Fredrick N. ‘Rick’ Eck
Fredrick N. “Rick” Eck, 59, of Honesdale, Pa., died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at C.M.C. Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 5 years, the former Patricia S. “Patti” Seymour. The couple married on January 14, 2006.
Born May 16, 1951 in Scranton, he is the son of Elizabeth Yerkes Eck-Hopler of Honesdale and the late Everett C. Eck.
He was a graduate of Milton-Hershey School, and continued his education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Following his college, he became a self-employed accountant in Honesdale. An active member of the community, Rick was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, WEDCO, the Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Honesdale Planning Partnership.
Rick was an avid fisherman. He was a member as well as the former treasurer of the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. He was also a member of Trout Unlimited, and Cremton Fish Club. Rick was a talented fly maker and was known for his salmon flies.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son and friend.
Also surviving is his daughter Jessica Cini and husband Matthew of Toms River, NJ; his son Jonathon Eck of Philadelphia; his brother Gerald Eck of Honesdale; his sister Jeanne Neal of Springfield Mass.; step-children Joyce, Timothy and Devon Ritz, all of Honesdale.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Blackie officiating. As per his request, cremation will follow at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory.
Condolences can be made online at www.hesslingfuneral home.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, PO Box 1295, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Honesdale, PA.