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Earl James Eck

Obituary for Earl James Eck

October 22, 2016
Somers Point, New Jersey


Earl James Eck, 82, of Somers Point went home to be with the Lord on Saturday Oct 22, 2016 at Egg Harbor Care Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Allentown, PA, he was the son of the late George and Ida (Billig) Eck. He was the husband of the late Grace (Spinosi) Eck who entered into rest on Feb 27, 2006.

Earl bravely and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his military service Earl attended Eastern Pilgrim College and received his bachelor's degree in Theology. He was a preacher for many years before his life journey led him to be an educator. He was a teacher for over 25 years with the Atlantic City Public Schools. Earl was known throughout the community for being giving, generous, and being young at heart.

Earl will be missed and fondly remembered by his three daughters; Nadine (Richard) Foster, Barbara (William) Ellis, Wendy (Emmanuel) Sturley, grandchildren; Robert, Karen, Christopher, Matthew, Michael, great-grandchildren; Sincere, Azzuri, and sister: Myrtle Miller. He was predeceased by a great-granddaughter Grace.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Earl's Life Celebration Service on Saturday Oct 29, 2016 at 11:00am at the Community Church of the Nazarene, 2151 Zion Road, Northfield, NJ 08225 with the Rev. James P. Stonelake officiating. A viewing will be held at the church from 10:00am until time of service. Interment will be at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl's memory to Grace Beyond our Doors Food Pantry, 2151 Zion Road., Northfield, NJ 08225.

Friends and family may share memories of Earl at Arrangements entrusted to Jeffries & Keates Funeral Home 609-646-3400.


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    2151 Zion Road
    Northfield, NJ 08225

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228 Infield Avenue
Northfield, NJ 08225
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