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Jean Marie (McDonald) Eckery


1932 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Jean Marie (McDonald) Eckery Obituary
Eckery, Jean Marie (McDonald) CLAIREMONT -- Clairemont resident Jean Marie (McDonald) Eckery passed away on March 25, 2014 after a long illness. She was 81. Raised as an only child, Jean was born June 7, 1932, to Francis ("Red") and Hilda McDonald in Pottsville, PA. She spent her early childhood in the small coal-mining town of Cumbola, PA before moving with her parents, first to Philadelphia, then to Elizabeth, NJ and finally to San Diego, where she graduated from San Diego High School, Class of 1950. Jean loved her family deeply and she passed on her passion for books, movies, theater and art to her children. She believed in giving back. She was a long-time volunteer with Easter Seals, as well as a founding member of the Mira Mesa Theatre Guild and the Clairemont Community Players. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Helen Katherine. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles Eckery; by her sisters- in-law, Patricia Kudas and Sr. Miriam Eckery; by her children, Kevin Eckery, Kelly Tubbs and Kathleen Eckery; by her grandchildren, Colleen Marceleno (Nick), Erin Tubbs and Shannon Tubbs; and by her great- grandchildren, Stella and Tori Marceleno. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m., at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church, 3131 Governor Drive in University City. Private interment at El Camino Memorial Park will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the San Diego Public Library Foundation.
Published in U-T San Diego on Apr. 11, 2014
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