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1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
HENRY ECKHART of Huntington passed peacefully on March 30, 2014, at Hospice House. He was born in Athalia, Ohio, on 11/22/23. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific theater during WWII. He was a retired machinist at the C&O Railroad. He was a lifelong Democrat and a proud union member. He attended Marshall College and continued to educate himself throughout his life by reading many historical and biographical books. He was a gifted gardener, an able carpenter, a sports enthusiast and an avant-garde painter. He was a dedicated and ever-present father who loved his children dearly and who was and will always remain a constant and inspirational figure in their lives. He will be welcomed to heaven by his son, Daniel Benjamin. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Nita (Margarita), by his children and their spouses -- Sally and Ben Feliciano, Mary and Brian Foard, Therese and Frank Kirby, John and Darla Eckhart, Eric Eckhart and spouse Kusi Okamura, Joseph Eckhart, Cecilia Eckhart and Stephen Eckhart -- and by his 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Father Charles McGinnis officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Miller, Ohio. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Chapman's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, we encourage a donation to Hospice of Huntington, and condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
Published in The Herald-Dispatch from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2014
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