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Richard Carlyle Eckley

June 21, 1934 ~ April 1, 2020 (age 85)


Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania

    Richard Carlyle Eckley, "Dick the Dog", age 85, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home.

    Born June 21, 1934, in Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of the late John Eckley and Genevieve (Rix) Nichols.

    He was an active member and friend to everyone at the Warfordsburg Senior Center.

    Richard was a loving father and caring friend, with the kindest soul; however far from a saint, with his sometimes colorful humor…most of it laughed at by just himself. He was a genuinely good man with a heart of gold. He enjoyed singing, even when not in his range; he loved Elvis Presley; and wasn't afraid to be the center of attention. He lived life to the fullest; saw the world through an artist's eyes and poured his heart into his poetry.

    Richard is survived by his two sons, Richard and Michael Eckley and two daughters, Heather and Kelly Eckley; and his beloved grandchildren, Matthew, Ethan, Aidan, and Teagan.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ghon Eckley; and his sister, Nancy St. John.

    Funeral and memorial services will be announced at a later date by the family.

    The family would like to send a heartfelt “thank you” to Cindy  and the Warfordsburg Senior Center for the love and community that they provided our father.

    Arrangements have been entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock, Md. Online condolences will be accepted at

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