Arnold Eckert

Obituary of Arnold J. Eckert

Irondequoit resident for 69 years, banker and public servant, Arnie passed away peacefully April 4th at the age of 94, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in 1929 to Arnold and Margaret (Clar) Eckert of Rochester, NY and is survived by his beloved bride of 72 years ¨Sally¨ Frances (Stock); his children, David (Seta Hampar), Marianne (Robert) DeLaura, Michael, James (Laurie Podsiadly), John, Ellen (Bill) Hughes, Catherine (John) Betzig; grandchildren, Katie (Rob), Jessica, Lindsey (Alex), Matthew, Clare (Scott), Emma (Rich), Sam (Alina), Sarah (Bryan), Kristen (Matt), Lauren, Jake (Elizabeth), Rae, William, Mary, Emily; great-grandchildren, Gia, Cecilia, Luca, Max, Ben, Joy, Leo, Jane and Norah; sister-in-law, Marie Moriarty; nieces and nephews.

Arnold exhibited leadership in his many contributions to the communities he served. In addition to a career at Lincoln First/Chase Lincoln Bank, he served 16 years in Monroe County as a Legislator and eventually as President. Other accomplishments were: 1st Lieutenant National Guard, 911 Operating Board (40yrs former Chair), former Dir. of Rochester Museum & Science Center, former President of the Geriatric Pilots Assoc., Task Force of Monroe County Deer Management, Monroe Community College Trustee, Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Catholic Family Center, Monroe County Fire Advisory Board, founding parishioner of Christ the King parish (Finance Committee, Men’s Club, Parish Council, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Altar Server, Investment Committee), Rochester Woodworker Society Member, Former. Pres. & Dir. of Rochester Cavalry Troops Inc. Scholarship Committee, Century Club & Development Committees of Bishop Kearney High School, Catholic Family Center, Knights of Columbus, Knights of St. John, Honorary Member of Irondequoit Police Night Stick Club, PBA, Founding Member of Birthright and founding Retirement Programs, Employee Benefit programs for various municipal organizations, Children in Poverty Task Force, Director of Riverside Convention Center, Women's Issues Advisory Committee, West Irondequoit School District Foundation Advisory Committee and the Task Force on Protitution.

Mr. Eckert was a licensed pilot and photographer as a teenager and in later years he enjoyed furniture design and construction. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and friends.

His family will receive friends Thursday, April 11, 4-7pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to meet the family Friday, April 12, 10:30 am at St. Anns Home Chapel for his Funeral Mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice. The Funeral Mass will also be livestreamed here,