Robert F. Eckhard

May 10, 1929 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 92)

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Robert F. Eckhard, 92, of Lewistown, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 10, 1929, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Fay T. and Angeline (Bookwalter) Eckhard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; his wife, Alice J. Eckhard; a daughter, Barbara A. Alley; a brother, David Eckhard; and a sister, Martha Grose; and grandchildren, Donald Leroy Ruby, and Christopher Anthony Ruby. Robert was the last of his immediate family.

He is survived by; a granddaughter, Traci L. Yeater, of Sunbury; and a great-granddaughter, Kayla N. Sullivan, of California.

Robert entered the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Korean War from 1948-1952.

He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge #143 and a life member of VFW Post 7011.

For most of his life, he worked at the American Viscose Company and later for Guardian Industries where he retired in 1994.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. Randy Hughes.

Interment will take place in Juniata Memorial Park at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, with Military Honors by VFW Post 7011.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory can be made to: First U.M.C., 200 E 3rd St, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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American Legion Service
September 20, 2021

4:00 PM

September 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
September 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

September 22, 2021

Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown


First United Methodist Church
200 E. Third St., Lewistown PA 17044

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