Eino J Lilback Jr. was my father and this page is dedicated to his photography.
Eino Lilback's Obituary (published May 3, 2017)
Eino J. Lilback, Jr. died on May 2, 2017 due to complications from vascular dementia. He was 75 and had lived in Orange, TX for over 40 years. As per his wishes, there will be no service.
Eino was born in Winchendon, MA on Feburary 3, 1942 and grew up in Fitzwilliam, NH with his parents (Eino Sr. and Mary) and twin brother Reino (who died in 2002). He graduated with BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
In 1966 he started his career as an R&D engineer for Dupont in Niagara Falls, NY later relocating to Wurtland, KY in 1970. He moved to Orange Texas in 1975, eventually retiring from Dupont in December of 2001.
He was an avid amateur photographer and later became a professional photographer, opening Eino's Portrait Gallery with his wife Judy. He earned a Professional Photographers Association (PPA) Master of Photography Degreee and was named 2002 Photographer of the Year by the Houston guild of the PPA.
He was recognized with more than 200 awards for his photography and served as a judge for multiple international portrait competitions. Starting in 2002, he taught film and digital photography classes at Lamar State College-Orange.
He is survived by his wife Judy Lilback; children Mark Lilback of Morgantown, WV, Kenneth & Heather Lilback of Vidor, TX, Lisa Dwyer of Berea, OH, and Michael Dwyer (dec. 1991); grandchildren Morgan and Byron Theriot, Britni Martin, Michael Dwyer-Short, and Bailey Dwyer-Short; and five great-grandchildren: Brandon Martin, Jr, Brynlee Martin, Carsen Theriot, Nate Noc, and Abby Johnson.