Funeral Service Is Monday For Seth Eichenthal, 23-Year-Old Who Died In Tragic Highway Accident In Austria

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Funeral services for Seth Lurie Eichenthal, age 23, a former Chattanoogan who died in a tragic accident in Austria on New Year's Day, will be Monday at B'nai Zion Congregation. Burial will follow immediately at the B'nai Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Eichenthal was struck by a car while on vacation near Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps.

He moved to Chattanooga from Brooklyn, New York with his family in 2002. He graduated from Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts (CSLA) and from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) in 2008. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012, and in late 2013 he received a master’s degree in general structural engineering from Imperial College London.

In September, he began work at his first professional full-time job with Ferrovial Agroman, based in Austin, Texas and Madrid, Spain. At the time of his death, he was about to begin work in Madrid.

His family said, "Seth lived life to the fullest, with the spirit of a fearless adventurer, a mischievous sense of humor, and endless curiosity. He was a fiercely devoted friend to many people all over the world, and a loving son, brother and grandson. Seth’s many passions included engineering, travel, skiing, gourmet cooking, architecture, sports, music, movies, music, dancing, museums, photography and learning. Above all, he loved life. Seth passionately wanted to make the world a better place and inspired those who knew him to make that their dream as well."

He was the son of David Eichenthal, former Chattanooga city finance officer and former president of the Ochs Center and Bea Lurie, president and CEO of Girls Inc. His sister, Emily Lurie Eichenthal, is a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

The family is requesting donations made in Seth’s memory be made to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. for the Together We Can Scholarship program. Preference will be given to students from CSAS with an interest in engineering. The foundation’s address is 1270 Market Street, Chattanooga, 37402.

Funeral arrangements are by Advantage Funeral of Chattanooga (423) 265-4414.


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