YORK Charlotte Mae (Zarfos) Eckert, 80, of Springettsbury Township, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Hospice and Community Care in Lancaster after a lengthy illness, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Ervin F. "Junior" Eckert, to whom she was married for 52 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place in Red Lion. Viewings will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. J.P. Bohannan will be officiating at the service. Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery. Mrs. Eckert was born February 16, 1933, in Red Lion, the daughter of the late Guy and Edna (Kashner) Zarfos. Upon graduation from Red Lion High School, she owned and operated the Windsor Restaurant. She and her husband have owned Eckert Trucking Company in York for the past 38 years. Charlotte was the matriarch of the Eckert dirt racing family. She loved traveling to the races to see her sons, grandsons, daughters, family, and friends race. She was a member of York County Racing Club, ARCH Racing Club of Hagerstown, Md., EMMR Eastern Museum of Motor Sports, Bowling Green Racing Club, and Vigilant Social Club. In addition to her husband, Charlotte leaves her children, Vickie Snelbaker, Kitty Darrah and her husband, Joe, Candy Toggas and her husband, Steve, Lori Myers and her husband, Steve, and Rick Eckert and his wife, Kristal; stepson, Ervin "Oz" Eckert and his wife, Sue; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604; or York County Racing Club, 568 Yale St., York, PA 17403. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributs.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 28, 2013