Obituary: Christopher Edward Eckl, 82, of Reston, Dies

Obituary: Christopher Edward Eckl, 82, of Reston, Dies


Christopher Edward Eckl, 82, Reston

Christopher Edward Eckl, 82, Reston resident since 1977 died unexpectedly while on vacation on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He was a native of Florence, Alabama. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Eckl of Providence, Rhode Island; four sons: Stephen, Christopher, John and Mark and daughter Kristin Eckl Rodriguez; and his brother William Wray Eckl of Atlanta, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and 11 grandchildren. Chris was a graduate of University of Notre Dame and also attended Georgia State University. He worked as a journalist in Alabama and Georgia before becoming Information Specialist for TVA in Knoxville, Tennessee. and continued with TVA in Washington, D.C. After retiring from TVA he worked as a consultant for energy issues at American Public Power Association and Schiff Hardin LLP.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Thomas a Beckett Catholic Church in Reston on Thursday, June 16 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon reception to follow. Visiting hours at Adams-Greene Funeral Home in Herndon, on Wednesday, June 15, 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama or Living Wages Program in Washington, D.C.