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Elizebeth Rachel Smith Eckberg

AGE: 87 •

ECKBERG, Elizabeth Ra chel Smith,"Betty Rae", 87, of Richmond, passed away November 17, 2016. Born in Irvington, N.J., she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Russell Walter Eckberg and her par ents, Sidney and Florence Smith of Beachwood, N.J. She is survived by her sons, Bruce Smith Eckberg and Brian David Eckberg and his wife, M. Christian Smith Eckberg. Betty Rae was a proud graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She was a music major and taught music in schools and piano and organ pri vately. For 42 years, she served faithfully as the or ganist of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, retiring in 2008. She loved spending time with her husband at their beach house in Corolla, N.C. A funeral ceremony will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bli ley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. The family will receive friends one hour pri or to the service. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 20, 2016
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