Rev. Dr. James Milliron Eckels, S.T.M., D.Min.; wife Jo Ann Isberg Eckels, 1971
August 20, 2012
Andover Newton announces with sadness the deaths of Rev. Dr. James Milliron Eckels (S.T.M. ‘68, D.Min. ‘71) and his beloved wife Jo Ann Isberg Eckels in an automobile accident Aug. 20. The family invites the Andover Newton Community to join them for the wake and/or funeral.
FRIDAY, Aug. 24th (probably going to be 4-8 p.m.) Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home
390 North Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
SATURDAY, Aug. 25th - 10:00 a.m.
West Parish Church
129 Reservation Road
Andover, MA 01810
And there will be a gathering after the service at the parents’ house:
95 Ballardvale Road
James Eckels was an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church USA and an analytical psychologist. A World War II and Korean War veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, his academic career included study at the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. His full obituary may be read at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=james-milliron-eckels&pid=159356578.
Jo Ann Eckels was a registered nurse, certified midwife, and nursing educator who worked for 25 years at the Lawrence Family Health Center, where her duties included overseeing family support services and efforts to improve maternal-child health. Her full obituary may be read at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=jo-ann-eckels-isberg&pid=159356580.
Survivors include the couple’s three children: Marcella R. Eckels and her husband John P. O’Connell of Brooklyn, N.Y., John C. Eckels of Burlington, Vt., and James J. Eckels of Los Angeles, Calif.; twin granddaughters, Helen and Maeve O’Connell, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; as well as siblings and cousins.
The family has suggested that donations in James and Jo Ann’s memory may be made to the National Audubon Society or the Lazarus House Ministries, Inc.