Benjamin LeRoy Eisenberger, Jr. was born in Somerville, NJ on August 20, 1929, to the late Benjamin LeRoy Eisenberger, Sr. and Katherine D’Alessio Eisenberger. He attended the local schools in Somerville until attending Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, where he graduated in 1947. His work career was varied, first being the medical detail man for Ortho Pharmaceuticals Company and then the major equipment buyer for Fairchild Aircraft Company in Hagerstown, MD. He attended Rutgers University in 1951, majoring in business administration and economics. In 1959 he became a contract engineer at the Walter Kidde Company Inc., where he worked for 30 years before retiring as the President and Chief Executive Officer in 1989. He spent the next 5 years in Raleigh, NC and in 1994 moved to Seven Lakes West in West End, NC where he enjoyed a life of boating, golfing, and traveling for many years. He also enjoyed playing cards with his friends, mainly bridge and poker. Ben is survived by his loving wife, Luana Wilders Eisenberger. They recently celebrated 67 years of marriage together on July 24th of this year.
He is survived by children, Donna Kay Riordan and husband William of Raleigh, NC; Benjamin LeRoy Eisenberger III and wife Nancy of Papillion, NE; and Janice Angela Monsein and husband Jeffrey of Durham, NC. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Allen Eisenberger. He called his 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren the “joys of his life.”
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Southern Pines, NC.
The Family will receive friends following the service at the church fellowship hall. The family extends their thanks and appreciation to the doctors and staff of Duke University Medical Center, Duke Regional Hospital and Rehabilitation, and Hock Family Pavilion Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church: 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines, NC 28387 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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