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James Eckler, Sr.

September 25, 1945 - June 8, 2016

Burial Date June 8, 2016

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James F. Eckler, Sr., age 70, of Scranton and formerly of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away Wednesday morning at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scranton, after a courageous battle with Cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Pickett Welsh Eckler. Wed on June 14, 1968, the couple were to celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary on June 14th.
Born in Delray Beach on September 25, 1945, son of the late William E. and Ingrid A. Anderson Eckler, James was a self-employed Horticulturist, before becoming ill and moving to the northeast. He also served in the Army Reserves. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed.
He is also survived by his two children, James Eckler, Jr., Director of Marywood University’s Architecture Program, and wife Alyson of Scranton, and Kristina Buzen and husband Gary of Delray Beach; brothers, William, Jr., and Donald Eckler; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.