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Eugene Eckenrode

Born: Wed., Nov. 5, 1941
Died: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Location: Ashville

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: St. Monica Catholic Church

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Eugene Eckenrode 77, Chest Springs, died January 16, 2019 at UPMC Altoona Emergency Room. Born November 5, 1941 in Spangler, son of the late Gerald H. and Marie M. (Weakland) Eckenrode. Preceded in death by daughter in law, Marissa (McIntosh) Eckenrode, great grandson, Zane Piatek, and sister, Doris McConnell. Survived by wife of 57 years, the former Elaine Stine whom he married September 1, 1961 in Chest Springs, sons, Mark of Bakerton, Ron of Chest Springs, Paul (Gina Korlinchak) of Chest Springs, Robert of Chest Springs and Glenn of Stat College, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother of. Joseph (Mary) of Manassas, VA, Catherine (Richard) Lato of Millersville, Mary Fostik of Chambersburg, twins, Gerald (Doris) and George (Louise) of Chest Springs and Patrick (Roe) of Chest Springs. Also survived by several uncles, and aunt and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Gene enjoyed farming, hunting and telling stories. He worked for 23 years as a mechanic at Barnes and Tucker Coal Mines, Carrolltown and retired in 1986. He served as Mayor for Chest Springs Boro for 45 years. Life member of Chest Springs Sportsmen, member of the UMWA, Northern Cambria Hunting Club, Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and St. Monica Catholic Church, Chest Springs, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, Rev. David Rizzo, Celebrant. Committal, Church Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 until 8 PM Friday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613, where a Vigil Service will be held Friday. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com




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Debby Kannenberg-Asmondy
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
My dear sweet Eckenrode family, I am so sorry for your loss. My dear Eckenrode brothers,
and my second mom, Elaine, Gene was someone I knew my entire life and I cannot think of anything but positive things to say about him. What a loss. Please know I am praying for you for comfort and I know you are feeling pain of course but please keep your heartfelt blessings and memories close as you can as I am sure he would want that. I love you all and will pray for you. Hugs and love and heartfelt sympathy.

Sue Eckenrode
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
The Mayor is one of the most intelligent men that I have ever known. His memory of past events was phenomenal. I will surely miss him, but will never forget him. My relationship with the family will remain steadfast throughout the future. Even though I am only at the Eckenrode home on the weekends, I am here for everyone if needed, not just Ronnie, more popularly known as "Mouse." My sympathy is extended to the entire family.

Sue Eckenrode
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Sue Eckenrode.

My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
Ron (Mouse) and family. The Mayor was a special person and friend. My prayers are with you and your family.

Diane Rose Smith
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Association of Mayors of the Boroughs of Pennsylvania, please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of Mayor Eckenrode. His 45 years of service to the community is an inspiration to many and a challenge to those who seek to serve others.

Dorothy J. Strittmatter
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, brother and grandfather. My prayers go out to you all. May he rest in peace. God bless you all.

Michael Johnson
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019


Hey Glenn, Sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking and praying for you and your family

Ray & Mary Lou Sherry
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
With our deepest sympathy on the loss of Gene, your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, cherish all the good memories

Jim Flick
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
Gene & I grew up together in Chest Springs. I would see him occasionally on my frequent visits home. I will remember him as a nice and compassionate man. May he Rest In Peace.
Jim & Donna Flick

renie Weakland
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
To Elaine, all the kids and all the brothers and sisters of Gene. I felt like another sister growing up with all the Eckenrodes. Doris and I split most of our time at each others house and being close in age Gene was one of my favorites. He treated me so much like family for many, many years and Ben and I named our second son "Geno" after him. My sons loved him like an uncle more so than their dad's cousin. My heart and prayers are with everyone of you. Chest Springs has not only lost a great mayor but one of the best guys I have had the privilege of knowing. Have comfort in the fact your husband, father, and brother was loved by so many for so long.

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