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March 5, 2006
On March 1, 2006, FRED A. ECKMAN, age 85; beloved husband of Anna M. Eckman,; devoted father of Fred R., Michael and Christine Eckman; cherished grandfather of Leo, Robin, Jeremy and Mark Eckman; dear great-grandfather of Daphne and Georgia Eckman. A Memorial Service will held at Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, 461 College Parkway, Arnold (21012) on Sunday, March 5 at 3 P.M. Memorial contributions in Fred's name may be made to Gloria Dei! or the charity of your choice.
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December 4, 2006
On December 1, 2006, ANNA M. ECKMAN, age 85; beloved mother of Fred R., Michael and Christine Eckman; grandmother of Leo, Robin, Jeremy and Mark; great-grandmother of Daphne and Georgia. A Memorial Service will be held at Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, 461 College Prkwy, Arnold, MD 21012, at 11 A.M., Wednesday, December 6. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.
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NEWS
December 4, 2006
On December 1, 2006, ANNA M. ECKMAN, age 85; beloved mother of Fred R., Michael and Christine Eckman; grandmother of Leo, Robin, Jeremy and Mark; great-grandmother of Daphne and Georgia. A Memorial Service will be held at Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, 461 College Prkwy, Arnold, MD 21012, at 11 A.M., Wednesday, December 6. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.
NEWS
July 16, 2006
1956: Charley Eckman honored In July 1956, Charley Eckman, the colorful Marylander who coached the Fort Wayne (now Detroit) Pistons of the NBA, was the toast of the Midwest - and the pride of Anne Arundel County. Known as the "poor man's Casey Stengel" after twice leading his team to the top of the association's Western Division, Eckman was honored 50 years ago at a "Toast of the Post" dinner at Glen Burnie's American Legion. Eckman lived in Glen Burnie and belonged to American Legion Post No. 40. In his storied career, he also shined as a Baltimore sportscaster.
SPORTS
By PAT O'MALLEY | January 13, 1995
It's regrettable that more people couldn't have been there Tuesday night at Michael's Eighth Avenue in G1en Burnie, but for those who attended it was an unforgettable evening.The Four Rivers District Boy Scouts of America honored Charley Eckman with its Good Scout Award. He was joined by his wife, Wilma, and their children, Barry, Linda, Gail, Janet and other family members along with a group of Boy Scouts.Eckman was honored for his humanitarian and community deeds over the last 45 years as a Glen Burnie resident, and a cavalcade of sports and media personalities joined in the tribute.
SPORTS
By PAT O'MALLEY | November 7, 1993
Former NFL executive Ernie Accorsi, a Baltimore resident and consultant to the Maryland Stadium Authority, says Charley Eckman's comments in Wednesday's "Sidelines" were "totally inaccurate."Glen Burnie's colorful Eckman, who has spent a lifetime speaking his mind, said, "Baltimore won't get an expansion team because the big man of the group [of owners] is Art Modell of the Browns. Modell fired Ernie Accorsi, you know, and he isn't about to have him back in the league."Upon reading Eckman's remarks, Accorsi said, "[Modell]
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | July 4, 1995
Charley Eckman has called his last cab.The former sportscaster, referee, National Basketball Association coach and raconteur whose trademark "call a cab" and tell-it-like-it-is views endeared him to Baltimore sports fans for 40 years, died yesterday of cancer at his Glen Burnie home. He was 73.Mr. Eckman was known for his rubbery-faced, cigar-waving, iconoclastic antics delivered in a raspy-voiced style that sometimes was short on correct grammatical usage. He was credited with using an expression so often that it quickly became a cliche.
SPORTS
By PAT O'MALLEY | February 18, 1994
Fans of Charley Eckman who have called my 24-Hour Sportsline, (410) 647-2499, or run into me recently have two concerns about the Glen Burnie legend.No. 1, they want to know how is he doing, and No. 2 "we've got to get him into the Maryland Hall of Fame."Eckman, a former NBA coach and referee who became one of the Baltimore area's most recognizable and controversial radio voices, has been battling cancer for the past couple years.In recent months, his illness has hospitalized him a few times and just a couple weeks ago, he nearly died.
SPORTS
By PAT O'MALLEY | July 9, 1995
Charley Eckman got what he deserved -- a funeral not to be forgotten.Eckman, who in the words of his son, Barry, "called a cab to heaven at 7:20 a.m." on Monday, July 3, ending a four-year bout with cancer, was laid to rest Thursday.Music from a Dixieland band played tunes as Charley's casket left the church for internment at Loudon Park Cemetery in southwest Baltimore after the unique ceremony.The 73-year-old Eckman was eulogized as a one-of-a-kind sports celebrity at the Harundale Presbyterian Church in Glen Burnie, where he and his wife, Wilma, had resided for more than 40 years.
