We Remember

"Up, up the long delirious burning blue; I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.

Where never lark, or even eagle flew; And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high, untrespassed sanctity of space; Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."


Frederic Harrison Ecker '75

Frederic Harrison Ecker '75

Frederic H. Ecker of Forestdale, a US Air Force veteran who leaves family in Sandwich and Falmouth, died on August 8. He was 66.

Born in Bellevue, Washington, and was adopted by Frederic W. Ecker and Gloria (Enyman) Swords, he graduated from Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut before enlisting in the US Air Force.

After earning an honorable discharge with the rank of sergeant, Mr. Ecker worked on Cape Cod as a truck driver for several construction companies.

In retirement he enjoyed all things Cape Cod—fishing, boating, lobstering, rides around Cape, picnics on the canal, golf, traveling and sports.

He leaves his wife of 31 years, Ruth (Morelli) Ecker of Forestdale; daughters Kathy Morelli of West Yarmouth, Karen Morelli of East Sandwich and Susan Morelli of Sandwich; siblings Steven Ecker of Woolwich, Maine, and Karen Gavell of Falmouth; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 14, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations in Mashpee.

A short service will follow at the funeral home and then burial will take place at Sandwich Town Cemetery, 231 MA-130, Forestdale.

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