Mark Steven Eckert

Mark Steven Eckert, 72, of St. Simons Island, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at the home of his former wife on St. Simons Island.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born Aug. 7, 1948, in Bayonne, N.J., to the late Eugene and Florence L Eckert, he was a 1966 graduate of Marist High School in Bayonne. He was an Army veteran and served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1972. He received a BA and MS from the University of Oklahoma and an MA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Eckert was of the Catholic faith, enjoyed golfing and was an avid reader.

He was the former county administrator for Glynn County, Ga.; city manager for Cocoa Beach, Fla., and the assistant county administrator for Mesa County, Colo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Alexander Magnant.

Survivors include his stepdaughter, Chelsea Magnant of St. Simons Island; a grandson, Jaxson Magnant of Gainesville, Ga.; two brothers, Scott Eckert and wife, Laura, of Hawthorne, N.J., and Craig Eckert and wife, Karen, of New Lenox, Ill.; and his former wife, Jackie Magnant of St. Simons Island.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com, is entrusted with the arrangements.

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