Rudolph V. Ecker

HANOVER Rudolph V. Ecker, 90, entered into God's eternal care Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Hanover Hospital. He was the loving husband of Jean M. (Bollinger) Ecker, who died February 22, 2013, and with whom he shared over 59 years of marriage. Born October 12, 1923, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Cletus B. and Mary G. (Miller) Ecker. Rudy was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, a life member of the Hanover Kiwanis Club, serving as Past President from 1976-1977, was the club photographer, served as the Program Committee Chairman for numerous years, was the recipient of the William H. Menges Memorial Award for 1972 - 1973, and was a past board member of the Hanover Kiwanis Foundation. He was a member and past president of the York - Adams Fish and Game Association, and a longtime member, business manager, and board member of the Hanover Community Players. Rudy retired from the Fuller Brush Company with over 40 years of service as a salesman. He was a veteran of the Merchants Marines, having served his country proudly during World War II. He was awarded Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar, Pacific War Zone Bar, and the Mediterranean - Middle East War Zone Bar. Rudy enjoyed hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, photography, and was a motorcycle enthusiast. Rudy is survived by his daughter, Sheila M. Ecker of Hanover; his son, Scott T. Ecker and wife, Beth of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and his grandchildren, Jacob Ecker, and Katherine (Ecker) Lewis and husband, Devin. A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Marburg Memorial Gardens, Hanover, with his pastor, the Rev. E. Edward Keyser, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Rudy may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331; or the Hanover Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 351, Hanover, PA 17331. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Kenworthy Funeral Home
269 Frederick Street Hanover, PA 17331

Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 3, 2014