It is with great sadness that the Federation acknowledges the passing of GFLI and German Genealogy Group (GGG) board member, Don Eckerle.
Don was one of the founding members of the GGG in 1996. He was President of the GGG for one year and Vice President of the group until 2021. He spearheaded the database projects for the GGG and was the club’s database administrator.
Don, along with John Martino of the Italian Genealogical Group and Bob Boeckle of the GGG, received the National Genealogical Society Award of Merit in 2014.
Funeral arrangements are:
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 – 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM
Clayton Funeral Home
25 Meadow Rd
Kings Park, NY
Here is an interview of Don done in December 2022 by the Italian Genealogical Group as part of their Oral History Project.