Frank Eckert

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Frank John Eckert, age 95, of Fairfield passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023. Born in Union, NJ on February 10, 1928, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Heithmar) Eckert.  After graduating from Union High School in 1946, Frank enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Japan. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1951 and went to work for General Electric in their management training program. After almost 35 years at GE he continued his business career for another 10 years as a financial analyst for Wright Investors Service in Bridgeport, CT.

A lifelong sports enthusiast, Frank was an accomplished athlete in a wide variety of sports. He played on the golf and basketball teams at North Carolina and won numerous state and local golf championships in both New Jersey and Connecticut. He also bowled competitively as a young adult. Later, as a member of the Paterson Club in Fairfield he also took up and excelled at tennis and platform tennis. Always an avid traveler, Frank visited dozens of states and countries in his business career and also for pleasure often driving hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to see what was over the next hill. After retiring he continued his love of travel by working as a travel writer. He also enjoyed fishing, playing bridge, listening to opera, family history writing and especially watching his grandchildren in whatever activity they were involved in. Affectionately referred to as Super Frank he will be missed by family and friends alike.

Frank is survived by his five children; Christopher Eckert and wife Lynn, William Eckert and wife Jayne, Lee Eckert and wife Suz, Beth Eckert and Evie Angel and husband Jon and nine grandchildren; Chloe, Zachary, Ryan, Cooper, Campbell, Abbie, Lainie, Will and Nate. He is also survived by his sister Helen Kascin and his brother Robert Eckert and wife Mary as well as nieces and nephews Robert, Jean, Kevin, Karen, Brian, Sue and John. He is predeceased by his ex-wife Martha Sue (Wharton) Eckert and his brother Walter.

Services will be private but if desired the family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a donation in his name to the First Tee Connecticut ( For online condolences, please visit

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