The Obit For Duane Eckert

Duane Eckert

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 27, 2010

Duane O. Eckert Nov. 19, 1930 - June 18, 2010 Duane was a long time resident of San Mateo, California.

He graduated from San Mateo High School as a star athlete. He was signed by a professional baseball team, Pittsburgh Pirates, after graduating.

After serving in the Airforce, he married and had four children; Lori, Dan, Tom, and David Eckert. Later on in life, Duane moved across the bay and married his second wife with whom he had another son, Matt Eckert. He has 6 grandchildren; Travis, Marlo, Danielle, Hailey, Glen, and Cody.

Duane is survived by his sister, Doria Stanton. He also leaves behind his nephews Greg and Denny and niece Susie Bedford.

Duane became ill about 2 years ago and finally passed away on June 19, 2010.

There will be two separate services, a graveside service June 28th at 2:00pm at Santa Nella National Cemetery to honor Duane as a Veteran. The second service will be a private celebration of life in San Mateo.

Donations may be made to the Society of Multiple Sclerosis, The Cancer Society , or a charity of your choice.