Jack Samuel Eckhardt

Bucks County Courier Times

Jack Samuel Eckhardt of Port Charlotte, Fla. died on June 6, 2006 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 63 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Jack was born in Philadelphia and lived in Croydon and Bensalem until relocating to Florida. After working his way up in the trucking business, he started his own trailer repair business in Trenton, N.J. He later purchased the landmark Kenwood Tavern in the mid-seventies. Later on in Florida he worked in construction and carpentry and was renown for his workmanship.

Jack was the son of the late Samuel and Monica Eckhardt. He is survived by his daughter, Marlene Eckhardt of San Francisco and his son Jack Eckhardt and his family of Boothwyn, Pa., including two grandchildren, Jackson and Riley. He is also survived by two sisters, Joanna Nightlinger of Warrington and Marsha Flanagan of Quakertown; and one half-brother, Samuel Eckhardt, Jr. of Deland, Fla. He will also be greatly missed by his loving aunt and godmother, Martha Juchnowicz of Quakertown and an uncle, Theodore Eckhardt of Philadelphia. Extended surviving relatives include ten nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

Memorial donations in Jack's name may be made to Wissahickon Hospice, 1 Presidential Blvd., Suite 125, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004.