Mary Jane Ecker (Janie), 90, of Thurmont, Maryland passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Janie was born in Thurmont on November 13, 1931, to the late Hubert and Laura (Kipe) Humerick.
Janie was the wife of the late Albert B. Ecker, whom she married on December 22, 1949. She is survived by a son Gregory M. Ecker (Peggy) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and daughter Deborah D. Ecker of Thurmont, Maryland. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Tia Cole (David), Chrissy Delk (Craig), Steven Ecker II (Aaren), Louis Ecker, Gene Bollinger III (Colleen), Matthew Bollinger, George Bollinger (Monica), and Dana Bowman (Matt). Twelve great grandchildren: Kendall & Cohen Delk, Aleck & Athen Ecker, Angel (Nick) & Jacob Bollinger, Emma (Moises) & Steven Bollinger, Madison & Peyton Bollinger, and JD & Elijah Bowman, along with three step great grandchildren: Brendon (Chelsea), Lachlan, and Emma Ford. She is also survived by sister-in-law Audrie Coe as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven B. Ecker, a great grandchild and ten siblings.
Janie was lovingly known by her family as Mom, Mam-Maw, Mom Mom, Mam, and Aunt Janie. In her younger years, she enjoyed spending time at the beach, shopping, cross stitching, painting by numbers, and collecting owls and snowmen.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E main St, Thurmont at 10am with a celebration of life service at 11am. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont with Pastor Faith Warner officiating.
Mary’s care has been entrusted to Black’s Funeral Home of Thurmont, online condolences at blacksfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick MD 21701, or St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.