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William J. Eckenrode

May 3, 1924 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 95)

Obituary

 

Age 95, of Nevillewood, formerly of Mount Lebanon, peacefully on Thursday evening February 20, 2020. Beloved husband for almost 63 years of Donna (Kupchak) Eckenrode; devoted father of Laurie Eckenrode Ali, Dawnmarie Eckenrode  Black, Timothy (Ally) Eckenrode and the late William J. Eckenrode, Jr.; loving grandfather of Tim, Connor, Gavin, Mattie, Reece, Ryan and Chrissy; brother of Rosemary, Jack, Rita, the late Jim, Ellie and Nancy; also survived by a granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Bill was a decorated Army Air Corps. Staff Sergeant and served as an Armorer Gunner on a B-17. After his discharge, he went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Slippery Rock University and then became a History Teacher at Mount Lebanon High School. Eventually he began the Eckenrode Insurance Agency in the mid 70s and operated his own firm until he merged with the Meyer Agency to form the Meyer & Eckenrode Insurance Group in the 90s. Friends will be welcomed at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Bernard Church on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, followed by interment with Military Honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laughlin's - Mt. Lebanon
222 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
February 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Saint Bernard Church
311 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Military Honors
Tuesday
February 25, 2020

12:30 PM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Donations

Wounded Warrior Project
Pittsburgh PA
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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