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Mr. Arthur S. Ecker Obituary


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“Larry and I were privileged to spend memorable time with Arthur and Sharon. His passing leaves a huge void in many hearts. He was truly a loving,...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Jacquie Beveridge - Florence, OR

“My husband Greg and I wish to extend our condolences to all the friends(so many ) and family members of dear Arthur. I had wished to travel out West...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jamie Macaluso - Mars, PA

“To My Uncle - Arthur Ecker- I just wanted to say thanks to my late Uncle for his lifetime of trying to steer me in the right direction, never hurting...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Steve Davimos - Boca Raton , FL

“So saddened to hear of Arthur's passing. Although I have not seen him for many many years, I still recall special memories of the many wonderful...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Carol Allen - Kelowna - friend


Arthur S. Ecker, accomplished attorney-at-law and devoted public servant, passed away January 22, 2013, age 85, at his Del Mar, CA home, in the arms of his beloved wife, Sharon. Born in Scarsdale, NY, he graduated from Harvard College in '49 and Harvard Law School in '52. In 1953, Arthur was appointed as the youngest Assistant US Attorney to the Southern District of NY by J. Edward Lumbard. He ventured West to California in 1957 and established his own law practice. For more than 50 years, Arthur served the NY, LA, and San Diego/Del Mar communities as a lawyer, judge, mediator, arbitrator, and advisor. Along with his love of law, he delighted in music, theater, travel, his many, many friends, and, most especially, public service. Arthur often stated that "everyone owes the duty to use his best talents to further and better the lives of others. If I were a great man, I would do this on a grand scale. Not being such, I try to do it on a small scale – mainly in terms of offering legal counsel without charge and in some philanthropic work." He worked with community non-profits like Planned Parenthood, the West Side Food Bank, and the LA Museum of Natural History as well as local civic leadership. He is loved, celebrated, and survived by his wife, Sharon Robbins, his daughter, Kristina Bauer, her husband, Zach, Kristina's mother, Bente, his sister, Carol Miller, and her husband, Wade as well as cousins, nieces, and nephews. We suggest charitable contributions be made, in Arthur's memory, to each individual's favorite cause.