Jean Eichorst

Jean Elizabeth Eichorst

Saturday, December 24th, 1932 - Saturday, January 26th, 2019
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Jean Elizabeth Eichorst (nee Dospinescu), 86, of Somers Point, NJ, passed away on January 26, 2019. Born in Philadelphia on Christmas Eve, 1932, Jean was a first generation American who inherited her love of tea and scones from her English mother and her wanderlust from her Romanian father. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Beach Haven, NJ, where she planted her toes in the sand and lost her heart to the beach. From that day until the day she died, she was Jersey Girl in the truest sense. Jean went on to get her nursing degree and worked for many years at Shore Memorial Hospital. She joined a theater group, where she met Richard Eichorst when she had to hit him in the face with a pie. In 1959, they married and eventually had two children, Kate and Rich, and Jean retired from nursing. While her nursing career fit her healing nature, Jean’s true passion was music. She had an amazing high soprano voice and sang in the Christ Episcopal Church choir for many years, with other choral groups in the south Jersey area, including the Masterworks Choir of Ocean City, and at the occasional piano bar. She is probably best known, however, for singing wherever and whenever the mood struck her, which was always. She was never without a song in her heart, and that song often found its way out to be enjoyed by anyone around her. Jean always wanted to help, and volunteered her time and talents in many ways over the years. In her most recent venture, she found a way to combine her love of knitting with her need to help when she and friends from church formed the Knit Wits. The group would meet weekly to share tea, treats, and fellowship while knitting blankets and prayer shawls for hospice, homeless, and women’s shelters, and tiny hats for premature babies at the hospital. Always ready with a cup of tea and an encouraging word, Jean was a mother, a wife, a singer, a nurse, a traveler, a knitter, a cheerleader to all, a Jersey Girl, and a die-hard Eagles fan. But above all, she was a kind soul in an unkind world. Jean is greatly missed and survived by her children, Kate Eichorst (Cat) of Sarasota, FL., and Richard Eichorst (Jennifer) of Somers Point, NJ. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 157 Shore Rd., Somers Point, NJ, 08244.
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Liz Daley

Posted at 03:33pm
Rich, I am sorry for your loss. I only met your Mom a couple of times, she was a wonderful fun person,
Liz Daley


Posted at 10:22am
I would just like to say I am sorry for the loss of your love one. And to let you know that your love one has a chance to come back to live in a paradise here on earth would that be wonderful to happen. Well If you remember when Jesus was hanging on the What’s your steak there was a man right next to him he said to Jesus please remember me in paradise and Jesus replies and said truely I say to you this day you will be in paradise. Did you ever think about that. Well this day will be here very soon there will be no more sickness no more dying . For the former things have passed away. Would this be wonderful. If you like to know more about this you can go to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness and anyone there will be happy to help you. Or you can go to JW. Org and you can find anything you like to know about this and many more things you like to know. And again I am very sorry for the loss of your love ine.

Regina Neil

Posted at 12:26pm
To the family, truly death is most difficult! This is why we need the kingdom government in which many pray for, through this government Matt6:10) mankind will receive many blessings even the animals will benefit from this arrangement isa11:6-9) also isa35:5,6) ps37:29)

zelbra Isaac

Posted at 06:39pm
My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your love one .May you find comfort from the scriptures. 2Cor1:3,4 also Isaiah 33:24. No resident will say I am sick.

Mark Juliano

Posted at 07:49pm
I will truly miss this amazing Lady I never, EVER met.......I only know what I know of her, because of my relatives, the Atkinsons....But ever since the very first time I posted a poem on FB, she was always and forever there to 'Like' and praise whatever I did....Over the years we exchanged different thingies and much great warm thoughts, but, the one thing she seem to love the BESTest, was when I posted a picture of Pooh Bear and Piglet, and then added my own dialogue to fit the image....
This was the very last one which she replied to, dated January 21st......

"Rather a blustery day, I'd say, Eeyore....
Piglet and I had NO idea it was SO windy and cold...!?!"

"Whatever...Cold or not, thanks for noticing me......."

Although we never met, her wit and compassion and love
was SO very precious to me.......
I feel such pangs right now
and great joy in just knowing
I might have made her smile a few times......

Good night, sweetest Lady
Good bye, my friend

Mark Juliano ~

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