Dorothy M. Eckstein

May 26, 1931 ‒ April 09, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Dorothy M. Eckstein, 83, of Galion died Thursday morning, April 9, 2015 at home after failing health.

Dorothy was born May 26, 1931 in Cuyahoga County to Charles and Garland (Rothschild) Eckstein. After her graduation from New Washington High School in 1949 she married Emerson Eckstein three months later on September 17, 1949.

A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Dorothy was a homemaker and drove school bus for 11 years for New Washington and Galion Public Schools. She served as Worthy Matron of the Attica Order of the Eastern Star. More recently she belonged to Naomi Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Galion and was currently a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Upper Sandusky. She was also a member of the Women’s Society of the New Washington United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband of 65 years she is survived by her son Allen B. (R. Diane) Eckstein of Sandy, Utah, daughter Gail L. Eckstein of Shelby; grandchildren Michelle (John) Meehan of Pacific Palisades, Calif. and Kevin (Nilufer) Eckstein of East Lansing, Mich. and a great-grandaughter, Emerson Meehan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Ellen Wagmon.

At Dorothy’s request no services or visitation will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 S. Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dorothy Eckstein and condolences may be made to them at

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was an amazing woman and always made sure when we came to visit., that we had a good time. I am Eric A Michener’s wife and to Gail and Emerson I wish to say ” I love you and she will truly be missed”.
    My Heart goes out to you and your families. God Bless and “I love you”.
    Mrs. Mary A Michener

  • Dear Family,

    You were blessed with an amazing mother and wife. I enjoyed so many happy times with Dorothy in Crimson Cardinals and our trip to Australia and good times traveling together.

    We will miss her so much but like you we will remember the fun times we had
    together and Bob will miss telling her jokes.

    Love and Prayers,

    The Riddlebaugh’s

  • Emerson and family,

    Tom and I are sending sincere thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this sad time.

  • We extend our sorrow and sympathy to Emerson and the family. Our friendship started when we became members of the Order of the Eastern Star in 2004, and we will treasure the fond memories that came from that association.

    To Emerson and the family: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding; in all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6

    We know we will be reunited one day in glory. Amen

    Alvin and Linda

  • To Dorothy’s family,
    My sincere sympathy to all of you with Dorothy’s passing. While I only knew Dorothy a few years from Red Hat, I appreciated each time that she attended. Her wit, independent spirit, and beautiful smile made each meeting a special time.
    May your special memories comfort you.
    Bless Dorothy for the light she brought to others.
    Karen Kent
    Galion, OH

  • To Dorothy’s family:
    I extend on behalf of St. Paul United Methodist Church a word of grace at this time of your loss. I know that you will miss Dorothy’s wit and smile. May God bless you with the assurance that she is now free from the sufferings of this world, and in the place prepared for her by our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Though my contact with her was minimal, and only during her time of suffering, she made the best of our visits in our conversation and her recollections of times past.

    Be blessed.
    Pastor Ash Welch
    Galion, OH

  • I did not no her well, but I am so sorry for your loss! I am in her Redhat club. May God bless you and your family. you will see her again. May God hold her in his arms till then.

  • I did not know your Mom, but she must have been a great lady. She raised two great kids.

    Out sympathy, Dave & Elaine Kimmel

  • Dear family. ..I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Dorothy will be missed by family and friends, but she will not be forgotten by our heavenly father Jehovah. We often wonder can the dead really live again. Jesus ‘ words found at ( John 5 : 28, 29 ) says that there is going to be a resurrection. This means that Dorothy will be given a fresh new start with the prospect of living forever. ( Psalms 37 : 29 ) I hope this will bring you comfort knowing that you have an opportunity to see her again to share more wonderful times together.

  • Dorothy was a friend to all of us who worked with her in the Galion League of Women Voters. She was informed on issues, always willing to serve and present at our recent luncheons at Pizza Hut after we disbanded the League in Galion. Love to her and the entire family. Marge Carnahan

  • My deepest condolences to Emerson and the entire family. Dorothy was a dear friend, someone with a heart of gold, and the nicest person you’d ever want in your life. She will be greatly missed.

  • To Emerson, Allen, Gail and Family,

    I know I haven’t seen you all in years, but I will always remember the fun times and happy moments we shared as Gail and I grew up in your home. Dorothy was like a mother to me and I am so sad to hear of her passing. You all were blessed to have shared so many years together.

    All my love,

    Bambi Couch Page

  • Emerson,
    We are so sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We remember you both fondly as our onetime neighbors. Our deepest sympathies to you and all your family.

  • Emerson, I want to extend my condolences to you and your family. Pete and I really enjoyed working with Dorothy on our class reunions and the fun we had over the years. She will be greatly missed.


    Jan Burger
    Findlay, OH