Richard Elmer Eckert

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Sorry for your loss and the loss of a great man and teacher. Mr. Eckert was my Chemistry teacher for two years at WHS. He was a patient and kind man who commanded respect and admiration of his students. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
John Breidinger, WHS Class of 1973.

Posted by: John Breidinger - Bethlehem, PA   Jul 03, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Eckert was an excellent chemistry teacher at Wilson High. I graduated in 1963 and still remember his kindness.

Posted by: Cheryl Bold - Rockledge, FL   Jul 02, 2018

Nancy and Family,

I was deeply saddened to read the obituaries this morning. From my playing days, teaching days, coaching days, and television days, Coach was always a valuable source on direction and inspiration. I will never forget our championship season in 1963 and the wonderful guidance offered by Coach Eckert.

He was an inspiration in the classroom and was a valuable colleague when I joined him on the staff at Wilson.

My condolences to you all, but rejoice in the fact that he made the world a better place by his presence.

Gary Laubach

Posted by: A friend   Jul 02, 2018

Very sorry to hear of your loss.My prayers and thoughts go out to you.I played Basketball under coach Eckert,64-65,65-66 at Wilson. I have many fond memories of those years especially 65-66 when we beat Nazareth in Six Over Times on their court 97-92.Thanks Coach for the Memories. Ron Lauer-- Class of 1966.

Posted by: Ron Lauer - Fort Myers, FL   Jul 02, 2018

Dear Nancy and Family:

My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband and father! I learned much from Dick when we coached a Minor A Little League Team. He taught me to have patience while teaching baseball to our team members. I always admired Dick as a person and friend!

May God be with you as you mourn while celebrating his life!

Joe Meier

Posted by: A friend   Jul 02, 2018

Scott and Jane I am truly sorry to read about your father I remember him well he was my pitching coach in the senior baseball league along with Carl Gerhab what a wonderful person he was May he have eternal rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ God Bless you and your families and peace be with you ...

Posted by: Mark Petruno - Leesburg, FL   Jul 02, 2018

I did not know you personally, however I would very much like to "Thank You" for your dedicated and honorable Military Service to OUR country.
At a later date we will meet in that "SPECIAL PLACE" which GOD reserves for ALL of those who have stepped forward to serve their country in a Military Uniform.
May ALL of GOD'S blessings be with your dear family!

Posted by: Sergeant Major (E-9) Larry E. & Mrs. Sheila M. Williams, US Army/ Retired - TN   Jul 02, 2018

Very sad to hear of Mr. Eckert's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I played basketball on two of Coach Eckert's teams in the early 60's. He left me many great memories that will last the rest of my life. You will be missed coach, rest in peace and Class of "63" will never forget you.

Posted by: Dick Siebler    Jul 02, 2018