Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Floyd J. "Red" Echeman, 79, of Versailles, died at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at the Versailles Health Care Center.
He was born July 12, 1928, in Russia, to Henry and Estella Mangen Echeman.
Surviving are a companion, Libby Wood, Lima; two sons, John (Sharon), Versailles, and Mark P. (Sherry), Greenville; two daughters, Angela (Dennis) Pittsenbarger, Greenville, and Barbara (Curtis) Brandewie, Versailles; two sisters, Rita (Wilfrid) Holscher and Mary Lou Echeman, all of Minster; seven grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, George and Bernard "Barney."
He formerly worked for Omar Bread and at Tate Manufacturing, Copeland Corp., Sidney, and Poeppelman Gravel Pit, Bradford. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, both of Versailles, American Legion, Osgood, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ansonia.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial is at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, with military rites conducted by the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard.
Contributions can be made to the Versailles Health Care Center.
Condolences can be made at www.zecharbailey.com.