January 30, 1940 - April 21, 2022
The staff at Heishman Funeral Home Inc. sends condolences to the family of Skip Eisen. Skip Eisen of Woodstock, Virginia passed away peacefully Thursday, April 21 at Consulate Healthcare while surrounded by family, love and listening to familiar music he enjoyed. He was formerly a resident of Edinburg, Virginia. Skip was born on January 30, 1940, in the Bronx, New York to the late Eva and Meyer Eisen. He attended public school in New York City before joining the U.S. Navy at 17 years old. He served four years on aircraft carriers such as the USS Lexington, USS Hornet, and the USS Bennington. His primary job was working in ordnance, with the end of his service being spent off the coast of Vietnam at the beginning of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed sharing stories of his travels and visits to foreign ports on various Western Pacific cruises with the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he lived in Manhattan and Upstate New York where he worked in construction, owned a Chicken Delight franchise, and even had a part in building the Twin Towers. His love of horses and riding led him on his adventurous move to Houston, Texas where he worked in fast food management, was an Italian restaurant owner, construction tool salesman, and co-owned a construction company. In Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, Skip began his life as a homeowner, husband, and father to three precious daughters and numerous pets. Skip relocated with his family to the Shenandoah Valley in 2003 where the mountains, scenic beauty, and slow pace of life were cherished. Throughout Skip’s life, he enjoyed fishing, Yiddish and country music, playing guitar, old western movies, horseback riding, cooking, grocery shopping and had a deep love for his Jewish faith. He also found great pleasure in watching his daughters grow and succeed in life, welcoming son-in-laws to the family, and becoming a Papa to his beloved grandsons. He cherished every moment he got to spend with his family. Skip was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rhoda. Left with precious memories are Laurel Dixon (David) of Clearbrook, VA, Brenna Menefee (Joey) of Woodstock, VA, Lainey Eisen (Jason Taylor) of Strasburg, VA, and two grandsons, Levi and Remington Menefee. He also leaves his niece and nephew Debra and Mitchell Lorring of New York, and his former wife and friend, Maureen Mercik. The family would like to thank the staff of Blue Ridge Hospice, Skyline Terrace Nursing Home, and Consulate Healthcare of Woodstock for the love, care, and comfort provided to Skip and an extra special thank you to Dustin and Sarah for deeply loving and caring for our father. You both meant so much to him. Our love and thanks also go out to Skip’s protector and buddy, Lloyd “Gus” who was so good to him at the end of his life. Visitation will be Thursday, April 28th from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Funeral Chapel in Edinburg, VA. There will be a graveside service on Friday, April 29th at 2 p.m at the Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg. Pallbearers will be Joey Menefee, David Dixon, Jason Taylor, Dustin Nottingham, and Sarah Williams. Honorary Pallbearer will be Lloyd “Gus” Wolford. The family asks that you consider making a donation to Blue Ridge Hospice in Skip’s memory for the wonderful care they provided to him. Donations can be made at www.brhospice.org/donate or by mail to 333 W. Cork St., #405 Winchester, VA 22601. Online condolences can be left at www.valleyfs.com Arrangements by Heishman Funeral Home Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch, Edinburg.
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