Russell Gilbert "Russ" Eckerson Jr.

Russell Gilbert

Eckerson Jr.


Russell "Russ" Gilbert Eckerson Jr., 70, of Pearland, Texas passed away December 12, 2012.

He was born June 10, 1942 to Russell Sr. and Edythe Eckerson in Englewood, New Jersey. He was a Professional Civil Engineer for The Du Pont Company for 30 years, and then was employed by B E K Engineering Company for 5 years.

Russell leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 46 years Marcy Eckerson; daughter Beth Strab and her husband Jim; son Jeff Eckerson and his wife Kim; grandchildren Jacob Strab, Emma Strab, Jack Eckerson, Wyatt Eckerson; and beloved cousin Lynn Hunter.

The family would like to thank Barbara and Warren Foster and family for their support and help during Russell's illness.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 19, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Graveside services will immediately follow at Hockessin Friends Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made in Russell's name to Houston Hospice, or a local Hospice of your choice.

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Funeral Home

Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematorium
2506 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-7100

Published in The News Journal from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2012