Ann M. Eckler

November 08, 1952 - April 05, 2019

Ann's Obituary

Milford – Ann M. Eckler, 66, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.

She was born November 8, 1952 in Oneonta, the daughter of Joseph Gerald and Betty Elizabeth (Banner) Monser.

Ann graduated from Oneonta High School, Class of 1970. She married Donald L. Eckler on November 15, 1970 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oneonta.

Ann was a waitress at her family’s restaurant the Oasis and also for many years at the Homestead in Colliersville. She retired from the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department where she was a Corrections Officer.

Ann was a member of the Milford Emergency Squad and the Oneonta Softball League. She was an avid horseback rider.  Ann lived her life to fullest, and will be dearly missed by her horseback riding family and her Homestead family, as well as many others.

She is survived by her husband, Don Eckler; her daughters, Casey Eckler (Andy Jones) and Carey Eckler-Sutphin; granddaughter, Alexis Sutphin “Her Little Lulu” and her father, Billy Sutphin; the son she never had, Mike Kiser (Tiffany Crandall); her sister, Deborah Whitehead (Mike Fitch); a special uncle, George and Sue Monser; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and her little dog, Raisin and all her beloved four-legged animals.

She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Peggy Monser and numerous aunts and uncles.

In lieu of calling hours, Ann’s wish was for you to instead do something special with your loved ones in her honor.

Friends are invited to join Ann’s family in celebrating her life at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Milford Fire Department, 64 So. Main St., Milford. Comfortable and casual attire is appropriate.

Please consider donations in loving memory of Ann, to the Milford Fire Department, PO Box 359, Milford, NY 13807 or the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Online condolences may be sent to,

Arrangements are with Oneonta’s only family-owned funeral home, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono at 51 Dietz Street.

Celebration of Life

Milford Fire Department
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