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