ECK, Martin F.

ECK, Martin F.

Martin F. Eck, age 68. Dearest father of Matt (Kara), Mike (Cheryl), Mark and Melissa. Loving grandfather of Elianna, Kassidy, Michael, Clementine, Xavier and Makinsley. Marty is also survived by his former spouse Michelle (nee Sullivan) and sister MaryEllen.  He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Mary Ann (nee Calvey) brother Art and sister Eileen. 

Marty passed away on December 3rd, 2020. He was a friend to many and made many more laugh with his bad jokes and self-deprecating humor. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, Ohio and never strayed too far away. He wore many hats over his lifetime including, umpire, referee, construction company owner/laborer, lifeguard/manager, bus driver, underground utilities locator, and probably many more. He loved gardening and hanging out at the Hopp Inn. Most importantly he loved bringing people together. 

Due to concerns caused by the pandemic, the family will be delaying a celebration of life until Friday, July 2nd, 2021 in the afternoon. The celebration of life will take place (post-COVID) in the Brooklyn, Ohio area and everyone who loved Marty is invited to the BBQ to share in his love.  The family will have a small family-only gathering this Saturday.

To offer condolences, donations, or gifts or for details on Martin’s July celebration of life, please visit the family’s tribute page created for him –

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  1. Tony Tahan on December 9th, 2020 1:57 pm

    Marty, Marty, Marty…
    Dear friend,
    you made me laugh like no other
    The stories of your encounter with coaches and players, left us all in stitches.
    One thing I will always remember from Marty,
    “Volleyball is just a game, lighten up, and learn how to coach”
    Rest in peace good friend

  2. Lynn Eland on December 9th, 2020 4:42 pm

    Marty’s children & grandchildren, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

    RIP, Marty!

  3. Laura Oehlstrom on December 9th, 2020 6:11 pm

    Thank you Marty for being such a great friend and bringing such laughter and crazy to the world that you have touched again thank you and ♥️

  4. Dennis Curtin on December 9th, 2020 7:11 pm

    RIP my friend

  5. lynne catherine on December 10th, 2020 12:04 am

    So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

  6. Mel on December 10th, 2020 1:38 am

    Rest in peace my friend

  7. Peg Moore on December 10th, 2020 1:43 am

    I reconnected with Marty as we planned our BHS 50th reunion, and he always had a story or joke. Seeing the postings on Facebook makes this quote especially apropos…
    “He will be well remembered because he was so well loved.”

  8. Cindy Vrsansky Schulz on December 10th, 2020 9:22 am

    Add to Marty’s many titles, Gold Circle rack specialist. He quit Brooklyn Pool to work at Gold Circle one summer and later declared, “Stupid! Worst summer of my life!” So Marty!

    For all of the laughs you brought to my life, my friend, thank you. Rest now in God’s peace.

  9. Kevin Leigh on December 10th, 2020 1:27 pm

    All my sympathy on the death of Marty. Truly a unique gentleman loveable but always with an edge. His unbelievable humor will be missed.Rest in peace Marty .

  10. James Gazda on December 10th, 2020 3:31 pm

    Condolences to Marty’s children, grandchildren and his entire family. Marty was a friend to me in High School. He will be missed.

  11. Dave Weinbrandt on December 10th, 2020 6:29 pm

    Please accept my deepest sympathy to Marty’s family. I know you are really going to miss him. Rest in peace!

  12. John Schumacher on December 11th, 2020 12:14 am

    My condolences to his family. He was funny, bright and loyal as I remember him, as was Arty. God Bless !

  13. Sue A Sazima on December 12th, 2020 7:29 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the Eck family. RIP Marty.

  14. Wayne F. Peters on December 14th, 2020 2:41 pm

    He made us all laugh at him and ourselves. My condolences to the family.

  15. Mike Heavner on December 15th, 2020 7:59 pm

    Prayers to the family. RIP Marty

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