We sadly announce that Forrest Eichmann of Woodstown, NJ, age 71, died on December 31, 2014, at home after a hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer.
Forrest was a charter member of New Jersey NENA, served on the executive board and as chapter President in 1997 and 1998.
Beginning in his high school years, he served on the Woodstown Ambulance squad, as well as joining the Reliance Fire Company. It is the latter position where Forrest moved up the ranks, eventually becoming Chief from 1976 to 1980. Forrest continued to be an active member of the fire department for many years after that. Being the hard-worker that he was, Forrest also worked part-time as a fire and ambulance dispatcher. Forrest would eventually parlay his job as a dispatcher into becoming Director of Emergency Services for Salem County. Under his watch, 911 was introduced into Salem County for the first time in the early 1990s. Forrest retired from this position in 2002.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, January 3rd in the Asbury United Methodist Church, 149 S. Main St. Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 10 AM until the time of service. A viewing will also be held from 5 to 8 PM Friday evening, January 2nd in the H.T. LAYTON FUNERAL HOME, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown. Burial will be in the Woodstown Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Forrest’s memory may be made to the Reliance Fire Company, 25 Broad St., Woodstown, NJ, 08098, or to the American Legion Ambulance Squad, PO Box 187, Woodstown, NJ 08098. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Services 102 S. Main St. Woodstown, NJ 08098
The full Obituary can be viewed by clicking here.