Glenn E. Eckley Jr., 55, manager at can company

June 18, 2003

Glenn Edwin Eckley Jr., a can company production manager and avid collector, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Rising Sun. He was 55.

Mr. Eckley was born in Baltimore and raised near Fort Holabird. After graduating from Patterson High School, he was drafted into the Army and served with an infantry unit in Vietnam. He was discharged with the rank of corporal in 1968.

He was employed for 20 years as a mechanic at National Can Co. in Sparrows Point. He was plant supervisor at Carnaud Metal Box Enterprises Inc. in Belcamp from 1994 until 1999, and for the past four years was production manager at Independent Can Co. there.

Mr. Eckley enjoyed collecting a wide variety of objects, from fossils to antique radios, which he repaired and sold.

"He loved antique shops and flea markets," said a daughter, Cynthia April Piazza of Eldersburg.

He was an avid flower and vegetable gardener, played guitar, and liked listening to and collecting Celtic music.

No funeral was planned.

Mr. Eckley is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Theresa Mullins; two other daughters, Chastity S.D. Edwards of Perryville and Chantel D. Guiberson of North East; his father, Glenn E. Eckley Sr. of Chase; a brother, Randy Eckley of Bel Air; two sisters, Kathleen Arditi of Kingsville and Dorinda "Tootie" Barber of Bel Air; and five grandchildren.

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