Howard T. Eckels, 68, of St. John Street, North Haven, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was the husband of Lillian R. White Eckels. Born in New Haven on October 14, 1943; son of the late Howard O. and Bernice Dwyer Eckels. Howard grew up in New Haven and Hamden; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army National Guard Military Police from 1963-1969 during the Vietnam Era; had worked for the SNET Company, was a CT State Police Trooper for 27 years, a U.S. Marshall for 10 years, owned the Howard Pool Service and Enterweb Internet Services. Howard was an amateur photograph for many local papers; member of the North Haven Historical Society and was working on a project with Yale University and the Catholic Church about the cemetery on York Street in New Haven. Father of Thomas (Andrea) Eckels of West Haven, Kimberly (Michael) Johansen of Durham and Brendan F. Eckels of North Haven. Brother of Brian (Linda) Eckels of FL, Neil Eckels of Branford and Mary-Lynne Eckels of Waterbury. Also survived by five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday, July 6TH, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.