WILMINGTON- George Adam Eckert, 82, the first American born Eckert and a resident of Ray Hill Road, died Wednesday, November 6, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Eckert was born in Queens, NY, on September 13, 1931, the son of George Rudolph and Rosa (Dornbusch) Eckert and attended local schools.
Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Eckert enlisted in the US Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict era. He was a member of the New York City Police Department for six years and the fire department of New York, retiring after 16 years of service.
After moving to Vermont, Mr. Eckert was a member of both the Mount Snow and Haystack Ski Patrol and was a self employed plumber and handyman. Mr. Eckert was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed skiing, and tennis, and loved working on his home. He enjoyed collecting antiques and in his earlier years he loved to dance. Mr. Eckert enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Eckert is survived by his son, Sean Eckert, of Wilmington; sister, Caroline Eckert, of Richmond Hill, NY; and grandchildren Christopher Eckert, Brooklyn Rose Russell, and their mother, Amanda Russell of Wilmington. A memorial mass for Mr. Eckert will be celebrated Saturday, November 16, at 10 am, at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington. Interment will be private. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Mr. Eckert’s memory may be made to Smile Train, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
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