Taylor R. Eckstein, Sr., age 88, of Tonawanda, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Born October 28, 1929 in Tonawanda, he was the son of the late Walter and Carrie (nee Hyland) Eckstein. A lifelong resident of Tonawanda, he was a graduate of Tonwanda Senior High School and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Taylor was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church . He was a truck driver for Noco Energy and later drove a bus for handicapped children. He was an avid sports enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Cecilia (nee Watson) Eckstein from Glasgow, Scotland; his children, Cindy (late Albert) Stahlman, Celia Eckstein, Taylor (Sue) Eckstein; and grandchildren, Albert Stahlman, Jr., Carrie Stahlman, Taylor A. Eckstein, and Allison Eckstein; and great-grandson, Robert Babikian.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Friday, April 6, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Scott & William Streets, Tonawanda. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson's Institute, 675 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, are preferred by the family.