Francis Joseph Eckert
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Francis Joseph Eckert
  • November 2, 1927 - November 18, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Francis Joseph Eckert passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the age of 90 after a brief illness. Frank was born on November 2, 1927 in New York, New York and spent his adult life in the military traveling and living overseas. Most recently residing in New Orleans for the past 30 years.



He is survived by his partner of 43 years John Emil Hmurcik; daughter Carol Skidmore; grandchildren Dylan Skidmore and Myriah Richerson; great-grandchildren Jordan and Jayden Richerson. Frank is also survived by John’s family: sister Theresa Newell and her husband Robert Newell; niece Stephanie Newell; great-nephew Gavin Newell.



Frank served in both the US Army and US Air Force. He served at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII as well as in Vietnam. He retired from the military after 24 years of proud service. Frank was an avid bowler, pool player and loved his classical music. He will be missed and loved by all who knew him.



Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00am. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. Interment will be private.



In honor of Frank’s memory flowers are welcomed.