Mr. Harold F. Eckenrode, 56, died Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at his home.
Born in Philadelphia, he grew up in Woodbury, residing in Edison since 1978. Mr. Eckenrode also has a residence in Spring Lake.
A communicant of St. Helena's R..C. Church in Edison, Harold was a graduate of Woodbury High School and the University of Dayton, receiving a degree in mechanical engineering.
For the past 14 years, Harold was an account manager for GE Energy Oil and Gas of Parsippany.
Surviving are his wife, Beth Donovan Eckenrode; a son, Michael and two daughters, Katie and Lauren Eckenrode; his mother, Dorothy Leahey Eckenrode of Woodbury; four sisters, Barbara Linkert of Westville; Mary Sholders of Angleton, TX; Joan Hynes of Sunnyvale, CA and Carol Acosta of San Jose, CA and a brother, Michael Eckenrode of Mason, OH.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 10:00 am from the Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, followed by an 11:00 am funeral Mass at St. Helena's R.C. Church in Edison. Interment to follow at St. Gertrudes Cemetery in Colonia. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Memorial contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 600 First Avenue, Raritan, NJ 08869, would be appreciated.