July 14, 1932 - September 9, 2021
Eberhard "Eb" William Ax born 7/14/1932 died peacefully at home September 9 2021..welcomed into heaven by His Lord, his mother Ida, wife Patsy "Pat", daughter Kathy and son in law Jim. The family and friends he leaves behind that loved and adored him are his daughter Karen( Pedro Luna), Grandson Phillip Hodge (Anne), Great Grandsons Owen & Isaac Hodge, The Wulker, Johnson, Kreimer, Silva & Burke families, The Tribe and many other family and friends.
Eb was born and raised in Madisonville Ohio, attending St Paul's LCMS and School, taking great pride in his humble beginnings, loving to tell stories of those years. After marrying the love of his life Pat, they moved to Milford Ohio and was the last surviving charter member (63 years) of St. Mark's LCMS. At St Paul's and St Mark's he gave and served in many roles. His most beloved role was Trustee and later surrogate Grandpa to many of the students at St. Marks School.
Eb started his automotive legacy at a very young age as a lot boy for Cronin Motors. Cars were his passion, not just a job. His career at Woody Sander Ford, 1950-1997, was one he took great pride in. Parts Manager was a role that fit his personality of supply, demand and storage. Rising to the challenge of how many parts can be stored in the smallest of space to make sure a part was available for customers & City of Cincinnati. Service was his number one priority during his 47 years.
After retirement Eb joined the Miami Township Library as a Friend of the Library using his skills for his other passion in life, reading & books. He enjoyed traveling around the city gathering books for the book sales, raising funds to meet, enhance current needs and to develop opportunities for future generations of the Library.
Eb was a simple man that believed in loving his family and friends, working hard, serving in whatever way was needed, giving no matter the sacrifice to himself and making sure everyone knew he was a man of faith. He made his 89 years on this earth count, leaving behind a legacy in the areas of life he valued the most.
Visitation is on Sunday September 12th 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Evans Funeral Home Milford, OH, Graveside Service Monday September 13th 11:00AM at Evergreen Cemetery in Miamiville, OH. Family requests masks be worn while attending.
Memorials, if so desired, can be made in Eb's memory to the Parkinson's Foundation, St. Mark's Lutheran Church Milford or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.