Obituary of James F. Eberhardt
Jim was a punctual and predictable man who was a devoted husband and father. Clara met Jim when she was fifteen and they married two years later, spending sixty-six years together. Over the years they spent summers on Black Lake. Jim and the boys often fished together but his favorite pastime was golf. He would get up early to get in nine holes before church on Sunday.
Jim was not only devoted to his family but also in service to his country when he was in the US Army, stationed at Pork Chop Hill. After he was stateside, he joined the Knights of Columbus and remained a member for fifty years. Jim was a very social guy, starting his own version of the Rat Pack with a few buddies called the Rat Ass Club. Dean Martin, scotch and smoking pipe were all his favorites.
Even though he liked a good time, his mild manners and quiet passion excelled him in the construction business. Frank J. Eberhardt Inc. was started by Jim’s Dad back in 1954 which Jim eventually took the helm and changed the name to Eberhardt Builders. The company built many homes throughout LakeView. He always treated his crew well with a mandatory 2:30PM beer break!
Eberhardt, James F. November 22, 2018 of Lake View, NY. Beloved husband of Clara A. (nee Tiberia) Eberhardt; devoted father of James (Theodora), Lynn (Marc Reinhardt), Patti (Doug) Durni, Carol (Ed) Gath, and Joseph (Laura) Eberhardt; loving brother of late William (Susan) Eberhardt; also survived by 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends received on Monday from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 AM at St. John Paul II Church in Lake View, NY. Please assemble at church. Jim was owner of Eberhardt Builders, a Korean War Army Veteran as a survivor of Pork Chop Hill, and was active member of the Knights of Columbus Hamburg Council #2220. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Paul II Church and Hospice Buffalo. Please make online donations and condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.