Lavinia F. Eichorn, age 91, passed away September 3, 2021. Bradenton, Florida- Lavinia Faith Fryling Eichorn-Bailey passed away on September 3, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. Lavinia was the beloved mother of four children, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 8. She was born in Coopersburg, PA on October28, 1929, to Lillian (Miller) Fryling and Paul Fryling, and was the widow of George Eichorn, Jr. of Allentown, Pa., and Donald Bailey of Bradenton, Fl. Her brother ,Ralph Fryling, preceded her in death. Lavinia attended Cedar Crest College and graduated from the Allen-town Business School. She retired as an oﬃcer of Mer-chants National Bank in Allentown, PA at the age of 65and a few years later moved permanently to Bradenton ,Florida. Lavinia is survived by her four children, Deborah Eichorn Kauﬀman (husband the Reverend Stephen), Mark Eichorn, The Reverend Dr. Christian Eichorn (wife Pamela), and Brenda Eichorn Lakis (husband Michael), as well as her grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren. Lavinia was a life-long church member, for many years at St. Timothy Luther-an Church in Allentown, PA ,and then for over 25 years at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach, FL. She actively participated in the choir, taught Sunday School, served as a Eucharistic Minister, volunteered in the ofﬁce, and chaired the Caring Board. Lavinia loved music and was an accomplished singer. When she was 15 she was accepted to sing soprano with the prestigious Bach Choir of Bethlehem, PA. She studied dance for 11 years and at onetime considered becoming a professional. She was an enthusiastic cruiser and visited many ports of call all over the world. She was a past member of the Guild of the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota.
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