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Obituary - Alfred C. Eisenhut

Alfred C. Eisenhut

Date of Passing: August 30th, 2009

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Alfred C. Eisenhut, 84, of Deansboro, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1925, in Utica, the son of the late Conrad and Mina Schneider Eisenhut. He was valedictorian of the Waterville Central School, class of 1943 and attended Utica College. On November 6, 1948, at the First Presbyterian Church of Waterville, he married Laura Alcott. She passed away December 26, 1981. On November 11, 1983, in Deansboro, he married Joyce Baker Poyer. Mr. Eisenhut was a life long dairy farmer in Deansboro, retiring in 1973. After his retirement, he worked as a Field Representative for the Sauquoit Valley Insurance, Co., again retiring in 2000. Mr. Eisenhut was a 50 plus year member and Past Master of Sanger Lodge #129 F & AM and served on the Board of Directors for the Sauquoit Valley Insurance, Co. from 2000-2009. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Kathleen Eisenhut of Mohawk and Keith and Benita Eisenhut of Deansboro; a step son, David Poyer of Alder Creek; a sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Fredolyn Zweifel of Waterville; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Eisenhut of Deansboro; eight grandchildren, Meredith, Clifford, Erika, Vanessa, John, Andrew, Robert and Jeffrey; two great grandsons, Jackson and Kevin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Harry Eisenhut; and a step daughter, Katherine Spreter. A celebration of Alfred's life will be Wednesday morning at 10 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, with his son, Gregory Eisenhut officiating. Interment will be in Deansboro Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday evening from 4-8. Members of Sanger Lodge #129 F & AM will meet Tuesday at 7:30 at the funeral home for ritualistic services.

Condolences:

Joyce, My deepest sympathies on your loss. Esther
Esther Kanipe

Al was a very remarkable man. He was very humorous and intelligent. I always looked forward to his visits and loved to talk about stocks with him. I will miss him and I will miss you, Joyce. Sincerely, Eric
Eric Knight, MD

Most Mother's would be unconditionally accepting of their own Son and therefore would always be welcoming..A Stepfather..maybe, maybe not. In the case of my Stepfather, I was ALWAYS welcomed. No need to announce my visits and no need to ever knock upon arrival..just walk right in...24 hours a day..did not matter. I was always welcome..25 years like that. Then comes Colden my dog..he too was always welcome. I made a point of visiting weekly, not because I had to, but because I wanted to. My visits would always include a game(s) of pitch..I can only think of 1 time in all those years we didn't play..buck a game, .50 an up..debts were always paid. The thing about playin cards with Al was it provided an opportunity to discuss life..stock market advice, work issues, women issues, politics, the economy..it became important to get Alf's input..he had a way..subtle, quiet, very little margin for debate, but very sage thoughts. That was one...no matter the complexity of the discussion, and no matter the difference of opinion, in all those years I never had one cross word or never a raised voice. I knew I wouldn't change his mind but wanted that input. That's another thing about Al, for all those little things I'd do around the house for Mom and Al, the efforts were always appreciated..in a quiet and subtle way, always appreciated..I knew that. Al was much more than Stepfather too me, he was a terrific friend..my visits will no doubt continue but there will be this huge void as I'll truly miss this great man, my buddy Al. Dave
Dave Poyer

I was never prouder to have been born in June than when I would visit Alfred, who always said "...the best people are all born in June". My brother (Jeffrey) and I have great memories of playing in the barn, messing up the hay and harassing the cows. But my fondest memories of Alfred are when we would play pitch. Between he and my dad (Dave) I believe that I've received about as well-rounded a pitch education as one could possibly hope for. I can still hear him say, "...stops a 10" as he'd lead a jack, or "that's a key card!" as he'd be forced to toss a 9 on an opponents trick. I am proud to have known Alfred and that my family had the opportunity to get to know him as well as we did. Kelsey, Kevin and I love him very much and we will miss him.
Rob, Kelsey and Kevin Poyer

Greg and Family, My condolences to you all on his passing. Mark Kaucher
Mark Kaucher

Greg and Family and Keith and Family: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Having lost my own dad in the past year, I can appreciate the sense of loss and grief. I only met your dad a few times but I recall my parents (William and Alberta Weakley) speaking highly of him and having fond memories related to his capabilities as an insurance representative (he secured insurance policies of some of their properties). Please know that others are thinking of you all during this time and wish you peace and serenity. Fondly, Becky Weakley Eisenhut and son, Daniel.
Becky Eisenhut

I was a classmate. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his family. Henry Gardner, Virginia
Henry Gardner

Greg and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Condolances in this time of sorrow.
Jim Batsford

Dear Friends, We wish you all of our deepest sympathy, love and prayers. So sorry to hear about Al. Love and prayers from Hannah & Arlene Ernst, Elvera Lemon and Families. God Bless you all with strength & courage in the days ahead.
Elvera Lemon

Greg/Kathy and family, We'd like to express our deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear of your father/grandfather's passing. God be with you during this difficult time. May your memories ease your pain. Sincerely Robert and Sheila and family
Robert & Sheila Kennedy

Words cannot express how sorry I am that Al died. As the days go by, your grief will lessen but time will never erase the memories you have, so treasure them. I pray that God will give you the strength and comfort you need now and in the future. A friend and neighbor for many years. Love, Edie
Edie Eastman

i am very sorry to hear a about it i knoe mrs eisenhut she was my teacher very sorry to hear about i will prayer for you family
frances ditch

Greg & Family, Doris and my prayers are with you all at this time of celabration of your dad's life. He is with our Lord, Yahway.
Bill Hisert

Bob and I send our deepest sympathy.
Mary Beth VanDenbergh

Dear Joyce & family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Both Jack and I extend our deepest sympathy. I think of you often Joyce and the bond of friendship we shared so many years ago.
Jack & Darlene Stolarczyk

Keith and Family, Our sincere sympathy is with you and your family in your time of sorrow.
Doug & Donna White

Al was a mentor to many, making people feel good about themselves. I worked with Al at Sauquoit Valley Insurance Co. He told me that property insurance was more about people than property, he was right. Bev and I enjoyed attending insurance conventions with Al and Joyce. When I would ask Al about the travel plans,he'd say, Joycie takes care of that. And she always did. They enjoyed meeting their friends for card games of "red dog".Al was proud of his sons. He said Keith had his mother's intellect to succeed as a lawyer. Gregg had his personality to be a business leader. Al relied on David's help around the farm, and it made Joyce happy to see him. When I visited Al and Joyce in July, Al was sitting in his chair by the window watching the stock market on their new wide screen tv. I said to Al, now you can see the bad market much clearer. He chuckled, don't worry it always rebounds. By God's grace, so can we. Blessings to all. Terry and Bev Donlon
Terry & Bev Donlon

Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Beth Carcone

On behalf of the Scherfling family, our sincere sympathy is extended to all in the Eisenhaut family. We will forever remember the fun-filled days at Twitchell and recent lunches with Al and Joyce.
Tammy Scherfling Smith

My deepest sympathy to the Eisenhut family.
Dolores (McManus) Wines