SPORTS
By PAT O'MALLEY | November 6, 1994
Anne Arundel County's most honored sports personality running out of honors would be like Charley Eckman running out of words. As he likes to say, "ain't no way," and yes, Glen Burnie's Eckman is slated for still another award.Eckman is to receive the 1994 Good Scout Award from the Four Rivers District Boy Scouts on Dec. 13 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.Tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for those under age 18 and can be purchased by calling Michael's (410) 768-7901 or dinner chairman Joanne Murphy (410)
NEWS
March 5, 2006
On March 1, 2006, FRED A. ECKMAN, age 85; beloved husband of Anna M. Eckman,; devoted father of Fred R., Michael and Christine Eckman; cherished grandfather of Leo, Robin, Jeremy and Mark Eckman; dear great-grandfather of Daphne and Georgia Eckman. A Memorial Service will held at Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, 461 College Parkway, Arnold (21012) on Sunday, March 5 at 3 P.M. Memorial contributions in Fred's name may be made to Gloria Dei! or the charity of your choice.
SPORTS
June 20, 2004
Pistons' title stirs memories of Eckman With the Detroit Pistons unexpectedly winning the NBA championship, I am surprised that The Sun has not published a feature or, at minimum, a footnote on another unexpected championship run. The late Charley Eckman, a Baltimore native and the "Babe Ruth of Basketball Referees," garnered screaming headlines and feature stories in newspapers and magazines over the unlikely success of the Fort Wayne Pistons in...
NEWS
May 21, 2004
On May 20, 2004, LINDA MARIE(nee Eckman) ELLIOTT, beloved wife of James Roy Elliott, Sr., daughter of Jeanne Gougler and the late John Joseph Eckman, mother of James R. Elliott, Jr. and Stephanie Marie Wilson, sister of Joann Richelson. Grandmother of Elliott Bradford Wilson. Services from the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Rd. (at Franklin Blvd.) Saturday 4 P.M. Interment private. Friends may call Saturday2 to 5 P.M.
SPORTS
By Bob Pickering | May 6, 2000
Today Many of the 3-year-olds entered for the 35th running of the Woodlawn will be testing the grass course for the first time when the gates open for the 1 1/16-mile event. The $75,000 Woodlawn is scheduled as the 10th race on a card that will also carry a simulcast of the Kentucky Derby. Post time for the first of 11 races is 12: 30 p.m. Blaze and Blues, a promising son of noted turf sire Hansel, brings a 2-for-3 record into his first stakes appearance, but is untested over the infield.
SPORTS
June 27, 1999
Eckman deserves Hall nodThere was a glaring omission to the list of candidates for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The missing person is Charley Eckman, who was truly unique and whose feats in basketball were legendary and can never be duplicated.Many of your readers will remember Charley as a sportscaster on WCBM and WFBR. Some realize that Charley was the Babe Ruth of basketball referees, rated first or second in college and the pro ranks in the 1950s. He is the only person who ever refereed and coached in the NBA. He won two NBA divisional championships and tied for a third.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 27, 1998
Each morning, long before sunrise, Eleanor Eckman sits in her kitchen and stitches through layers of fabric with careful precision, creating colorful blocks that will eventually be pieced together into a bed-sized quilt.Working by the light of dawn with her faithful companion, a yellow lab named Sandy, napping nearby, gives her a feeling of serenity."Being able to sit in the quiet, creating something that is going to last even after I'm gone, is soothing," says Eckman. "All of life's problems seem to fall into place when I'm working with my needles."
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | January 16, 1991
Don't look now, sports fans, but the "Mayor of Glen Burnie," the incomparable Charlie Eckman, is out there battlin' again.Eckman, the longtime Baltimore sports broadcaster who once coached and played in the National Basketball Association, is recovering nicely from knee surgery.The youthful 69-year-old still is receiving therapy, but is getting around with a cane after being on the 30-day disabled list."I'm doing well, coming along fine," said Eckman, a 43-year resident of Glen Burnie. "You'll see me around again now that I've got this cane."
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1996
Local planners say they are making progress toward curbing sprawl in Maryland but won't truly succeed until they persuade residents that the American dream can be found in towns and cities rather than on country estates."
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