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Memorial for Ruth E. Eckman

Born in Branchville, NJ on Mar. 2, 1924
Died on Feb. 22, 2017 and resided in Branchville, NJ.
Visitation: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
11:00 am - 12 pm
Service: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
12 pm
Cemetery: Branchville Cemetery
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Ruth E. Eckman, 92, of Branchville, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Newton Medical Center.

Ruth was born in Branchville to the late Louis and Amy (Borg) Lundy. She was a 1943 graduate of Newton High School and a lifelong resident of Branchville.

During World War II, Ruth worked at Picatinny Arsenal as a precision tool grinder. She later worked at Selected Risk Insurance Co. in the checking department. She enjoyed reading and crafts and especially spending time with her family.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Milton "Doc" Eckman in 2003. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Hooey and husband, Roy, of Hampton Township and Debbie Eckman of Newton; a son, Kenneth Eckman of Florida; her grandchildren, Kevin Hooey of Hampton, Debbie Bale of Branchville, Darren Caton and wife, Colleen, of Branchville, Brian Caton and wife, Amy, of Branchville, Eric Caton of Branchville, and Sharon Eckman of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania; as well as three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Dayton Lundy of Branchville, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville. Interment will follow in Branchville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Branchville Fire Department, PO Box 2425, Branchville, NJ 07826. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodfuneralhome.net.

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