Eckerson, Edwin C., - 76, of Ocean City, NJ, passed away on September 28, 2019, at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point, NJ. He was 76. Mr. Eckerson was born in Englewood, NJ and was a graduate of Glassboro State College. He then embarked on a life long career in education where he was a beloved teacher, administrator, and principal in the Somers Point, NJ school system for 32 years before his retirement in 1998. He was a resident of Somers Point and later Seaville, NJ before moving to Ocean City. Mr. Eckerson was a loving father to his three children and a friend and mentor to many. He was a bridge life master, following in the footsteps of his mother, Carolyn. He enjoyed giving beach tours at Corson's Inlet State Park and was a life-long Philadelphia sports fan. Edwin was the son of the late John and Carolyn (Hussa) Eckerson. Surviving are his children, John Eckerson of Rye, NY, Judith DeMar (Brian) of Chantilly, VA, and Jeffrey Eckerson (Karin) of Pennington, NJ, his sister Ellen Yamrick of Hollywood, FL, his brother Garrett Eckerson of Greensboro, NC, seven grandchildren, and a niece and nephew. A Service in Memory and Love will be offered Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 11 am at the Godfrey Funeral Home, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ. Friends and family may call from 10 am until the time of service. The family gratefully suggests memorial contributions to Somers Point Foundation for Education, c/o New York Avenue School, 121 West New York Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244. For condolences to the family, visit

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