Donald W. Eckert, 83, of Milford,

Donald W. Eckert

MILFORD, NJ – Donald W. Eckert, 83, of Milford, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at his home.

Born April 21, 1933 in Hellertown, PA, Donald moved to Milford, NJ in 1983. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Donald graduated from Moravian College with a BS in Business Administration and from Wilkes University with an MBA. Donald worked for AT&T for 28 years before retiring in 1996. He also worked for H&R Block for many years. Donald enjoyed collecting stamps. He was a loving father and husband. Donald was a former member and treasurer of the Pattenburg Vol. Fire Co., a former member of the Milford Planning and Zoning Board, served as a Financial Officer at the First United Church of Christ and was a member of the Church Council and Stewardship Committee.

Son of the late Warren and Grace (Diehl) Eckert, Donald is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years (together for 33 years) Carol Eckert, his daughter Kristin Tipton and her husband Tom, his step-children Troy, Trevor, Kimberli, and Travis, his brother Richard, his granddaughter Madison Tipton, and his step-grandchildren Christopher, Mackenzie, Elliot, and Austin. He was predeceased by his son Eric Eckert, his brother Harold Eckert, and his two sisters Ruth Strauss and Pauline Metzger.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 1 PM at the Union Cemetery of Hellertown in Hellertown, PA. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ, PO Box 483, Milford, NJ 08848.