Herbert A. Ecker, Jr., MD DMD | News, Sports, Jobs

Herbert A. Ecker, Jr., MD DMD, was born December 19, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Dr Herbert A. Ecker, Sr. and Lucille T. Ecker. He is survived by his wife Denise B. Ecker, five children; Ashley M. Ecker, Christopher M. Ecker (Emily) and Sean K. Ecker, three brothers, sister and grandchildren; Paisley and Eleanor.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College, Allentown in 1970. He attended Jefferson Medical College from 1970 to 1976, then University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry from 1972 to 1974. His residency in general surgery was performed at the Poly Clinic Medical Center in Harrisburg 1976. to 1980. A plastic surgery residency followed at Hershey Medical Center from 1980 to 1982. He won first prize in the American College of Surgeons (Central Pa. Chapter) in 1981 and second prize in 1982. He obtained board certification in plastic surgery in 1984. Herb joined his father’s Plastic and Reconstructive practice on West Fourth Street in 1982.

He continued his father’s Williamsport Cleft Palate Clinic, then started the Williamsport Hand Center. In 2007, he designed, built and moved his practice to Washington Blvd., having the city’s first independent surgical center. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Hand Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Ivy Society, the American Cleft Palate Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. , American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Lycoming County Medical Society.

Herb has dedicated nearly 50 years to our community with his medical expertise, time, energy and compassion. Many benefited from his brilliant mind, medical skills, and healing hands from medical issues, injuries and more.

Herb had a natural gift for healing and always loved, appreciated and willing to share his medical knowledge with anyone with a need or question with great pleasure. He never stopped learning and to his family and friends his word was gospel. Herb was a true reader and was our family and friends’ travel expert.

We honor and respect the husband, father, grandfather and the friend he was.

Her cheerful face, cheerful smile, and laughter would put a smile on anyone’s face. He will be sadly missed by all and especially by his close family and friends. The world is better because it was here.

Rest well my dear husband. I love you and I miss you beyond words.

Services will take place at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being made by Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport. Send your condolences to www.jamesmaneval.com

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