William-Eckstein-Obituary

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William Allan Eckstein

Nov 12, 1927 - Oct 17, 2020 (Age 92)

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Bill was my brother in law who married my sister Carol. I was their maid of honor at their wedding and was so proud to be so. Bill took me and my 2 brothers under his wing to sort of guide us in the beginning. He and Carol adopted Billy and Karen and was a good dad to them both. We are all going to miss him in one way or another. I pray he is in God's peace and love and looking down on us all. God bless you Bill and pray for us all. I ask you to give a big hug and kiss to my mom and...

REST IN PEACE MR WILLIAM ON BEHALF OF ALL YOUR PAN AM FRIENDS AT JFK AIRPORT NEW YORK
ROSIE ROSENSTEIN

Karen I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family.

I never got to know Bill personally, but he was no doubt a great man...After all, he married a wonderful woman full of love, compassion—not to mention a terrific sense of humor—and helped raise two amazing, thoughtful, caring, godly children. Those things speak volumes about the man. I know you will miss him dearly, but may the knowledge that so many are holding you all up in prayer bring you some small measure of comfort. We love you.

Karen & Carol, I am deeply sadden by the passing of your Father and Husband. Remembering you in my prayers and heart. Love to you both.

Extending my love, prayers for strength, and deepest sympathy to each of you through this difficult time. Your compassion, loving care and commitment to Bill is a tribute to the love you all shared.

Eternal rest grant him, O Lord

My deepest condolences to the family and especially to you Carol. I know how much time and special care you provided. May God bless you all. You are in my prayers.

I am very sorry to hear that Mr. Eckstein passed away. My prayers are with you, Karen, and your family during this sad time.

Obituary

William's Obituary

    William A. Eckstein (Bill) peacefully passed away at home on October 17, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born 11/12/27 in Lyndhurst, NJ., to Bella & William J. Eckstein and is survived by Carol his wife of 64 years, Son William J. and daughter Karen. He has many treasured nieces/nephews, B.K., a special young man, and many long-time and dear friends. Bill attended Brooklyn Tech & Hofstra University and was a proud Navy Veteran of both WWII (crew chief on Carrier USS FDR) and the Korean conflict. He worked in NY for Sperry, Lockheed Aircraft Service, SAS, and 22 years with Pan American Airlines as an Avionics Engineer and 10 years with Walter Kidde Aerospace in Wilson, NC. The family moved to Lakeside Village in 1991 and he shared his computer expertise with many friends/neighbors. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. After Mass, burial will be in St Clare’s Haven. Donations may be made to St. Francis Building Fund, Paralyzed Veterans, or Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in Bills’ memory.

    A funeral mass will be held on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 9:00am from the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Mario Lopez  & Father Richard Wise officiating. Special music will be presented by Ron Gaucher & Marianne Engelmann The family will meet with friends following the services at the church.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

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