28 July 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Cyrus James Eckman, Sr.

Cyrus James Eckman, Sr., 67, of Cherry Hill Road in Peach Bottom, died peacefully at his home Sunday, January 6th.

Cyrus was born in Rising Sun, Maryland, the son of Ruth A. Weaver Eckman of Christiana and the late Cyrus E. Eckman. Cyrus and his wife, Pamela Joyce Keeble Eckman, had celebrated 45 years of marriage in December.

A truck driver his whole life he last drove for J.F. Energy Co. in Lancaster and previously drove for C.R. Leffler Co. Cyrus enjoyed growing roses and photography.

Surviving besides his wife and mother is a brother, William R. Eckman of Holtwood; a stepson, John M. Wilhelm Sr., husband of Jane L. of Peach Bottom; and brother-in-law, Sidney Keeble of Peterbough, England. A son, Cyrus James Eckman Jr., and stepson, Barry A. Wilhelm Sr., preceded him in death.

A Memorial Service will be held at Dewald Funeral & Cremation Services, 227 W. 4th St., Quarryville on Monday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service. Interment will be Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Pilottown Road in Peach Bottom. Please omit flowers; contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. www.dewalds.com

NOTE: The obit appeared in the Lancaster Newspapers.
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