Cheshire - Harold “Hal” H. Ecke, 84, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022, at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of Barbara (Previti) Ecke.
Hal was born April 18, 1937, in Torrington, the son of the late Harold and Mae (Duffy) Ecke. He was raised in Torrington and graduated from Torrington High School in 1956. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy immediately thereafter. Hal took great pride in sailing on USS Ranger (CVA 61) on her maiden voyage. He was a longtime Cheshire resident, moving to town in 1976. He enjoyed golfing with his friends, vacationing with his family in Vermont and Rhode Island, and good food and drink.
He founded an industry-leading bulk weighing company, CompuWeigh Corporation, and traveled the world as its president. He always loved to share stories of great times with his friends and their adventures on the road.
He was a proud supporter of his children and grandchildren in their athletic games and artistic performances. He always greeted each of them with a proud smile or with a classic Grandad joke. His contagious laugh and love for his family will be deeply missed.
Besides his wife of 60 years, Hal is survived by his children Michael Ecke (Deb Bryan), Mark Ecke (Kathy), Michelle DelGrego (Scott); his sister Jane Ecke; his brother Richard Ecke; his grandchildren Michael John, Caroline, Jacob, Tucker, and Travis Ecke, Hannah, and Hunter Noelle DelGrego. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Joann Nichols and her husband Nick.
Arrangements: Visitation for Mr. Ecke will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 5 to 7 pm at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St. On Thursday, his funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 am and proceed to St. Thomas Becket Church – St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, 435 N. Brooksvale Rd. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Burial will follow at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 (heart.org). For online condolences, to share a photo or a story, please visit www.fordfh.com.