Posted by on January 22, 2021 12:48 am

Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries


david eckert obituary

David E. “Pop” Eckert, 79, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday, January 20th, at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, PA on December 5, 1941, he a son of the late Harry & Marion (Brennan) Eckert.

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

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

In addition to his parents, David is also preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Eckert Schuster and siblings: Harry, Raymond, Ronald, & 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, & uncle. He also enjoyed working around the house and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

In addition to his wife, he is also 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, & Angela Eckert, LeighAnn Thomas, Keith (Bonnie) Thomas, Cody Thomas, Joseph Moran, Tiffany Doran, Samantha Poda, & Olivia Eckert, great-grandchildren: Ariana, Reagan, Nolan, Skyler, Seth, Isabella, Olivia, Tucker; two sisters, Nancy Neubling, of Maryland; and Darlene Faust, of Auburn, a brother, Clarence Eckert, of Pottsville; his best buddy Walker, and many nieces & nephews.

Services & interment will be privately held at the family’s convenience.

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