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William Eiler ('74 MA Journ)

Longtime public relations executive and comedian/magician

A longtime public relations executive who also conducted a comedy magic show, died June 23, 2019. He was 69.

Eiler worked much of his career for several large banks, serving the longest as vice president of regional public relations for Huntington National. He was known for cultivating relationships with local media, his crisis communication skills and for working long hours. When he was not working his day job, he focused on his comedy magic act. He made regular appearances at Pittsburgh-area comedy clubs and at charitable shows. He also performed on television several times, including a Jerry Lewis telethon.