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Friday, August 8, 2014

Arthur M. Ekas, 60, of 992 Summit Road, Bradford, PA

Arthur M. Ekas, 60, a devoted husband, father, and friend to many, of 992 Summit Road, Bradford, PA, passed away suddenly, Thursday, August 7, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie.

Born April 16, 1954, in Olean, he was a son of the late Donald and Aleen (Blackmeer) Ekas.

On May 8, 1998 in Bradford he married Jan E. (Wells) Ekas who survives.

Mr. Ekas was a 1972 graduate of Bradford High School. After high school he worked with his father on the family oil rigs. He later worked at McCourt Label, KOA Speers, Dresser Rand and 25 years at Bradford Forest Products.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and watching the Pittsburgh Steeler's. His most favorite times were spent with his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by 2 children, a daughter, Nykki (Taylor) Zurat of Inverness, FL, and a son, Derrick Ekas, of Bradford, four sisters, Linda (Jim) LeClair, of Covington, GA, Donna Stuart, of Port St. Joe, FL, Barb (Scott) Boise, of Mt. Holly Springs, and Susie Goodrich, of Port St. Joe, FL, one brother, Pat Ekas, of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one step son, Justin Hester.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 3 to 5pm & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to CARE for Children PO Box 616 Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

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