New Middletown - Robert C. Eckman, 70 of New Middletown, died January 18, 2020 at Cape Coral Hospital in Florida. Bob was born November 17, 1949 in Youngstown, a son of Robert and Katherine (Wollitz) Eckman Sr. and had been a lifelong area resident.
He attended Springfield Local High School and worked as a diesel mechanic, work that he learned and loved from his granddad Eckman as a young child.
After twenty years, in 1996 he opened Eckman Gas and Diesel repair.
Bob loved fishing at Lake Erie and spent many weekends there at his "home away from home."
Bob is survived by his wife, the former Sherri Richardson, whom he married February 14, 1994; his daughter Crystal Eckman of Austintown, and his son, James Eckman of New Middletown; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-children, Richard (Diana) Mullen of New Springfield and Julie (Justin) Lewis of North Lima; he also leaves cherished memories to his mother of New Middletown and his brother Charles (Connie) of New Middletown. He leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Charles Eckman III and his grandparents.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday February 1, 2020 at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland. Friends may call from 11-12:45 PM prior to the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests material contributions take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.
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