In Memoriam

Charlie and Anna Ecker

Charles Thomas Ecker was born in Panama City, Florida, in 1915, the third son of boat captain Roy Walter Ecker, Sr. of Cromanton on St. Andrews Bay. Charlie served as a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Anna Goldberg was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1920. She and Charlie were married in 1941. After the war Charlie worked in the pulp and paper mill industry, a career that took the family to Fernandina, Florida, Valdosta and Jesup, Georgia, and Varadero, Cuba. They moved with their son Charles and daughter Sandra to Palatka, Florida, in 1959. In Palatka Charlie ran a busline and worked at Hudson Pulp and Paper (now Georgia Pacific) before opening and operating a lawn-mower repair shop.

Charlie was lost at sea on October 8, 1987, when his fishing boat the Thank You Anna went down 10 miles off the coast of Fort Pierce Inlet. He was 72 years old. Anna died in Palm Beach Gardens in 2007 at the age of 86.

Charlie and Anna were survived by their son Captain Charles T. Ecker, III, USNR, Ret., and daughter-in-law Margaret of Tequesta, Florida; daughter Sandra Mast of Palm Beach Gardens; granddaughter Pamela Kay (P.K.) Mast-Adelsperger (husband David) and great-grandchildren Blake David and Carly Anna of Chicago; sister-in-law Lucille Ecker of Palatka; and Charlie's brother Robert Marvin Ecker of Panama City.

Anna's ashes were scattered at sea, to be again with Charlie.

Floyd Pippinger, Charlie (in front), and
brothers Roy and Bert

Bert, Charlie, and Roy

New Orleans | Baltimore | Palatka

In Fernandina

Baby Charles

Charles and Sandra

Anna with Sandra and Charles in Baltimore

On St. Andrews Bay

At home in Varadero, Cuba

In Bermuda

In Jesup, Georgia | At Silver Lake near Palatka

At the shop in Palatka

Anna with her sisters Mary Baily and Evelyn Carfine

Granddaughter Pamela Kay (P.K.) Mast-Adelsperger with
husband David, son Blake David, and daughter Carly Anna

With daughter Sandra Mast and P.K.

Carly Anna, Anna, P.K., and Sandra

With son Charles and daughter-in-law Margaret

Other Ecker Memorial Pages

Roy and Lucille Ecker

Terrell Walter Ecker

See also

The Eckers

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