Claire "Bert" B. Ekis

December 12, 1918February 24, 2013

Claire "Bert" Ekis December 12, 1918 - February 24, 2013

Bert Ekis, 94, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Grove City, PA, died on February 24, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home in Sarasota, Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home with interment following at 2:30 pm at Sarasota National Cemetery with military honors.

Bert is survived by his wife of 72 years, Helen; 5 children, Caroline (John) Denby, Mary Lou (A.J.) Morris, Joyce (John) Mayner, Velma (Ace) Holland and Butch Ekis; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and great-great grandchiuldren.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

Claire "Bert" B. Ekis

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February 27, 2013

Butch & Denyelle,

We are very sorry that you and your family is going through this very difficult time. However, we rejoice in your dad's/grandfather's homegoing. Come home safely.

Love Pastor Steve

Ron and Dixie Hudson

February 27, 2013

The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Bert was a special husband to Helen, father, and friend to all he met.

Lecrecia Wilson

February 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.