Robert Ezekiel Eckard, 87, of Frostburg, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
Born on February 1, 1928 in Ridgeley WV, to the late Albert J. and Mary V. (Bobo) Eckard. He was preceded in death by parents, a brother Jehu Eckard and two sisters, Amelia League and Dixie Lee Arnold.
Mr. Eckard was a member of Eckhart Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Trustee. He was a manager of A&P Grocery Stores in Frostburg, Westernport, LaVale and Hancock. He then retired after 41 years of service and went to work for Jim’s IGA in Bel Air, MD. Robert served in the U.S. Army in 1950 – 1952 during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ruth Rebecca (Zembower) Eckard; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Beachy and husband Gary, Frostburg; two sons, Michael Eckard and wife Cathy, Portland, OR, Mark Eckard and wife Kimberly Ann, Lake Charles, LA; special nephew, Jerry Zembower and wife Fran, Frostburg; three granddaughters, Mandy Folk and husband John, Jessica Lyn Lawrence, Katrina Boshuizen and husband Travis; four grandsons, Mark Douglas Eckard Jr. and wife Farrah, Jeremy Eckard, Timothy Eckard and wife Kennedy, and Daniel Beachy; 14 great grandchildren, Brady, Marcus, Angel, Christal, Kaydance, Gavin, Dalton, Collin, Brylie, Brighton, Gabriel, Evelyn, Ella, and Bowen; three brothers, Albert Eckard and Rosannah, Hyndman, PA, Bruce Eckard and wife Mary Ann, Cumberland, James Eckard and wife Marjorie, Bedford, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, MD, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 4 to 8 pm.
Funeral services will be held at Eckhart Baptist Church on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11 am with Rev. Matt Eichorn officiating. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 am.
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park at a later date.