Carl A. Eck, on Saturday, June 15, 2013, of Mt. Lebanon, died peacefully. As he was in life, in death, he was encircled by his children and wife of 57 years, Jane Ann (McNamara) Eck. His beautiful life was fueled by faith and family. In addition to Jane, Carl is survived by their six children, Mark (Lisa), Anne Mageras (Nick, Kathryn Goff (Daniel), Michael (Liz), Christopher (Kimberley) and Jennifer Eck Rounsfull (Clint). Carl also leaves a legacy of 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers Raymond Eck, Williamsport, and Dr. Donald Eck, Mich.
Raised in Williamsport, where he met his wife, Jane, he was one of seven boys born to Maurice and Cecelia Eck. He graduated from Notre Dame undergraduate and law school, and remained a faithful alumnus until he passed. Once he and Jane married, he served his country as a Judge Advocate General in the Air Force in France. He and Jane settled in Pittsburgh in 1959, where Carl established his career as a founder and senior partner in the law firm of Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck. He was a true pioneer in the legal field for 52 years. Carl was an ever willing mentor to generations of Pittsburgh attorneys. A devout Catholic, Carl rarely missed daily mass and was an active spiritual leader, both in his family and throughout Pittsburgh. He was an active parishioner at St. Bernard Church for over 50 years. Carl was a member of the American Academy of Trial Lawyers, American law Firm Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Serra Club, Chartiers Country Club and was committed to the success and outreach of the DePaul School for Hearing & Speech.
In addition to faith, family and law, Carl spent his days actively. He will be missed on the ski slopes, squash courts and golf courses. Friends were welcomed Tuesday at Laughlin Memorial Chapel, Mt. Lebanon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Bernard Church today at noon. If desired, memorials may be made to DePaul School for Hearing & Speech, 6202 Alder Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or Family Hospice, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
Submitted by family.