Wayne Edwin Eister, 89, of
Danville, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on July 27, 2018 at Geisinger
Medical Center in Danville, PA. He was born on August 20, 1928 in
Shamokin, PA the son of the late
Uriah B. and Jennie Grace Wolfgang Eister.
Wayne graduated from Shamokin High School in 1947.
was married for 44 years to the late S. Louise Haddock Eister who preceded
him in death January 3, 1994. He was a devoted husband to Dot Stump
Willoughby for 18 years, who survives. They were married September 25,
served his country in the United States Navy as a
Corpsman for two years stationed in
Wayne was employed by Danville State Hospital as a medical attendant and
later as a chemical operator for Merck and Company for 39 years, from where
was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Danville PA. An avid music lover
and accomplished trombonist, Wayne played in a wide number of area bands
where he was wholeheartedly involved, including the Danville Community
Band. He was also a member of the American Music Association and the
American Modeler’s Association. Wayne enjoyed woodworking and building and
flying radio-controlled airplanes. He will be greatly missed by his family
whom he adored.
addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; Jeffrey W. Eister and his
wife Patty of Danville PA and Kevin E. Eister and his wife Kara of Burnt
Hills NY and three daughters; Marsha K. Pehowic and her husband Andrew J. of
Danville PA; Barbara L. Roth and her husband James D. of Danville PA and
Robyn E. Styer and her husband Todd A. of Millville PA. Also surviving is
one stepson, Jeffrey A. Willoughby and his wife Becca of Danville and one
stepdaughter, Elaine L. Kuhn and her husband Richard of Selinsgrove PA. He
is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; M.
Louise Eister and Caroline Schrepple; both of Danville PA. Also surviving
are numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter;
Karen L. Eister Gerst on March 18, 2018 and one brother, Myron L. Eister in
January of 2012.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend at Celebration of Wayne’s life
to be held Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church,
215 East Market Street, Danville, PA with the Reverend Trevor Hahn
officiating. Friends will be received from 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM at the church.
Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA. Military rites
will be accorded by the Danville American Legion Post 40.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church or The American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City OK 73123
or online at www.cancer.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W.
Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821.