Robert J. ‘Blackie’ Eckenrode

Feb. 9, 1949 – Feb. 6, 2018

Robert J. “Blackie” Eckenrode, 68, Cresson, died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of Edna E. (Trexler) and the late Harold T. Eckenrode. Surviving are his wife, Catherine (Farabaugh); his mother; three stepchildren: Tracy, Roy and Tricia; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and eight siblings: Ed, Dick, Don, Linda, Susan, Bill, Floyd and Martha. He was preceded in death by two brothers: James and Michael. Blackie was a U.S. Army veteran. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Kennedy-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cresson.