Thomas Eisha was born in Chicago, the youngest of six children. He graduated from Chicago Vocational School and Washburn Trade School. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean, children Laura, Linda, Thomas and Michael and ten grandchildren.
Thomas Eisha was a dedicated family man who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, his granddaughter said.
“Grandpa always loved to attend the sporting events and ceremonies of his grandchildren, just as much as they loved to see him and Grandma sitting in the crowd,” said granddaughter Geena Anselmo.
He attended the recent Air Force graduation of his grandson, Curtis, in San Antonio. “He was proud of all his grandchildren and their many accomplishments,” Anselmo said. “And as they all continue to grow, we know he will always watch over them.”
The Eishas moved from Chicago in 1959, relocating to Lansing where they raised their family and ran a small appliance store, Eisha Appliance. Eisha became involved in the community and was a member of the Lansing Lions Club. He served as sergeant with the Lansing Police Department and was a village trustee for 16 years.
A devout Catholic, Eisha was an usher at St. Ann Church and a member of the St. Ann Men’s Club. He was an honorable 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. “He was always so caring and put others before himself,” Anselmo said. “He would do anything for his family and friends.”
Among his hobbies were playing cards, golfing and traveling with his wife. He enjoyed watching “The Price is Right” each day and was an avid Cubs fan who liked watching sports on television.
In 1994, Eisha’s son, Michael, donated a kidney to his father, which enabled him to enjoy many more years with his family.
Eisha was born in Chicago, the youngest of six children. He graduated from Chicago Vocational School and Washburn Trade School. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean, children Laura, Linda, Thomas and Michael, and ten grandchildren.