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Obituary: Mrs. Charles Eichman

Sister Geraldine (Paules) Eichman died at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 20, 2016 at age 90. She was born March 12, 1926 at Vera Cruz, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Curtis and Miriam (Miller) Paules.

Sister Eichman graduated from Emmaus High School, Emmaus, Pa., in 1944. She was united in marriage to Brother Charles W. Eichman on June 5, 1948 at Old Chapel, Bethlehem, Pa. She served alongside her husband in pastorates in New Jersey (Palmyra), Pennsylvania (Canadensis, Nazareth, Coopersburg) Alaska (Bethel), Indiana (Hope) and New York (Castleton Hill).

Sons, David and Kurt; daughters, Beth and Ingrid, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive Sister Eichman. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, April 15, 2008.

Memorial services were held September 24, 2016 at College Hill Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with burial at Nazareth Moravian Cemetery, Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Memorial gifts were welcomed for College Hill Moravian Church.


From the September/October 2016 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, March 24 — Psalm 38:17–22
Exodus 29:31–30:16; Matthew 26:14–30

The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9

And a woman, having learned that Jesus was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Luke 7:37–38

Friend of sinners, thank you for the gift of grace. Cause us to see more clearly the design you have for us to share this grace with all people—including are neighbors and friends. Grant new opportunities today to share and listen for your love. Amen.

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