Robert G. "Bob" Eckroth

June 2, 1930 - May 20, 2020
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Robert G. Eckroth, 89, of Alsace Township, passed away on May 20, 2020 at 11:47 AM in the emergency room of the Reading Hospital. He was the loving husband for 69 years to Kathryn L. (Dease) Eckroth. Born in Mohnton, he was a son of the of the late Raymond S. & Florence (Grebe) Eckroth. Bob was a tire builder and later supervisor for Firestone Tire & Rubber, retiring in 1980 after 28 ½ years. After retirement, Bob worked at Oley Valley Schools, Alsace Elementary School as a custodian. He served his country during the Koran War in the U.S. Navy. A member of Zion Spies Lutheran Church and a 1949 graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Bob was very active in the Masonic Fraternity. He was a member of Reading Lodge No. 549 F&AM, Valley of Reading, and Rajah Shrine. At Rajah, Bob was a member of the Reception unit and Hospital Service. Bob was most proud of the fact that he made 330 trips taking children to the Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia. He was also a past president of Goodwill Fire Company, Hyde Park. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons – James A. husband of Debra Eckroth, Wyomissing, Scott M. husband of Catherine Eckroth, Riverview Park, His sister – Shirley Holzinger, Sinking Spring, 8 Grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. He was predeceased by his son – Kenneth R. Eckroth, who passed on January 16, 1998. Funeral services will be webcast on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Log onto and go to Robert G. Eckroth obituary, click on the webcast icon. Entombment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Reiffton. Please honor Bob my making a contribution in his name to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, c/o Rajah Shriners, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Eckroth family.

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Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm


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Forest Hills Memorial Park


390 West Neversink Road, Reading, PA, 19606

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Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510


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Born: June 2, 1930
May 31, 1993
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May 31, 1993
Fond Memories of Bob & Dover
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Died: May 20, 2020

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Bob Beistline posted on 5/28/20

Brother Bob... The times we spent together in the reception committee, having ladies night, and going to Virginia Beach with you and Kathryn , will always be in my and Geri,s heart. You will be missed Brother.


LOUISE E DEASE posted on 5/28/20

God Bless You, may you rest in peace. -Boots Dease and Family


Barry and Sue Williams posted on 5/28/20

Not everyday do you meet such wonderful people. I was very fortunate to get to know you both. Definitely my highlight of my day when I would see you come through those Red Lobster doors. No matter what was going on, ( and usually there was something) Robert was always smiling. What a great person. We will miss him dearly. Kathryn and their children and many Grandchildren I have you all in my prayers. God Bless


Nadine sheffron posted on 5/28/20

I am so sorry to hear about Robert passing. My condolences to jim, debbie; katherine and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert was a great person and always made people laugh. Will never forget him. Rip robert.


Connie Henry and family posted on 5/25/20

Connie Henry & family posted 5/25/20 Let comfort be found in the hearts of everyone who cares. Thinking of you and sharing your sorrow.


Ernie and Bridget Nichols posted on 5/25/20

Robert was one of our favorite people of all time. What a great guy! Whenever we were fortunate enough to be at a gathering of family and friends, we always looked forward to seeing him and Catherine. We will miss him, as we are sure many people will. Everytime we see his family members we will remember him. his great smile, and conversation. In his honor and memory we will make a donation in his name to his favorite charity, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.


Alvarez posted on 5/25/20

to the Eckroth Family, Our deepest sympathy to everyone. Uncle Bobby's loss will be felt by many. Love to you all, Al and Becky Alvarez


Linda F Sterner posted on 5/23/20

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Linda F Sterner posted on 5/23/20

so sorry to hear this. we are glad to to became family and we are grand parents together. will share with our grand son the few memories i have of u.... thank u for the memories u share with me and i will tell paxton about them.. rest in peace


Crystal Koehn posted on 5/23/20

Dear Kathryn and family, This makes my heart hurt for all of you. Our Friday morning visits will never be the same. Now I hope he is kicking higher than ever, up there in heaven(PS: when I would asked him how he was this week, he would always say, "still kicking, just not as high..and he would give me his grin). God bless you and you will be in my prayers.


Rick Sorensen posted on 5/23/20

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I will always have the memories of some great times with some great friends at Dover. Bob was so much a part of our experience and we looked forward to seeing him each year that we went to Dover Downs.