Barry W. Eckert, 72

July 10, 1947 - September 07, 2019

Barry W. Eckert, 72, of Lancaster, passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Saturday, September 7, 2019. Born in Lancaster, Barry was the son of the late Donald C. and Williemae (Clark) Eckert, Sr. He was the loving husband of M. Nina (Gagliano) Eckert, with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage in April of this year. Nina will miss his compassion, witty sense of humor and impish smile.

Barry was a 1965 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, where he was president of the class for four years. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree at Franklin & Marshall College in 1969 and later his Master’s degree in Business Administration at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA.

Barry proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He spent 14 months at Firebase Sherry where he earned the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces.

Following his honorable discharge, Barry went to work for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Department of Transportation until his retirement, working in the Highway Safety Group, where he became the coordinator.

Barry loved to play golf and was a member of the Meadia Heights Golf Club. He also enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid reader.

In addition to his wife, Nina, Barry is survived by his sister, Joanne McSparran (John); his brother, Donald C. Eckert, Jr. (Diana); and his nieces and nephew: Lisa, Vicki, Patricia, Rebecca, and Marc.

Funeral Services for Barry will be held at 11AM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602, with Rev. Clifton Eshbach officiating. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 10AM to 11AM. Interment with military honors will be held at St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barry’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care or to Lancaster Public Library.

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September 29, 2019

nina, i just read about barry. didnt really know him that well, but i knew he seemed focused and respectable. a real class act! i do know that we did breathe the same air, walked the same halls in our years at LS. prayers for you and family…(you can take me out of LS, but you cant take LS out of me)
robert danz

September 12, 2019

I’m sorry to hear of Barry’s passing.  I worked with him 20 years ago with the alcohol testing program.  He and I enjoyed many evening conversing about the worlds issues and other random conversations.   His mind was brilliant.   He will be missed.   I’m sorry for your loss.
Justin Van Stee

September 10, 2019

Nina, I was very sad to hear of Barry’s passing. I have lived in Atlanta for the past 20 years so I will not be able to attend his funeral.  Again, my condolences.  You are in my prayers.
Tim Myers

September 10, 2019

Dear sweet Nina and the entire Eckert family
In your sorrow and loss,
may God’s presence bring you comfort and
with love, prayers and our deepest sympathy 
Jodie, Dave & Garrett Emery

September 10, 2019

Dear precious Nina… sorry to have read this.  Sending you my love, prayers and hugs!  Such a love story from LS and so glad I got an opportunity to see you at the township office.  Saying prayers…I know you found comfort with the care you and Barry received through Hospice.  
Vicki Groff Wagner (Hershock)🙏♥️🙏

September 09, 2019

Dear Nina,  Our Prayers are with you in this terrible time of grief.  So caring.  Jay & Betty Ann Haverstick

September 09, 2019

My dear friend, those that we have loved stay in our hearts forever. Wishing you peace and comfort in knowing Barry no longer suffers. You are in my thoughts and prayers, God bless.
Connie L McCarthy

September 09, 2019

Nina – I am so sorry to see that Barry passed.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Darice (Kreider) Grove

September 09, 2019

Nina, condolences to you on the passing of your husband. Still think at times of you, your mom and dad, and your grandmother. Your childhood friend. 
Steve Harnish

September 09, 2019

Dear Nina,
I am so sorry to learn of Barry’s death. You were both friends in high school, and I am glad I had the chance to know Barry. Since we no longer get our groceries at Weis Market at Bridgeport, we haven’t run into each other. Hopefully, I will see you in the future. Take care. 
Vicki Burkins

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Lancaster, PA 17602
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