following a long illness. She was born June 29, 1926 in Cleveland.

JoAnn was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an avid reader, enjoyed travel, playing golf, all types of sports, and was politically and socially active in the community.

JoAnn was preceded in death in 2000 by her husband of 52 years, John L., Sr.; two sons, Dick and Christopher; her parents, Louis D. and Josephine R. (nee McLaughlin) Cosgrave; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Marsha M. Price (Ted) of Avon Lake; three sons, John L., Jr. (Robin) of Akron, Andrew D. (Rita) of Avon, Matthew J. (Kimberly) of Elyria. Additional survivors include 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions, in JoAnn’s memory, can be sent to The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter, 6155 Rockside Rd. Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131.

Obiturary: (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: December 16, 2013) || News Article: (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: December 17, 2013)

Frank Theodore "Ted" Price Jr.
July, 12, 1942 - Jan. 14, 2014

Frank Theodore "Ted" Price Jr. 71, of Avon Lake, OH passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness at University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH on Tuesday January 14, 2014. He was born July 12, 1942 in Albany NY.

Ted served with the U.S. Navy Submarine Service on the U.S.S. Triton SSRN/SNN 586. He started Triton Transport Service Inc. in 1982, which became the leader in intermodal transportation. Ted served on numerous transportation boards, and was a leader and founder of IANA. He belonged to the Holland Society, and was a member of U.S. Submarine Veterans; their home boat is the U.S.S. Cod. Ted was also philanthropic, and will be dearly missed by many. He was an avid golfer and reader. Ted wintered in Florida and traveled around the world with his wife. He also loved aviation.

He is survived by his family: Marsha M. (nee: Eichenlaub) his wife of fourteen years, three daughters: Sharon M. Goode (Keith) of Avon Lake, Linda L. Thompson of Elyria, Kathleen M. Frey of Avon, four sons: Frank T. Price III (Wendy) of North Ridgeville, Kyle T. McDonnell (Becky) of Wellington, Ryan P. McDonnell of Marysville, Thomas J. McDonnell (Jodi) of Lakeville, additional survivors include two sisters: Barbara Lape (Joseph) of Rosemount, MN, Katherine Wright (Sidney) of Conroe, TX, four brothers: Richard (Linda) of Schoharie, NY, Thomas (Polly) of Florence, SC, William (Maureen) of Schoharie, NY, David (Susan) of Hagaman, NY, fifteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Ted was preceded in death by his father, Frank Theodore Price Sr. in 1995 and his mother, Frances Palmer (nee: Baker) Price in 1968.

V.F.W. Post # 1079 will provide full military honors following services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Ted's memory can be sent to The American Lung Association of Ohio PO Box 415 Sandusky, OH.

Obiturary: (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: January 15, 2014)