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163 Main St.
Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Gary Eckard

Gary Lee Eckard

Thursday September 28, 1944 - Friday February 28, 2020
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Gary Lee “Fuzzy” Eckard, 75, of East Greenville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 28, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn Lee (Jett) Eckard. They celebrated 47 years of marriage last March. Born in Tyrone, PA, he was the son of the late Cary and Betty (Leach) Eckard. He served his country honorably for four years in the Naval Reserve. He worked as a machinist for the former Delbar Products in Perkasie for 13 years. Following that, he worked as a route delivery driver for Schwan’s Foods which was then in East Greenville. For 18 years, from 1996 to 2015, Fuzzy is best remembered as the “Candyman” of the former Gardener’s Candies on Quakertown Avenue in Pennsburg which he owned with his wife. He was a member of the Hosensack Evangelical Congregational Church. He was also an active member of the Senior Center and the Upper Perk YMCA.
Surviving with his wife is his daughter, Juanita wife of Tony Bittenbender of East Greenville; his beloved grandchildren, Courtney and Brandon Martin; his brother-in-law, Thaddeus Jett and his wife Karen, and sister-in-law Donna, wife of Todd Davis; and his niece Lori, wife of Jay Utter; and his beloved pet Sugar.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kathy Eckard in care of the Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Pennsburg, PA 18073 for the purchase of a Memorial Bench to be placed in Camelot Park. Visit his “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.
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In accordance with Gov. Wolf’s administration and the CDC, the Eckard Family has decided to postpone Gary’s service until a later date. Once the service is rescheduled, it will be listed here on Gary’s “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.

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Eduardo Reboratti

Posted at 12:41am
My sincere condolences to Kathy and her family.
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Jay Utter

Posted at 06:11pm
Visiting with Uncle Gary the last few years since moving back to PA was always worth the trip from Carlisle. Sitting on the screened deck in the Summer was best he would tell me about his many jobs he had . Uncle Gary' s face would especially light up about his time served with the Navy and the ships he was on, being a veteran myself I could appreciate his stories. I will miss his I am gonna pray for youin's to have a safe trip home.
RIP Uncle Gary, Until we meet again!
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Juanita Bittenbender Posted at 07:12pm

He was the Best Dad a girl could ever ask for. It was him who showed me the love for WWE and Bruce Lee movies. He taught me how to drive stick shift even if I did take him into a ditch. He never yelled. He taught me and both my children to swim. He loved his rhubarb which he taught me and my kids to love too. So many memories for me which I am so very grateful to have had with him and mom. They both worked there butts off so I could have the best of everything. My heart will never be same but the memories I will cherish forever. I pray is he dancing in heaven with all his family and friends that have passed before him. Until we meet again Daddy. I love you.
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