Joseph Eichelberger

December 27, 1990

Joseph C. Eichelberger, 87, who was among the first appointed state driving examiners, died of heart disease Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Loring Byers funeral establishment, 8728 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

Mr. Eichelberger was hired in 1935 as a first sergeant in the examiners corps for the Department of Motor Vehicles, then situated only in Baltimore. Mr. Eichelberger was a member of a traveling "road crew" who administered driving tests from town to town. When he retired from the department in 1967, he received numerous letters of commendation for exemplary work.

During his youth, he drove a beer truck and was employed as a cement worker. He was born in Westminster and graduated from Elmer Wolfe High School in Union Bridge.

In 1924, he married the former Wilhelmina Love. The couple had been married 57 years at the time of her death in 1981.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty L. James of Owings Mills and Marion A. Maeser of Arbutus; a son, George C. Eichelberger of Hockessin, Del.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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