Terry D. Eckwahl, 66, of 244 Locust St., Lakewood, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
A native of Jamestown, he was born Sept. 29, 1947, a son of Roland and Joy Marshall Eckwahl.
He was a graduate of Southwestern Central School, Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia.
Terry D. Eckwahl
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1968-72 being honorably discharged as a sergeant.
Prior to his retirement in 2008, he was employed for more than 30 years by SKF as marketing manager.
He was a member of Zion Covenant Church, Viking Lodge, Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and Jamestown Audubon.
He enjoyed woodworking and was a car enthusiast. He was also on avid birder.
Surviving besides his mother of West Ellicott, is his wife, the former Suzanne Laskaris Eckwahl, whom he married Sept. 1, 1972; a son, Stephen (Jennifer) Eckwahl of Orchard Park, N.Y.; a sister, Marsha (James) Bonfiglio of Lakewood; a brother, Randall (Karen) Eckwahl of Lapeer, Mich.; his mother-in-law, Margaret Laskaris of Jamestown; sister-in-law, Joanne Sigular of Jamestown; and nieces and nephews: Mark and Andrew Sigular, Jason and Jill Soderlund and Matthew Eckwahl.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2001.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Jamestown Audubon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or Zion Covenant Church, 520 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Terry at www.lindfuneralhome.com.