Barlane (Ike) Eichbaum, PhD
1926 - 2018
Materials Processing Engineer/Environmental Scientist
Ike was an original Advisory Board member in 2006 at the founding of the US Nuclear Energy Foundation
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: Industry: Applied Research & Development
Major Products: Advanced components for computers, industrial and military equipment; materials processing for new systems; environmental programs and studies to reduce pollution. Inorganic Materials Science/Engineering and Environmental Science.
B.S., Rutgers University; M.S., Ceramic Engineering, Texas University; Ph.D., Rutgers University.
Honors/Awards: Foote Minerals 1st Award; Ferro Enamels Award; IBM ERAD Award; Materials in Design Engineering Award; Ford Motor Co. Awards for directing: 1) BIAX High Speed Memory Element Development and Production and 2) Advanced High Speed Thin Film Memory Prototype for NSA; Who's Who in: Electronic Industry; The East; The West; Commerce & Industry; American Men & Women in Science and Royal Blue Book of Great Britain; Fellow, American Institute of Chemists.
Published Works: Over 60 publications, patents and presentations in the fields of ceramic and inorganic processing; solid state and electronic component development; studies on external and internal combustion engines and air pollution; automated metal extraction technology and water pollution clean-up studies. Founding Member, Reno Christian Fellowship, Reno, NV
Barlane Ronald (Ike) Eichbaum
Alan Walter, GJD, Ike Eichbaum 2010 CNF
Ike was a founding Member, Reno Christian Fellowship, Reno, NV
Reno - Barlane (Ike) Ronald Eichbaum went to be with the Lord peacefully while sleeping October 1, 2018. He lived a long full life of 92 years.
Ike was born on September 1, 1926, in Milltown, New Jersey to Grace Wolfe Eichbaum and William Alexander Eichbaum. He is survived by his brother Charles Eichbaum. His parents, brother, William, and sister, Marjorie, have preceded him in death. He married Beatrice May Roth on August 26, 1950, and they had recently celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary. Ike and Bea have three daughters Susanne Bashista, husband, Steve, children David (Amanda) Bashista, Jimmy (Lauren) Bashista, and Kristen Quinton; Virginia Anderson, husband, John, son Timothy Anderson; and Nancy Radford, husband Russ, and son Brian Chapin; along with 7 great-grandsons, Alex (15), Luke (13), Brad (10), Jake (10), Tyler (8), Dominik (12) and Dylan (11) Bashista. Ike felt especially blessed to live long enough to know and love these young men.
Ike's priorities were God, family, country and work, in that order. He and Bea attended Reno Christian Fellowship for almost 50 years. They were one of the founding families and were dedicated to serving the Lord and glorifying God through their lives. He has left a lasting legacy of love and honor to his wife Bea. The family has been blessed through their lives and commitment to their marriage vows all these years. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and would do anything for his family. Most of you will remember the photo album he would take out of his pocket to show off his grand and great grandchildren! Ike was deeply patriotic and supported America as a member of the armed services during World War II. He also stood up for issues in our country and backed his political party. Ike fought for various matters in the community that impacted the people of Reno and his neighborhood.
Ike had a keen mind and used his engineering degree from Rutgers's University and PhD in Ceramic Engineering from University of Texas, to benefit all the companies in which he was employed throughout his career. He had several accomplishments that left their mark in history. As part of a team, he invented the first super computer, the "Stretch Project" for IBM. Ike worked on Top Secret nuclear power projects, military tracking software and at the US Bureau of Mines. He put together the team that made the first Lear steam engine and Lear fan in Stead, Nevada, and had 42 engineering patents. He also wrote a book called Awake America and several years ago revised it for its second publication.
Ike had many character qualities worth noting. He was tenacious in standing up for what was right and Biblical. He was outspoken against evil and wrong doing; quick to demonstrate love for Bea and the family, and protective of his children and grandchildren. Ike was especially concerned about others and their salvation through Jesus Christ and willingly spoke of God's love for us all. While he was short on patience, he made up for it through his many other qualities. The family will miss Ike but each have a lifetime of memories to cherish.
The Memorial Service will be held at Reno Christian Fellowship, 1700 Zolezzi Lane, on Sunday, October 7, at 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. There will also be an Interment Service in Fernley at the Northern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery on 14 Veterans Way, Tuesday, October 9, at 11:00 am including a full color guard honor display.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Oct. 4 to Oct. 7, 2018