Thursday, February 20, 2003, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Edward Maurice Eitzen

Edward Maurice Eitzen ,78, of Homewood passed away on February 13, 2003 . He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. He was born on January 16, 1925 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Kressner Eitzen of Montgomery, Al. He attended Sidney Lanier High School and graduated in 1948 from Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He married Ida Elizabeth Pointer of Troy, Al. on August 20, 1949. He was a loving husband and wonderful father of eight children.

He was a highly respected member of the construction industry in Birmingham. He was employed as an estimator and project manager initially at Daniel Construction Company, Rust Engineering and Robins Engineering before moving to Brasfield and Gorrie in 1971 where he worked as senior project manager until his retirement.

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Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ida Pointer Eitzen; eight children, Connie (Scott) Bourgeois, Kathy (Paul) Broderick, Col. Edward Maurice (Joan) Eitzen, Jr.,M.D., Polly (Jon) McDonald, John Pointer Eitzen, M.D., Eric Lawrence (Keri) Eitzen, Madeline (Van) O'Neal, Kristina (Guy) Locker; fourteen grandchildren, Rebecca, Scott and Benjamin Bourgeois, Laura Broderick (Brian) Soisson and Paul Stephen Broderick, Katherine, Meg, Matthew, and Audrey McDonald, Callie and Mitchell Eitzen, Jack, Will and Caroline Locker, He is also survived by his sister, Christine Dillon of Mesa, Arizona as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Monday February 17, 2003 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Our Lady of

Sorrows Church with a prayer service that began at 6 p.m. The funeral mass was at 10 a.m. on Tuesday February 18, 2003 also at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with burial following at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Al.

Services were under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel Funeral Home in Homewood.

Dillard Funeral Home of Troy in charge of local announcement.

The family requested

memorials be made to Our Lady of Sorrows School Foundation, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Al. 35209