Derek P. Eckman, 23, of Tarentum, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born September 25, 1996 to Paul and Terri Dent Eckman, of Tarentum. Derek was a 2015 graduate of Highlands High School and was also a graduate of the Rosedale Technical College. He worked as a maintenance apprentice for American Industrial Felt, Inc., in New Kensington. Derek was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fishing, his car, riding and racing motorcycles and doing building projects at home. Derek is survived by his parents, Paul and Terri Dent Eckman; his maternal grandmother, Judy Lewin Dent, of Natrona Heights; and by his fiance, Corrine Truckley. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Darwin W. Dent Jr.; and by his aunt, Susan L. Dent.
Services and burial for Derek were private. Arrangements were under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Derek may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 105 Braunlich Drive #200, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237. To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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