2019-01-19 / Obituaries

Jerome J. Eckert

Jerome J. “Jerry” Eckert, 87, of Galeton, died Jan. 10, 2019 in his home. Born in St. Marys, he was the son of Ferdinand and Sara Wolfe Eckert. In 1955, he married Constance L. Weber, who died in 2013. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War Veteran, he was a heavy equipment operator on the Niagara Power Project, Kinzua Dam, and numerous pipeline projects. Beginning in the early 1960s, he owned and operated several businesses, including Allegheny Mountain Construction, Conn-E Construction, and North Penn Supply. Among survivors are four children, Debra Eckert of Galeton, Joseph Eckert of Galeton, Brian Eckert of Bernville, and Karen of York; and eight siblings, Peter Eckert, Michael Eckert, Patrick Eckert, Arthur Eckert, Ronald Eckert, Virginia Murphy, Faith Dankmeyer and Victoria Akre. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, handled arrangements.

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