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Joseph Christopher Eckrich

Joseph Christopher Eckrich, passed away of natural causes at home on Monday, May 2, 2022 at the age of 61. He was the son of Joseph F. Eckrich and Ann Sweeney Eckrich. Joe was born and raised in Wilmington, DE. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School Class of 1978. He received a BS in Management Information Systems from Widener University and also received credits toward his MBA from Drexel.

Joe’s knowledge, skills, and adaptability enabled him to undertake careers in finance, education, and information technology. Joe strived to challenge and improve himself. He was a voracious reader, spent hours exploring museums, and enjoyed the opportunity to debate a variety of topics. He enjoyed the outdoors including hiking, biking, and lazy days at the beach.

Joe is survived by his son, Seth, who was central to his life. He was proud of Seth’s accomplishments and the man that he had become. He is survived by his brothers, Michael (Christine), Gregory (Danielle), and Daniel (Kelly), and his sisters, Jo-Ann Kerr (Robert) and Jean Eckrich (Heather Barber), and his ex-wife, Lorraine Harris Eckrich. Joe also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends, and colleagues. Joe also maintained a strong connection with Seth’s brother, Micah Kidd. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Ann Eckrich, his brother, Gerald, his nieces, Alexandra Kerr and Jessica Eckrich and his sister-in-law, Kathleen Nickoloff Eckrich.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

Funeral Services

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1012 French Street, Wilmington, DE where visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am.


    Dori Kennedy lit a candle and writes,
    We're so sorry to hear of your loss. The Ellis family and the Kennedy's have your family in our thoughts and prayers. Joe, Dot, and Doug Ellis Dori (Ellis) kennedy
    05/05/2022 09:54 pm
    James McCullough lit a candle and writes,
    Deepest deepest condolences, Mike, on the passing of your beloved brother, Joe. May he Rest In Peace 🪦. My thoughts and prayers are extended to the whole Eckrich family at this difficult time.
    05/06/2022 07:31 am
    Deb & Rob Gavron writes,
    Mike & Chris, We are so sorry for your loss and are in prayer for you and your families healing hearts and the Lord’s comfort. In His Love, Deb & Rob Gavron
    05/06/2022 10:00 am
    Gary Sokola lit a candle and writes,
    Greg, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for God to comfort you as only He can.
    05/06/2022 10:18 am
    Deborah Williams writes,
    So sorry to read that Joe passed. May days and months get better with Joe’s passing. May friends and family help each other when we lose our loved ones. God Bless Debbie Williams
    05/08/2022 09:24 am

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