12 January 2014

Sunday's Obituary: John C Eckman

John C. Eckman, 80, of Wrightsville, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at his home. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Franklin L. and Beatrice (Leibley) Eckman. He was married to the late Violet E. Eckman who passed away in August 2013.

John was employed as a truck driver for many years and was involved in the local Teamsters. He volunteered for over 38 years at the ­Southern Manheim Twp. Fire Department.

He was an avid N-gauge train collector.

John is survived by a son, James R. Eckman, Sr., of Wrightsville; 3 daughters, Brenda J. Sylvester, wife of Loyd Jr., of Columbia, Pamela S. Eckman, Joyce E. Quijano, both of Lancaster. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald L. Eckman, husband of Mildred, of Fredericksburg, VA and a sister, Rev. Dolores E. Smith, wife of William M., of Conestoga. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (note: one of whom is George) and a sister.

Funeral Services will be at 10 AM on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA, with his sister, the Rev. Dolores E. Smith, officiating. A viewing will be from 6-8 PM on Sunday evening at the funeral home and again one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to the So. Manheim Twp. Fire Dept., 1396 Orchard St., Lancaster, PA 17601.

Obituary: Snyder Funeral Home
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