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October 14, 2019 - 4:30pm

Robert R. Eckenbrecht

posted by Joshua Smith.

EAST BETHANY - Robert R. Eckenbrecht, 83, of East Bethany, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Eckenbrecht was born April 7, 1936, in Closter, NJ, the son of the late Otto and Minna (Buxetude) Eckenbrecht.

His wife, Mary T. (Pelligra) Eckenbrecht, died on August 27, 2003.

He served his country in the US Army and graduated from RIT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He was an electrical engineer for GTE Sylvania and then Eastman Kodak Co., where he retired after over 15 years.  Robert was a true engineer at heart and registered and received at least 17 patents in the electrical engineering field.  Almost single handedly, he dug his basement and then built his own home on that basement in Bethany.  He loved gardening, raised his own vegetables, and enjoyed tormenting his friends and family with bad puns.   A quiet and generous man, he routinely donated to several health, political and animal rescue organizations.

Surviving is his daughter, Margaret (Jeffrey) Zampino, of Henderson NV. 

Friends may call from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia where services will immediately follow at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to your favorite animal rescue charity.  Private burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bethany.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

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