10 November 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Donald C Eckman

Donald C Eckman, 87

Donald C Eckman of 147 Loop Rd., Pequea, dies at Lancaster Regional Medical Center on Friday, 21 November 2003.

He was 87.

Mr. Eckman was born in Little Britain Township, son of the later David H and Lottie Herr Eckman.

He farmed in Martic Township, worked for Armstrong Co., the Pennsylvania Railroad., PP&L, and the construction crew that built a UGI pipeline. He retired from PennDOT in 1977 after 10 years' service.

Mr.Eckman was a member of the Martic Township Planning Commission, the Safe Harbor United Methodist Church, and the Multiple Sclerosis Patients Club.

He liked to attend sales, make crafts, and build and fix equipment.

Mr.Eckman is survived by two daughters, Joyce E Hartenstine of Lancaster and Linda L Morris of Ephrata; his son, David D Eckman of Hooversville; nine great grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

His wife, Mabel A Gantz Eckman, died in 2001. Four sisters, Miriam Hathaway, Ruth Wood, Edna Mae Kleinhans Mortimer, and Esther Sauder are all deceased.

Services were held from the Safe Harbor United Methodist Church at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, 28 November with Pastor Joan Trout officiating.

Burial was in the Quarryville Cemetery,

Memorial contributions may be made to the Safe Harbor United Methodist Church, River Rd., Conestoga, PA 17516.

Arrangements were made through the Reynolds Funeral Home, Quarryville.

NOTE: Obituary was from the Chronicle the week of 1 December 2003.

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