16 June 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Frank M Eckman

Frank M. Eckman, 81, died at his Lancaster home on Thursday, 9 August 2012. Born in Strasburg, he was the son of the late Willis E. and Emma Martin Minney. Frank was the husband of Dolores A. Haefner Eckman for 61 years.

A graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, he served in the US Marines during the Korean War. Frank was a machinist for Armstrong Cork Company and then Kerr Glass for a total of 46 years. He was a member and ordained Deacon at St. Anne Catholic Church. A 4th Degree Knight he belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 867. Frank loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving in addition to his wife Dolores are 5 children, Celeste L. Eckman, Mount Joy, Joseph M., husband of Kimberly Eckman, Elizabethtown, Valerie A., wife of Kevin W. Carroll, Morgantown, Stephanie M., wife of Thomas W. Childs, Lancaster, and F. Martin Jr., husband of Kristyn R. Zaenglein Eckman, Lancaster; 6 grandchildren, Michael T. Wagner, Kentucky, Jessica L. and Christopher J. Wagner, Lititz, Ryenne Carroll, Morgantown, and Zoe Z. and Sophie Z. Eckman, Lancaster; and his great-granddaughter Cambria Creter, Lititz. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter Michelle L. Eckman and his brothers George M. and Donald M. Eckman.

The Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 AM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602, with The Very Rev. Philip G. Burger as Celebrant. Services by the Knights of Columbus Council 867 at 11 AM on Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM at the church. Interment with military honors will take place in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Source: Lancaster Online & Snyder Funeral Home

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