Teamsters Local 710 lost a great union man and steward, Brother Sam Eickleberry. Sam was a 30-year Local 710 member at the Hammond UPS facility and served as a steward for four years. He truly believed in the union and was a strong advocate for the members he represented. Our hearts go out to his wife and three children, his family and friends, and the UPSers that had the true pleasure of working alongside him. Sam will be sincerely missed.
Fri, June 15, 2018 | 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Burns Kish Funeral Home – 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana 46321
Sat, June 16, 2018 | 12:00 – 12:45 pm
St. Thomas More Church – 8501 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana 46321
Samuel “Sammy” Eickleberry Jr., age 49, of Dyer, IN passed away June 13, 2018 at Rush University Hospital in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his devoted wife of 11 years, Nancy; father, Samuel Sr.; mother, Sharon; twin sister, Stacey (Mike Starcevich); three children: Alyson, Adam and Jakob; father and mother in law, Armando (Carmen) Blanco; brother in law, Armando Jr. (Traci) Blanco; sister in law, Veronica Blanco; nieces: Amanda, Hannah, Simone; nephew, Duke; best friend, Gary Zentz and favorite hunting dog, Sugar. Sammy was employed at UPS in Hammond, IN for 30 years where he served as a union steward. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He coached his children in various sports and was a parishioner at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Munster, IN.