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Mr. Charles Eckenrode

Mr. Charles Joseph Eckenrode, 87, of Athens, Ga., died Sunday, March 4. He was the husband of Jessie Shipley Eckenrode. Born near Emmitsburg, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary Eckenrode. He graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, and later received a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

A lifelong educator, his teaching career began at Emmitsburg High School in 1935, followed by a move to principal at the National Training School for Boys in Washington.

He spent three years with the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. When he returned to civilian life, he worked as supervisor of education in various institutions with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice, followed by a position at the University of Georgia, Athens, in the Sociology Department.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Charles J. Eckenrode of Keeline, Wyo.; one daughter, Virginia K. Eckenrode of Falmouth, Mass.; one brother, Paul Eckenrode; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held March 17 at the UGA Catholic Center, Athens, with the Rev. Jack McDowell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Catholic Center of UGA, 1344 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, Ga. 30604; the Salvation Army, 484 Hawthorne Ave., Athens, Ga. 30606; the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, Ga. 30622; or the charity of your choice.

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