Herman "Doc" Eckstein

May 28, 1926 - November 29, 2017
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Loveland, OH


Herman “Doc” Eckstein passed away peacefully on November 29th at the Lodge Care Center. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 68 years, Frances Eckstein (Lang), his children Michael H. Eckstein (Jane), Marcia Eckstein (William Smith), Martin Eckstein (Carol Bernstein), Joseph Eckstein (Terri), John Eckstein (Judy), James Eckstein (Tammy), his grandchildren Rachel Simon, Michael A. Eckstein, Tess Eckstein, Neal Eckstein, Nathan Eckstein, Lillian Eckstein, Sarah Eckstein, Kate Ramser, Jennifer Eckstein, Benjamin Eckstein, Daniel Eckstein, Ethan Eckstein, Claire Eckstein, August Eckstein, Gabriel Eckstein, Joseph Eckstein, Samuel Eckstein and great-grandchildren Stella Simon, Blake Simon, Avery Eckstein, Michael O. Eckstein, Emma Eckstein.

Doc was born on May 28, 1926 in Chicago, IL. He served in WWII in the European Theater of Operations and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. He married Frances C. Lang on October 15, 1949.

He was a member of St. Gertrude’s Parish in Madeira, and helped with gardening there after his retirement from the Celotex Corporation where he had worked for 52 years. At his retirement, he was Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Doc has been a member of the Cincinnati Nature Center for 47 years and served as a docent and on their board.

He was an avid reader and gardener, amateur naturalist and conservationist. Our family’s love of nature and respect for the environment are the result of his guidance and example. He was never happier than when he was teaching a child about the natural world.

Visitation at Gilligan Funeral Home, Kenwood, Ohio Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude Parish, Mon Dec 4th at 9:30 a.m. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the St. Gertrude’s School Tuition Assistance, 6543 Miami Avenue, Madeira, OH 45243 or the Cincinnati Nature Center.




Gilligan Funeral Home, Kenwood
8225 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45236
Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Gertrude Church
7630 Shawnee Run Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45243
Monday, December 4, 2017
9:30 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
11000 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Monday, December 4, 2017
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