Michael F. Eisert, 67, a senior systems accountant who retired from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in 2007, died Dec. 2 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, said his son Steven Eisert.
Mr. Eisert worked for the U.S. court system for 38 years, traveling extensively to support federal courts across the country. He and his colleagues helped organize a team in the D.C. softball league for federal judicial employees, and he played shortstop for more than 30 years, his son said.
Michael Frederick Eisert was born in Erie, Pa. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1969 from Gannon University in Erie, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War, including a posting with the Army military police in Korea.
Mr. Eisert settled in the Washington area in 1969 and was a Silver Spring resident. He was a member and former officer of Moose International. At St. Camillus Catholic Church in Silver Spring, he was a eucharistic minister, served on the parish finance council and volunteered at the church’s bingo events.
He received an award from the Cub Scouts for his volunteer service as a pack leader and regional coordinator.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Carole Hetherington Eisert of Silver Spring; three children, Steven Eisert of Silver Spring, Brian Eisert of North Potomac and Carrie Grimes of Sterling; four sisters; two brothers; and four grandchildren.
— Emily Langer