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David E. "Pop" Eckert


1941 - 2021
David E. "Pop" Eckert Obituary

David E. "Pop" Eckert, 79, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown.

Born Dec. 5, 1941, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Harry and Marion (Brennan) Eckert.

He was the husband of Joann (James) Eckert. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage on Jan. 8.

He was employed as a welding instructor by Dana Corp. for 34 years.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Eckert Schuster; siblings, Harry, Raymond, Ronald and Robert Eckert, Janice Webber and Joanne Nagle.

David, "Pop," was always there for everyone to provide support and advice, especially about cars. He was a loving husband and a great father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He also enjoyed working around the house and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Michele, companion of Loren Sturchio, of Port Carbon, Kristine Thomas, of Pottsville, Kathy Doran, of Pottsville, Kelly Eckert, of Pottsville; two sons, David, husband of Margaret Eckert, of Pottsville, and Robert Eckert, of New Philadelphia. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jason (Amanda) Schuster, Michael (Nina) Schuster, David (Jennifer) Schuster, Brian, Jennifer, Michael, John and Angela Eckert, LeighAnn Thomas, Keith (Bonnie) Thomas, Cody Thomas, Joseph Moran, Tiffany Doran, Samantha Poda and Olivia Eckert; great-grandchildren, Ariana, Reagan, Nolan, Skyler, Seth, Isabella, Olivia and Tucker; two sisters, Nancy Neubling, of Maryland, and Darlene Faust, of Auburn; a brother, Clarence Eckert, of Pottsville; his best buddy, Walker; nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be privately held at the family's convenience. To extend online condolences, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements with cremation services provided by Riverside Cremation Services LLC, both in Schuylkill Haven.


Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2021
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