Obituary of Dennis Eckenrode
Dennis Eckenrode Of Endicott Dennis Eckenrode, 73, of Endicott, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 22, 2007, after a brief courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Eckenrode; and a sister, Diana Harris, both of Boulder, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Eckenrode, Endicott; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Suzanne Eckenrode, Endicott, Martin and Kristin Eckenrode, Williamsville, NY; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Danielle and Robert Detten, Boling Brook, Ill., Jennifer and Anthony Churey, Spencer, NY and Lisa Cody, Endicott; 12 grandchildren, Kimberly and husband, Daniel Summers, Cassie and Kara Eckenrode, Jake, Erin and Kelli Eckenrode, Katie and Tayler Detten, Tarynne Briggs, Zakkary Eckenrode and Cecelia and Colton Churey; four step-grandchildren, Adam, Andrew, Adrian and Sarina Churey. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Joan Zopp and Valerie and James Kozak; several nieces and Nephews and his loving companion Frankie. He was a member of St. Ambrose Church, Endicott. Dennis retired in May 2007 as a Federal Armed Security Guard with Wackenhut Corporatoin, he was also employed by the Amphenol Corporation as a Cost Estimator and Singer Link as a Draftsman. His family was his first love but his second love was the US Marine Corps where he served in the Korean Conflict and then in the Active Reserves. He was proud of his service, the Marines and his Country. He was very dedicated and devoted to his grandchildren and their many activities. He loved watching them play sports and was a devoted U-E Tiger fan. Dennis will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, Inc., 300 E. Main St., Endicott and 9:30 at St. Ambrose Church, where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5:00 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.