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Obituary for Luther "Bud" Eisenhart

December 4, 2017
Levittown, Pennsylvania

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Luther "Bud" Eisenhart of Levittown, PA passed away peacefully at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 100.

Bud recently celebrated his 100th birthday and a cheerful group of well- wishers gathered at the Jesse Soby Legion Post in Langhorne to happily honor the man whose roles as friend, husband, dad, granddad, great-granddad and Air Force Veteran have written the story of an exciting and exuberant life.

Bud was born in 1917 in Bethlehem, PA, the son of the late Robert and Bessie (Leidich) Eisenhart. In his youth and young adulthood, he enjoyed sports, with golf and wrestling being favorites. He was even a competitive ballroom dancer with his sister, Grace. Grace happened to be friends with a young lady named Irene Lambert, who, on June 24th 1944, would become Bud's wife. Bud and Irene were happily married for 57 years before Irene passed away in 2001.

During World War II, Bud joined the Air Force and became the Navigator of the B-17 known as "A Bit O' Lace" in the 447th Bomb Group.

Despite a piece of shrapnel coming through the plane and lodging itself in his desk during one of his missions, he completed his years of service safely and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. His career path following his Air Force years led him to the steel mills of Bethlehem, Johnstown and finally Fairless Hills.

When his employment at the mills ended, he became the first computer teacher at Bucks County Technical High School, where he taught for many years until his retirement in 1984.

To say that Bud remained active after retirement would be quite the understatement. He has been the catcher for the "Oldies but Goodies" softball team as well as a competitor in the Senior Games in Shippensburg, PA, where he won numerous gold medals in events such as shot put, javelin and discus.

Bud's daughters both own vacation homes on Lake Ontario, and it was not unusual to catch Bud out in a kayak. Enjoying life is something that he continued to do very well.

He is survived by his two daughters, Beth E. Massey (Steve) and Shelley A. Cloak (John), both of Langhorne; two grandchildren, Kristin Nichols (Reed) and Trevor Cloak (Rev. Fritz Fowler) and two great-grandchildren, Arden and Rylan Nichols.

Service and Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bud's memory may be made to Hope For The Animals (www.hopefortheanimals.com).

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