Eberhard Suhr died on Nov. 19 at his home in Edgartown. He was 81.

He was the husband of Eve Koenig Suhr. They were married for 57 years.

Eberhard was born in Konigsberg, Germany on Dec. 9, 1940, the son of Hermann and Gertrud Hemske Suhr. He graduated from the University of Cologne in Germany with a bachelor’s degree. He emigrated to the United States in 1964, initially settling in Chicago, which is also where he married Eve.

He was a general manager for Swissair and Swiss International Air Lines for more than 44 years, with worldwide assignments. He was an avid soccer fan, particularly to German soccer, and was a member of the Edgartown Golf Club.

Eberhard is survived by his wife Eve; sons Marc and his wife Dawn of Nazareth, Pa. and Eric and his wife Jennifer of Marblehead; sister Sigrid of Langenfeld, Germany; and five grandchildren, Marc, Joe, Charlie, Natalie and Kierstyn.

His funeral will be held privately.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Visit chapmanfuneral.com for online guest book and information.