Obituary for Francis C Eckert

Francis C. "Slim" Eckert, age 73, of Palo Alto, PA passed away on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at his home.

Born in Pottsville, PA on October 30, 1945, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Kozlov) Eckert.

Slim was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1963. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Slim worked for Christy Joy's Catering in Pottsville for 53 years until retiring in 2015.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and dart and pinochle card player. Slim was an active member of the Mechanicsville Game and Fish and both the Citizen's Fire Company and the East End Fire Company in Palo Alto.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Joyce "Patsy" Alton and a brother George Eckert.

Slim is survived by a son David Eckert and his wife Heidi and their son Sage Eckert, all of Pottsville; Bonnie Eckert, Pottsville; a brother John Eckert, Auburn; his extended family Butch and Joan Fredericks and their children and grandchildren and friend Bill Somers; and nieces and nephews.

A Religious Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon at 7:30PM on Tuesday, August 13th, with Pastor Kenton Martin officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30PM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Slim's memory to the Mechanicsville Game and Fish Association, 925 First Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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