Clark County, Ohio

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M/Sgt William E. Eby, USAF, Ret.

M/Sgt William E. Eby, USAF, Ret., 52, of South Vienna died Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in Community Hospital.

He was born June 15, 1955 in Highland Park, Michigan the son of Burton E. and Martha L. (Paffhausen) Eby.

Bill was a 1973 graduate of Northland High School in Columbus, Oh., earned his Bachelor's Degree from Weber State University and was nearing completion of his Master's Degree through Central Michigan University. Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1973 and for eleven years was a Special Forces Pararescue Jumper, who was responsible for locating and penetrating areas of difficult access to provide medical treatment, means of survival and evacuation of disaster victims. He lived by their motto "That Others May Live". He received numerous awards and commendations for his rescue efforts. Although he retired from service at Hill AFB, Utah in 1993 he would live the rest of his life in service to others. He then relocated to Ohio and was employed as a Computer Software Engineer, most recently by Northrup Grumman Corp in Dayton.

Bill became involved in local affairs in Clark County and was a Pleasant Township Trustee beginning in 1999 until 2003 and was Past President of the Clark County Township Association; was former Chairman of the Clark County Democratic Party Executive Committee; a Central Committee Member; a former candidate for the Ohio State House of Representatives 84th District, and taught classes as a volunteer for Junior Achievement . He was also instrumental in renaming State Route 48 as "USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway". Bill was a member of St. Raphael Church, Catawba Lions Club and Springfield Toastmasters.

He is survived by his parents of Cincinnati, Ohio; his wife Natalie Tackett-Eby of South Vienna; his daughter and son-in-law Laura (Eby) and Beau Snellman and their son Charles Riley Snellman of Helena, Montana; two sisters and a brother-in-law Frances and William Mort of Lima, Ohio, and Anita Rudy of Cincinnati; mother-in-law Roseanna Tackett of Slippery Rock, Pa.; sister-in-law Cynthia Tackett of Woburn, Ma.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

The family will receive visitors Saturday from 4-6 PM. and for one hour prior to the service in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM. in the Memorial Home with Father Louis Asobi officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to the Pararescue Association.

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