Glenn E. Harris

Glenn E. Harris, age 82, of Lansdale, PA, died Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Manor Care Health Services in Montgomeryville, PA.   He was the husband of Joanne Smith Harris, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

Born in Stillwater OK, he was a son of the late Holly and Catherine Earls Harris.

Mr. Harris served our country in the Airforce during the Vietnam War as a Forward Air Controller flying a Cessna O-2 Skymaster.   After the war, he flew high altitude reconnaissance missions in a RB-57F Canberra .  He was very proud of his service and retired from the USAF as Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of dedicated service.

Glenn earned his bachelors and master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.  He played shortstop in Division 1A Baseball for the Oklahoma Sooners in the 50’s and 60’s.  He enjoyed a career as purchasing manager for a grocery store chain in SC and late in his career as Director of Purchasing for Stroehmann Bakeries Horsham, PA.   He enjoyed traveling throughout his live with his wife and family and especially loved trips to Hawaii and Europe.

In addition to his wife Joanne, he is survived by his son Grant and one sister.  He was predeceased by one brother and two sons.

Services and interment will be held privately.  Arrangements are by the Bachman Funeral home of Strasburg, PA.  To view his online obituary, please visit


James L. Eckman

James L. Eckman, 77, of Strasburg Township, passed away at home unexpectedly of natural causes on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Born July 17, 1941 in Kinzers, he was the son of the late Joseph S. Eckman and Catherine (Mellinger) Eckman of Gordonville. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cathy (Hess) Eckman; three children, Merrilee, Patrick, and Erica; five grandchildren, Elise, Kealeigh, Olivia, Evan and Gavin and a sister, Peggy.

He graduated from Pequea Valley High School, Class of ’59. Jim worked as a Service Manager for the Faulkner Automobile dealerships.

He was an avid baseball, basketball, and auto enthusiast.  He served as President of Lancaster County Midget Baseball league and was an officer of the Lancaster County Automotive Association.

There will be a Celebration of Jim’s Life on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. The family will greet friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM. Interment in St. John’s United Methodist Cemetery, Paradise.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in memory of Jim Eckman to the Paradise Park Foundation, (please write “for Baseball” on the check), P.O. Box 40, Paradise, PA 17562