Robert Eccelston Obituary, Death – On May 13, 2023, the Honorable H. Robert Eccleston “Bob,” who had spent his whole life in Port Jervis, passed away in his home with his wife at his side. Bob had been a resident of the city his entire life. He was 87. His parents were Harold and Charlotte Eccleston, and he was born on April 4, 1936 in the city of Port Jervis, in the state of New York. Bob had been working as an educator at Sullivan County Community College for more than three decades when he was promoted to the position of Professor of Business there.
After having worked his way up through the ranks of the City Council of Port Jervis, where he had previously held the position of Councilman, he was finally elected Mayor and served in that capacity from 1972 to 1977. Previous leader of the Republican Committee for the city of Port Jervis, where he served as chairman. A member of Elks Lodge 645 in Port Jervis who is in good standing with the organization.
He is Patricia Eccleston’s treasured husband while he is at home with his wife of 65 years, and he has been married to Patricia for those 65 years. Respected sibling of Shirley Tschudy, who currently resides in Matamoras. Brother-in-law of Barbara Walters and Zeno, Barbara’s husband, who currently resides in Port Jervis. Bob’s own parents as well as several other furry progeny passed away before him, and as a result, he only has one furry child who will survive him at home who is also hairy.
On the morning of Tuesday, May 16th, there will be a funeral service held at the Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis. The service will begin at 11:30 in the morning. Following the funeral service, the cremation will take place privately in the presence of the family. After he has passed away, his body will be laid to rest in the family cemetery that is located in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Donations in Bob’s name can be sent to either the Deerpark Humane Society or the Drew United Methodist Church. Both of these organizations support animals in need. Visit Knight-Auchmoody.com in the event that you require instructions or in the event that you would want to offer a condolence on Bob’s Tribute Wall.