Arthur Ekas

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  • - diane hurd
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Arthur M. Ekas, 60, a devoted husband, father, and friend to many, of 992 Summit Road, Bradford, passed away suddenly Thursday (Aug. 7, 2014) at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie.
Born April 16, 1954, in Olean, he was a son of the late Donald and Aleen Blackmeer Ekas.
On May 8, 1998, in Bradford, he married Jan E. Wells Ekas, who survives.
Mr. Ekas was a 1972 graduate of Bradford High School. After high school he worked with his father on the family oil rigs. He later worked at McCourt Label, KOA Speer, Dresser Rand and 25 years at Bradford Forest Products.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. His most favorite times were spent with his family.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two children, a daughter, Nykki (Taylor) Zurat of Inverness, Fla., and a son, Derrick Ekas of Bradford; four sisters, Linda (Jim) LeClair of Covington, Ga., Donna Stuart of Port St. Joe, Fla., Barb (Scott) Boise of Mount Holly Springs, and Susie Goodrich of Port St. Joe, Fla.; one brother, Pat Ekas of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepson, Justin Hester.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to CARE for Children PO Box 616 Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
(814)368-6337
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Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 9 to Aug. 16, 2014