03 November 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Newell M Eckman

Newell M. Eckman, 76, of Lancaster, died Saturday {28 January 2006} at Homestead Village. Born 11 March 1929 in Conestoga, he was a son of the late Newell I. and Bertha M. (Manning) Eckman. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Scheafnocker) Eckman of Lancaster.

Mr. Eckman served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Penn State University in 1957 with a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering. He served in many capacities during his 37 year career at Armstrong World Industries, finishing as Plant Manager of the Tile Plant, and retiring in 1994.

Mr. Eckman was a member of Millersville Masonic Lodge #496, the Lodge of Perfection, and the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, and a past member of the Lancaster County Shrine Club. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a dedicated Penn State fan.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Eckman is survived by three daughters: Mary E. Gestrich of Bradenton, FL, Barbara L. Eckman of Greensboro, NC, and Susan K., wife of Dr. Richard Wilkins of Danville, CA; his brother: Richard K., husband of Verna Eckman of Mechanicsburg; his aunt: Erma Tillman of Willow Street; two grandsons and three step-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Thursday {2 February 2006} at the Gundel Funeral Home, 415 North Duke Street, Lancaster, with Rev. Marjorie Ann Harris and Pastor Andrea Brown officiating. Viewing will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home, followed by a Masonic service. Viewing will also be held one hour prior to the service Thursday morning. Interment will follow the service at Conestoga United Methodist Cemetery, with military honors given by the Red Rose Veteran's Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, S. Central PA Chapter, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. For additional information or to send a condolence, please call 393-1776 or visit: www.gundelfuneralhome.com


NOTE: Obit was published in the Lancaster Newspapers.

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