I was executive editor of Hartford Timeswhen Bob Eckert was publisher. It was wonderful working for him, probably because he had been a newsman first.
I remember Uncle Bob when we were growing up and he and Aunt Geane lived in Endwell we went to the house to swim. They always knew how to entertain people and treated everyone like they were special.He was a wonderful man who did many great things for the communities he lived in. He will be remembered fondly by all that were fortunate enough to know him. He influenced many peoples lives in the most positive way. He was a wonderful man that will not be forgotten.
What a man Uncle Bob was. He was fun and vivacious. I also enjoyed visiting with Bob when I would be in town.
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. We were so young when your family lived in Elmira, but I remember him as a very nice man.
Endicott shall always appreciate what Robert Eckert did for us and the culture we will share in forever.His contribution to the Endicott Performing Arts Center is so amazing and helpful to the talent of tomorrow.Thank you to him and Family for such a gift.
We were saddened to learn of the death of Bob Eckert. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
It was my privilege to serve as editorial page editor of the Hartford Times during his tenure there as publisher. He and Bob Lucas, then editor of the paper, were a thoughtful, supportive team; he certainly left his mark on me.
"Uncle" Bob has certainly left his mark on this world. His love of music and theater influenced his family, his friends. and the world of theater. He had a talent for not only newspapers but also for the NY stage. His infamous card playing will be remembered as we all had to sit across from him at one time. Laughter, debate, opinion, and passion will always be attached to his name and memory.
He was truly an amazing man.I will miss his stories of days gone by.He will always be in my thoughts
He was a wonderful person. Kind, caring, sharp, knowledgeable, and a wonderful role model for so many people. Bob touched many thousands.. perhaps millions, of people through his work, the theater, and his kind generosity. I will miss him dearly. Prayers for the Eckert family and Joan.
Dave and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Our deepest sympathy to Bob's family.