Clay Eifert

July 4, 1962 - February 9, 2018

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Clay W. Eifert, 55, of Latonia, KY, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Parish, a member of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Sports Hall of Fame. A lifelong resident of Latonia, Clay was a past Student, Teacher, Coach, Principal and President of Holy Cross District High School. He was preceded in death by his parents: Paul and Mary Eifert and sister: Susan Eifert Schlarman. Clay is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years: Lori Mai Eifert; daughter: Ashley (Jacob) Kirby; son: Robert Eifert; sisters: Theresa (Tom) Vietor, Connie (Mike) Lenihan and Veronica (Tim) Schweitzer; brother: Paul (Patty) Eifert, Jr. and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. until the Eulogy at 11:30 A.M. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church Street, Latonia, KY 41015. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests Masses offered for the repose of his soul or donations to the Holy Cross District High School Tuition Assistance Fund c/o Clay’s Kids, 37 East 42nd Street, Covington, KY 41015 or Be Concerned, 1100 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011. A celebration of Clay’s life will be held in the Holy Cross Gym following the Mass of Christian Burial. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Willard - Feb 18, 2018

The angels beckon me
From heaven’s open door
And I can’t feel at home
In this world anymore.
I have a loving mother
Just up in Gloryland
And I don’t expect to stop
Until I take her hand.
She’s waiting now for me
In heaven’s open door
And I can’t feel at home
In this world anymore.

Todd Bagby - Feb 15, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Clay. I’ve always thought of Clay in the highest regard professionally and personally. He was a true class act and he will be missed tremendously. My sincere condolences and I know we will all see him again in heaven. Todd Bagby

Lawrence Bowman - Feb 15, 2018

I always thought of Clay as more of a friend than a professional colleague, although he was certainly that in every way.
I always felt good when in his presence as he almost always had a smile and calm way about himself.
I did not know that Clay was born on the 4th of July. He must have been the tallest Yankee Doodle Dandy I have ever personally known and I will certainly keep that very fine person and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann & Stephen Kaelin - Feb 13, 2018

Clay….a life long Friend to my Husband, and I met him 34 years ago. Always a smile on His face & His Wife, Lori. Two Amazing People to know & call Friends. You’re really going to be missed. So sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers to All The Family. Ann & Stephen Kaelin

John Erardi - Feb 13, 2018

“Thank you, Clay.” This is a note from a Holy Cross parent. (Once a Holy Cross parent, always a Holy Cross parent, right?) Clay was the most instrumental person in getting ME through my son’s high school years, lol. Despite my sounding the alarm early and often, Clay was steadfast in assuring me that even though my son, Chris, wasn’t a “book” student, and likely wouldn’t t transform into one in college — Chris would excel in the workplace. I put my faith in that, and it bore out. (Thank you, Clay, for the support — and yes, all the laughs — over the years!) Clay was a really great guy who made a HUGE impact. I think Clay lived a life as it should be lived. Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” What an impact Clay had! His ripple is going to last a long, long time.
John (and Christopher ’07) Erardi, Crescent Springs.

Joseph B. Noll - Feb 13, 2018

To the family and friends:
I cannot express how sorry we are all are for losing a wonderful person. I had known Clay for 38 years and still remember when he started in the summer at the 7th and Dalton sand park across the street from my house. All the fun he would have working in my family’s booth during the festivals. i will miss you big guy!
Say “Hi” to our dad and R.I.P. my friend.

Lisa E kerle - Feb 12, 2018

Those who knew you were truly honored with your pressence, for your smile could bring out the happiness that we all have today. Clay sometimes it is hard to pick just one word to describe who you really were to us, to me that is FAITH. You have given so many the FAITH to make it through difficult times. Inspirations to many and the F a t h e r of two beautiful children. Most of all your wife LORI who was with you thru this time of Great Need. Bless you CLAY. God’s hands will guide you thru your next journey. Bless Lori and the children because they will need your guidance from above.
R.I.P. Clay

Bob Gurren - Feb 12, 2018

Clay, you touched many people through your journey of life, many you never even realized. You were a true example of what a Christian man should be. I feel honored to have known you for many years. Rest In Peace my Friend.

Paul Topmiller - Feb 12, 2018

Clay was a great friend and I will miss him.He always had a smile on his face and always willing to help anyone out! I will keep your family in my prayers

valerie slaughter - Feb 12, 2018

Clay you were an inspiration to so many. Prayers for your family and the Holy Cross community.

Diane Current - Feb 11, 2018

Keeping the Eifert family in my thoughts and prayers. Clay was a great man plus a great teacher and principal to my son!!!

Dan and Barb Stewart - Feb 11, 2018

To the Eifert Family
Clay Eifert was a husband, father, brother, uncle, teacher, principal, administrator, coach, advisor and most of all, one heck of a great guy. My oldest daughter, called him the best teacher that she had in high school.
Over the years, I have learned that there are two rules that you have to learn when dealing with cancer. Rule 1, is that cancer take the lives of a lot of it’s victims. Rule 2, is that doctors can’t always change rule 1. Rest well Clay!

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