Robert Eckardt

October 2, 1935 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Robert Eckardt Obituary

Robert Eckardt, 88, of Saratoga Springs, NY passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 surrounded by his family. Robert was born to Eric Eckardt and Johanna Eckardt in 1935. 

Robert graduated from Morristown High School in Morristown, NJ in 1954.  Upon graduation, Robert joined Carpenters Union Local 620 out of Madison, NJ. Around that time, he fell in love with Mary Rose Lee and they were soon married. They had eight children and were married 68 years. Growing up in Morristown, they had a faith-filled life with Sunday dinners and lots of love and laughs.

Mary and Robert together with their 8 children moved from Morristown to Saratoga Springs in 1973.  They purchased a local business. Robert continued his work as a skilled union carpenter and real estate investor while Mary was a homemaker and a successful manager of the family business before selling it.

Robert loved spending time with his family.  He was a man with strong integrity, work ethic and character who had strong family values - he would do anything for his children. He also enjoyed watching the New York Giants, Atlanta Braves and occasionally watching thoroughbred racing. But nothing compared to the love he had for his devoted wife of 68 years and his family - what he cherished the most.   He was a man of his word and stood strongly behind his beliefs - he never compromised and did it his way.

He is survived by his sister Regina Keating, sister-in-law Brenda Lee, brother-in-law John (Barbara) Lee and many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his eight children: Robert Eckardt (Teresa), Kathy (Kenny) Goodwin, Mary (Jim) DeWaard, Linda (Jim) Perry, Francis X. Eckardt, Patricia (Vince) Riggi, Sandra (Steve) Foley, Eric (Sonja) Eckardt. As well as his 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 68 years, Mary Rose Eckardt; his brother, Carl Eckardt; brother-in-law John Keating and great-grandchild, Ollie Ushkow.    

We’d like to thank all his doctors, Hospice and Saratoga Springs Fire & Rescue for their compassionate care.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY with Father James Ebert from St. Clements Church officiating. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Calling Hours
January 6, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc
402 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Funeral Service
January 6, 2024

1:00 PM
Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc
402 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


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