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Theresa Pahanish-Eitel

July 30, 1970 — February 12, 2023

Theresa L. Pahanish-Eitel, age 52, passed away from a sudden illness on February 12, 2023.

She was born on July 30, 1970, in Canton, Ohio, to Joseph J. and Patricia (Stewart) Pahanish.

Theresa received a master’s degree in criminal justice and is a retired major of the US Army as she served in Kuwait and Iraq receiving a purple heart.  Theresa was also a ROTC instructor at Wright State University.

Those left to cherish her memory are mother, Patricia Stewart; son, Austin Ballash; husband, Rod Eitel; daughter, Samantha Nolet; grandsons, Blayne Ballash, James Snowberger; granddaughter, Kaylynn Snowberger; brothers, Luke (Heidi)  and Mark (Tammy) Pahanish;  nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Pahanish; nephew, J.J. Pahanish.

A funeral service will be held Friday, February 17, 2023, 12pm, in Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Eckert, calling hours will be before services 10-12noon. Interment following services in Asbury Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to

Arrangements are entrusted to Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home, 4041 Cleveland Ave S, Canton, OH 44707.

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