James Patrick Eckels

James Patrick Eckels, 67, of 125 Columbus Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on SR 219 W, Sergeant Township, McKean County.

He was born March 5, 1949, in Beallsville, PA, son of the late Orville and Violet Krugle Eckels. He was a retired employee of Mersen, retiring in 2010 after 13 years of service.

Mr. Eckels was formerly married to Lina Eckels, who survives. He is also survived by his companion, Janice Herbstritt of St. Marys; two sons, John G. Eckels of St. Marys and Matthew P. Eckels and his wife Shannon of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Olivia, Avery, and Violet Eckels; and by a sister, Judy Broadnick and her husband David of Washington County, PA

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Eckels.

Mr. Eckels was a veteran, having served in the US Navy. He was an avid hunter and card player.  He was a hard worker and loved to follow his grandchildren in their sporting events.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Bob and Patty Carnes March 28, 2016 at 4:34 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Tom and Sis Gornati March 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm

Matt, Lina and families,
SO sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are sent your way. God Bless.

Donna Holjencin March 29, 2016 at 11:39 am

Dear Matt & Shannon and Daughters,
So sorry for your loss. We have lost a great Man who will never be forgotten. God Bless you all.
He playing his cards in heaven now.

Denise Lyons Pesce March 30, 2016 at 9:27 pm

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Denise, Toby, & Kiley Pesce

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