Genevieve Eckert Las Vegas, NVGenevieve Eckert of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Schenectady, NY, passed away on May 30, 2013 at the age of 93. Gen was employed as a medical secretary at Ellis Hospital and Schenectady OBGYN until her retirement at age 80. She was in various charitable organizations. She laughed often, loved much and lived a happy life filled with family and friends. Gen gave freely of herself without ever expecting anything in return and was fulfilled simply with the joy that she brought to others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Eckert and son and daughter-in-law, Tyrone and Eva Pennington. Survivors are her children, Fred (Patricia) Pennington of Springdale, AR, Michael (Roseanne) Eckert of Glen Rock, NJ, Vickye Eckert of Clifton Park, NY, Brenda (Paul) DiCocco of Las Vegas, NV; her grandchildren, Laurie (Carl) Schivick, Vikki Pennington, Scott (Angie) Pennington, Susan (Timothy) Collins, Amy (Zachary) Thomasson, Candice (Patrick) Herbert, Paul (Lauren) DiCocco III, and eight great-grandchildren. A Catholic Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Roman Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV and a service in New York will be announced at a later date. Those who wish to remember Genevieve in a special way may make a contribution to St. Martin's Animal Foundation at 8860 Corbin Avenue, #245, Northridge, CA 91324. We welcome you to share your memories and condolences at http://genevieveeckert.last-memories.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on June 15, 2013