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Kenneth Eckert

November 11, 1934 — January 9, 2023

Alsace Township, PA

Kenneth C. Eckert, 88, of Alsace Township, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at 10:00 am at ProMedica Skilled Nursing Center, Laureldale.  He was the husband of Renee F. (Prutzman) Eckert. Born in Laureldale , Mr. Eckert was the son of the late Earl and Estella (Strohecker) Eckert.   Mr. Eckert was a 1952 graduate of Reading High School and served in the United States Army.  He was a proud patrolman for the City of Reading for 32 years and being McGruff, the crime dog.  His favorite times were at Hillside Swimming Pool, weekends at Holly Lake and Stone Harbor, motorcycle rides on his trike following his son leading the way, cruises, vacations, playing cards with his daughter, son and their familes along with their friends, and time share vacations with his friends.   Mr. Eckert enjoyed working out at Body Works and Country dancing for 27 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Vicky R. Martin, and her significant other Gerald Aulenbach of Ephrata; his son Keith H. Eckert and his fiancé Patti Ann Tossona of Fleetwood; grandchildren Tanya, wife of Ryan; Amanda, Nicole, wife of Terry and his great grandchildren Noah, Lucy, Weston and his extended family Rob, Danny and Katie; brother-in-law Jack, husband of Sandy and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 1605 Rockland Street, Hampden Heights is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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