Howard Eckels
Howard T. Eckels, 68, of St. John Street, North Haven, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was the husband of Lillian R. White Eckels.
Born in New Haven on Oct. 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Howard O. and Bernice Dwyer Eckels.
Howard grew up in New Haven and Hamden; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army National Guard Military Police from 1963-1969 during the Vietnam Era; had worked for the SNET Company; was a Connecticut State Police Trooper for 27 years; a U.S. Marshal for 10 years; owned the Howard Pool Service and Enterweb Internet Services.
Howard was an amateur photographer for many local papers and a member of the North Haven Historical Society and was working on a project with Yale University and the Catholic Church about the cemetery on York Street in New Haven.
Father of Thomas (Andrea) Eckels of West Haven, Kimberly (Michael) Johansen of Durham and Brendan F. Eckels of North Haven. Brother of Brian (Linda) Eckels of FL, Neil Eckels of Branford and Mary-Lynne Eckels of Waterbury. Also survived by five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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Published by The Middletown Press on Jun. 30, 2012.
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He was a great State Police Officer, Judicial Marshal and friend. He is still missed.
Charles Epstein
June 25, 2019
I am so sorry that I could not attend the calling hours on Friday night. I have kown Howard for many years and worked with him at the Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Service. Howie will be missed. I wish the best to his loveing family.

Charles Epstein
Judicial Marshal Service
July 9, 2012
I will remember Mr. Eckels as Brendan's dedicated dad who took such pleasure in watching his son excel at football.
Joe Avni-Singer, MD
July 9, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. May the warm memories of his life sooth your soul!! Godbless!!
Shawn Plumadore
July 5, 2012
I'll always remember our philosophical (!) talks while on the 4-12 and midnight shifts...reminiscing about our days at SNET... solving all the worlds problems on our fifteen minute breaks

Godspeed brother...

Mike G-31
Guilford PD (ret)
Michael Castellano
July 4, 2012
Howard was a long-time contributor to the North Haven Citizen and always was a pleasure to work with. My condolences to his friends and family.
Kyle Swartz
July 2, 2012
To the Eckels Family
Sorry to hear about Howie. I know how heavy your hearts are right now, But the days will get easier. God Bless.
Lorelei White
July 2, 2012
Dr Lazaroff and staff of The North Haven Dental Group express sincere sympathy for the loss of Howard. We will miss you.
Dr Stuart Lazaroff
July 2, 2012
To the Eckels Family,
Sorry to hear of Howie's passing. He was a stand up Trooper, a great guy, and was always there to back up his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. We all love it when he showed up. He will be missed.
Charlie Korn,(Ret), Guilford PD (85-09
Charles Korn
July 1, 2012
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