Frederic W. Ecker Jr., 85

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TOPSHAM — Frederic Worrall Ecker Jr., 85, died Sept. 5 at Parkview Adventist Hospital.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 31, 1923, he was a son of Frederick Worrall and Barbara (Hoyt) Ecker.

In 1942, he graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force as an aviation radio operator in France.

After the war, he attended Harvard University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1950.

He moved to the Pacific Northwest and married Gloria J. Eyman. They settled in Bellevue, Wash., and raised three children.

In 1972 he moved to Maine.

He volunteered extensively and held officer positions with local nonprofits including the Salvation Army Center of Bath, The Widow’s Friend mission programs, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, and Chop Point Camp of Woolwich.

At retirement age, he moved to North Carolina and volunteered for Jungle Aviation and Radio Service.

He was predeceased by two brothers, John F. Ecker and David N. Ecker.

Surviving are three children, Frederic H. Ecker and his wife Ruth of Forestdale, Mass., Stephen K. Ecker and his wife Ruth of Topsham, and Karen H. Ecker-Gavell and her husband William of Falmouth, Mass; a brother, Hoyt Ecker, of Chatham, Mass.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at North Woolwich Methodist Church, U.S. Route 128, Woolwich. A reception at Chop Point with the family will be held immediately following the burial.

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