Charles Ecker

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Charles Dawson Ecker, 95, of New Windsor, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his home, following a period of declining health. Born April 20, 1919 in Sams Creek, he was the son of the late Sterling K. and Florence Strine Ecker. He was the husband of Thelma V. Ecker. They just celebrated their 73rd anniversary on January 4. Mr. Ecker served in the U.S. Army, landing on the beaches of Normandy on D-day, and made the push into Germany. He was the recipient of two Bronze Star Medals and just last year was named a "Chevalier," or Knight of the Legion of Honour by the President of France at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. He retired from Southern States, Carroll Petroleum, Westminster in 1981, after 20 years of employment. He was the last surviving charter member of the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company; and a member of the VFW Post 8806, Union Bridge, Hesson-Snider American Legion Post 120, Taneytown, and Edgewood Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed word search puzzles and mowing lawns. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Edwin H. Conaway of New Windsor; son and daughter-in-law, Donald W. and Carol Ecker of Littlestown, PA; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and brother, Herbert Ecker and wife, Shirley of Taneytown. He was predeceased by sisters, Catherine Grabill and Betty Hooper; and brother, Ray Ecker. The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 310 Church St., New Windsor on Friday, March 6 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where members of the New Windsor Fire Company will have a memorial service at 8 p.m. A military graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Uniontown. Rev. Bruce Weaver, his former pastor, and Rev. Richard L. Michael, pastor of St. James Lutheran Church, Union Bridge, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 247, New Windsor, MD 21776, or Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be shared at

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Hartzler Funeral Homes
310 Church Street
New Windsor, MD 21776
(410) 635 - 200
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 4, 2015
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