Arthur “Art” William Eckroth, age 72 of Gainesville, Fl. Formally of St. Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, August 12th, 2021. Mr. Eckroth was born November 18th, 1948 in Phillipsburg N.J. to Earnest Edgar Eckroth and Gloria Buckley.
Art graduated from Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, Fl., taught guitar to countless people, and started several bands. He owned a TV and stereo repair shop, was purchasing agent for a boat factory, and manager of Mountain Wholesale Electronics. He had 45 years experience in construction as a carpenter and got his General Contractors License in 1997, and was owner of a A&M Restoration Corp.
He was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Karen “Kas” vonMering, and is survived by his sister Doris “Dorinda” Bogardus and many nieces and nephews and best friend Walter “Dusty” Rhodes.
His ashes will be interned in St. Petersburg, Fl., by family in March.
If each mourner around the country could individually or safely in small groups CELEBRATE ART’S LIFE wherever you are for 20 minutes, Sunday August 22, 2021 at 2 PM EST, this would become a united effort of remembrance, with joy, laughter, prayer or meditation.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Habitat for Humanity, 2630 NW. 41st St. C-3, Gainesville, Fl. 32606
Thank you for your help during the grieving process. Milam Funeral Home Cremation Service 311 S. Main St., Gainesville, FL. 32601 (352)376–5361.