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Emil "Joe" Eichblatt Jr. '59 April 26, 2021 1:29 PM updated: April 26, 2021 1:36 PM

Emil "Joe" Eichblatt JR
May 23, 1937 - January 21, 2021

Emil Joseph Eichblatt Jr, ("Joe") was born in Midland, TX on May 23, 1937, and passed away on January 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil J. Eichblatt and Sidney Beyers. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Michael ("Mike') Heenan Eichblatt, his daughter, Erin Heiden and her husband, Richard of Tampa FL; grandchildren, Rachel, Joseph, and Jacob Heiden, brother David Eichblatt (Jody); Brothers-in-Law Timothy Heenan (Edita) and Daniel Heenan (Carol); Sister-in-law Ellie Heenan Myers , and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

Joe was in the Corp of Cadets class of ’59 at Texas A&M University and received a Masters degree from Ohio State University. He was commissioned into the US Army serving two years in Germany as a 1st Lieutenant. He was a career engineer and manager at the Pacific Missile Test Center for the US Navy at Point Mugu, CA. There, he authored three textbooks on the Test and Evaluation of Tactical Missiles, stored in the Library of Congress and used at many universities today. After retirement in 2000, Joe and Mike relocated from Somis, CA to Tomball, TX. He was an avid golfer, Hobie-cat racer, skier, photographer, and expert woodcrafter, building beautiful furniture for family and friends. Most of all, he was attentive and loving to his wife, Mike, and his daughter, Erin. As a Texas Aggie, Joe was a man of high character and morals, following the motto, "always do the right thing". He will be forever missed, but his spirit will remain strong with those whom he influenced and loved so greatly during his well-lived life. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at the Auberge Memory Care center for their excellent care and kind attention to Joe over the last year.

A private family service will be scheduled later at the Houston National Cemetery. Remembrances can be made to the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets Scholarship Fund https://corps.tamu.edu/support-the-corps-of-cadets/ or the Alzheimer's Association https://www.alz.org.


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