The funeral for Mr. John H. Eckert, age 72, who died Friday Jan. 6th, at the Hospice of Jefferson County, where he had been a resident for the past month, will be Saturday, January 14th at 3pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Calling hours will be 1pm until the time of the service.
A Spring burial will be held in Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville.
John was born April 22nd, 1944, in Watertown, the son of Frank and Madeline Byrne Eckert. He graduated from LaFargeville schools.
He entered the United States Marine Corp on August 21st, 1962, and was Honorable Discharged, August 20th, 1965 at the rank of Corporal.
On December 7th, 1988, he married Gert Gregor, in Las Vegas. She was his companion and wife for over 40 years.
John was a General Contractor. He owned the LaFargeville and Depauville Convenience Stores for a number of years before he sold them. He also owned for a period of time the Brockville Speedway.
He was an avid Nascar fan, and dirt track racing fan.
John was on the Board of Agriculture of N.N.Y. in Stone Mills, and on the Grove Cemetery Board in LaFargeville, where he was very active volunteering time improving all aspects of the cemetery.
He enjoyed cooking, snowmobiling, and watching favorite NFL team the Cowboys play.
John is survived by his wife Gert; his one sister, Susan (Leo) Lindley of Cortland; five step children, Chris Brougham of LaFargeville, Gregor Brougham of Point Peninsula, Sandra Brougham Sneddon and Mary (Jan) Maas, both of Sackets Harbor, and Lynda (John) Lawler of LaFargeville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donations can be made in his name to the Grove Cemetery Association in LaFargeville, N.Y.
Dana and Russ Thompson
We are so sorry to hear about John’s death. He will be greatly missed. He was such a good man and we loved him so much. We are thinking of you during this time.
Dana and Russ Thompson
Susan,Gert,and extended family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Many memories as kids growing up,recollecting when John,Susan and their parents came to the farm for many visits.May Gods love bring you peace and comfort.
Katy (Bachman) Busby
Gert and family, my condolences to you upon John’s passing. As our classmate from first grade through ’62 graduation, John was always his very own character. I know you can be proud of him and always keep him in your heart.
Gert and Family, Deepest sympathy to all of you! Enjoyed many visits with John. Thinking of you Gert…
John & Gretchen Wade
Gretchen and I are sorry to read about John’s passing. We became friends when we moved to LaFargeville in 2005. He was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. Our sincere condolences go out to Gert and his entire family.
Uncle John…I will miss your boisterous Laugh and Comical Picking!! May you Rest in Peace
Mickie and Ed Lawrence
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked for John when owned the nice & easy in Depauville. He was always nice to me, and my husband Ed we are going to miss him very much. To his family you are all in our prayers. God Bless
I knew John my entire life- He and my father were great chums. He gave me my first savings account. Got to know him as an adult also, and will miss him, and his silly antics. My thoughts are with Gert, Susan & all family. You will be missed my friend.
John was a great man and a great boss to me for years …So sorry for your loss Gert and family .He will be deeply missed ..You are all in my thoughts and prayers …
Tom Lawler and family
Sorry for the loss, of John
May be rest in peace now
Gail (Klock) Hubbard
So sorry to hear of John’e passing. Deepest sympathy to the whole family.
Gert and Family,
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I truly enjoyed the times we spent in each other’s company when I was visiting Upstate NY, most recently at Drew’s graduation in June. He was a good man who will be missed by all. God Bless.
Hearts go out to the family of JOHN ECKERT . He was a good man to talk with would stop and say hi and ask how you were doing . Always knew how the late model series was doing when we were talking he did love the dirt track scene .. Now he will watch over his family and friends . He will be missed ..AMEN
Jim + Bev. Doolittle
Gert and family, so sorry to hear about john passing, we also started school with john in the 1st. grade through until graduation in “62” all good memories of john. I’m sure he will be missed by his family and friends
Constance l recor
My husband and I ment John at the depauville hotel few years back, we very much enjoyed his friendship, when we would go down to the hotel i (connie) would sit in the corner,John would come in and I would move so he could have his corner across from his buddy Kenny rogers,then when John would leave he made sure I had it back,we will miss you John very much,hugs to sue, Kelley and family,rip our friend