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William August Eichner

William August Eichner
  • October 21, 1951 - September 5, 2016
  • South Windsor, Connecticut

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“To the Eichner Family, On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Bill's...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Nick Nichols - SC

“One of my best fishing buddies from the old days. My friend and mentor in bass fishing...especially the texas rigged rubber worm. We will all miss...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lew Stein - Vernon, CT

“Diane and family. We are so sorry to hear about Billy. His dad and my dad were best friends so I've know him along time. He will be greatly missed...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Bill & Barbara Smith

“Diane, Pete and I first met you both what seems like such a short time ago at the Vernon car show. For whatever reason every week we would find you...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pete and Carol Tozier - Tolland

“FISHIN' at the Race, on Candlewood, or in the Fenton River(getting eaten by black flies) , didn't matter where or when, even in January on the lake...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Gillion

“Diane, we are so sorry to hear about Billy. We just saw you at Broadbrook on Saturday. We will see you on Monday. RIP Billy you will be missed by all...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Elliott and Karen Aspinwa

“Words can not express what is in my heart at this moment. I am so sorry for your loss. Billy wasn't just a great person, Legionnaire and friend. He...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Dopirak - South Windsor, CT

“Dear Diane, Steve and family members,I can't help but remember my cousin "Billy" as a fun loving individual who always had a sparkle in his eye. Much...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Sandra Philips

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“Diane and Family,Please accept our condolences on the passing of Bill. It was an honor to have known such a great person and we will truly miss him....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kevin, Kristen and girls Spika - CT

William August "Billy" Eichner, 64, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Diane Lynn (Kurth) Eichner, died unexpectedly on Monday September 5, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Billy was born on October 21, 1951 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Joseph William and Hulda (Klein) Eichner. Billy grew up in Coventry and was a graduate of Coventry High School. He served our country during Vietnam with the U.S. Navy in the Submarine Service. He worked for over 30 years at Teleflex in Coventry, where he retired as Plant Manager in 2010. He was a dedicated member of the American Legion in South Windsor. Billy was a member of the NRA and served as a range safety officer. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Eastern CT Sportsman's Club, the Windham Fish & Game Club and the CT Federation of Bass Anglers Sportsman's Society. He had a passion for classic cars and loved to show cars and attend classic car shows. He was also a member of the National Association for Amateur Radio. A kind, caring and devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many, he will be greatly missed. Along with his wife, Diane, he leaves his daughter, Katie Johnson of Orange, TX, his brother, Steven Eichner and his wife Joann of Columbia; his step children, David Riollano of Plantsville and Patrick Duggan and his wife Whitney of New York, NY; his mother-in-law, Carmel (Raimondi) Kurth of East Hartford and his sisters-in-law, Jean Kurth Zubretsky of South Windsor and Maryann Garza and her husband Lorenzo of Windsor. His family will receive friends on Monday, September 12, 2016, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. A time of sharing and Military Honors will follow on Monday at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the request of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion. Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.