Friday, March 4, 2011

Joshua James Eiting (March 2, 2011)

Joshua James Eiting, age 41, passed away at his home in Melbourne Beach, FL, on Wednesday March 2, 2011. Born September 10, 1969 he is survived by parents James & Esther (Stucke) Eiting, of Versailles, OH.

Josh married Shirley (Bigham) Roll Eiting on August 9, 2002. Josh is also survived by stepchildren Jason & Nikki Roll, Katie & Nick Ellis, Maggie & Brian Knapke of Versailles, OH, Jacob Roll of Cincinnati, OH, and eight grandchildren. Siblings are Anne & Rob Klamar, Mitch & Ann Eiting of Versailles, OH, and Polly & Tim Grow of Minster, OH.

Josh graduated from Versailles High School in 1988 and attended the University of Dayton. Josh also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. His passion for aviation led him to the presidency of the Air America Foundation that restores historical military aircraft and he was a member of the Valiant Air Command Museum. Josh was a member of the Melbourne Beach Rotary Club in which he received the highest honor, a Paul Harris Fellow. To continue his service as a Rotarian he was involved with medical mission trips to Uganda, Africa through his club. He and his wife Shirley have lived in Melbourne Beach since 2005.

A celebration of Josh’s life will occur at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles on Monday, March 7, 2011 from 2 - 6 PM with prayer services at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers friends may make memorial contributions to the Air America Foundation.