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103-33 Lefferts Boulevard
South Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Phone: 718-441-3300
Fax: (718) 738-7647
Frederick Eckert

Frederick W. Eckert

Friday, October 19th, 1928 - Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Frederick W. Eckert, 92 years of age, died shortly after a tragic fall on October 20th, 2020 at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. He resided in Middle Village, NY. He was born on October 19th, 1928 in Brooklyn to Marie and Willie Eckert. Loving husband of Christine Kepic Eckert. He served our country as a Corporal in Korea and he was honorably discharged. Fred worked for Con Edison which was his lifetime career and he was an officer of the Metropolitan Retiree Club. He served as president of his local AARP chapter and he also volunteered for the Catholic War Veterans. Fred was a devoted Catholic who gave tirelessly of himself to many individuals in need and to various worthy causes. He is predeceased by his parents and by his loving wives, Mary Kathleen in 1969 and Christine (nee Kepic) 2007. Fred is survived by his adoring niece, Ruthann McDermott.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Leo F. Kearns, Inc.
    Address
    61-40 Woodhaven Boulevard
    Rego Park, NY 11374
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  • Interment

    Location
    Long Island National Cemetery
    Address
    Pinelawn New York
    Pinelawn, N.Y.
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    Notes
    10:30AM Committal Service

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Dorothy Geyer

Posted at 07:49am
Ruthann I hope this tree will grow Strong like your uncle in the new forest and eventually get used by an owl!
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Ruthann McDermott Posted at 05:19pm

Oh my Dear Dorothy! I know my BIG Grinch is so happy you’re providing a beautiful tree for many Owls & Owlets to perch on & live in (especially with the destruction of our precious forests). We are so grateful for your kindness 🙏👼🦉❤️
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Jo DeLapo

Posted at 07:17pm
A good friend and my dancing partner! Fred always greeted me with a smile and a kiss. Our “friend’s dinners” will not be the same without him. My heart is broken. I will remember him always.
 
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Ruthann McDermott Posted at 01:20am

Thank you so much, Joe! Nothing will be the same but I’m very grateful you were a part of my Uncle’s life. Ruthann
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Lisa Ditta-Cupolo

Posted at 11:03am
Any Uncle would delight in being held in such grand esteem as Ruthann held Fred. He was her Uncle Fred aka BIG Grinch and her Papa #2. Their reciprocal devotion, admirable and enviable. They spoke daily, often multiple times. While Uncle Fred was her mentor, advisor and invaluably wise sounding board, he was the other half of their comedic duo. They were each other’s link to understanding what events made them the amazing people they are and were. They’re one another’s common link to their shared past but also to their future. He was her treasured family. He will be vastly missed by many and his impact on so many lives profound. My conversations with Fred were always wonderfully amusing and upon hanging up always loved his spunk!!!
 
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Ruthann McDermott Posted at 01:16am

No words! ❤️👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏻😢
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Bob Polito

Posted at 05:12pm
Fred was a wonderful friend. He shared his unique sense of humor when he got together with friends. He was probably better read than most "educators." After recent surgery, when asked how he was, he said, " Can't complain." He will be sorely missed.
 
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Ruthann McDermott Posted at 09:51pm

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, Bob. Yes ~ he will be sorely missed by many! Ruthann
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Ruthann McDermott

Posted at 12:16am
I love you with all my heart & soul, my Uncle Fred/BIG Grinch/Papa #2!!!! You will be with me forever as an Angel on my shoulder, although I so wish we had much more time together. Life will never be the same without our “Hoot~Hoot~ Hoots.”
I love You,
Grinchie 🙏👼💔😢☮️
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