George Adam Eckert
1931-2013 George Adam Eckert, 82, the first American born Eckert and a resident of Ray Hill Road, passed away Wednesday November 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. George was born in Queens, New York on September 13, 1931 the son of George Rudolph and Rosa (Dornbusch) Eckert and attended local schools. Upon graduating from high school, George enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict era. He was a member of the New York City Police Department for six years and the Fire department of New York, retiring after sixteen years of service. After moving to Vermont, George was a member of both the Mt. Snow and Haystack Ski Patrol and was a self employed plumber and handyman. George was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed skiing, tennis and loved working on his home. He enjoyed collecting antiques and in his earlier years he loved to dance. George enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. George is survived by his son Sean Eckert of Wilmington, sister Caroline Eckert of Richmond Hill, New York and grandchildren Christopher Eckert, Brooklyn Rose Russell and their mother Amanda Russell of Wilmington. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial mass for George will be celebrated Saturday November 16, 2013 at 10am at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington. Interment will be private. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in George's memory may be made to Smile Train, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, Vermont 05363. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home 44 East Main Street Wilmington, Vermont.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 12, 2013