Deana Marie Eckman

  • Born: July 22, 1973
  • Died: February 16, 2019
  • Location: Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell - Stigale Memorial Home and Cremation Services

3260 Concord Road
Aston, PA 19014

Tel. (610) 497-5505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Daughter, Sister

Deana Marie Eckman (nee DeRosa) passed away suddenly and tragically on Feb. 16, 2019, age 45 of Brookhaven. Deana worked as an Accounts Receivable Specialist at Alarm Funding Associates. She also worked as a manicurist at Salon Bella Amici.It was impossible to ignore the inner light that Deana Eckman possessed. It reached out to her beloved family and husband, to close friends, to her love of animals; especially her sweet Chooch. The person Deana was will always shine through every single person she touched. That is how we will never let that light go out. Deana's soul was the purest, kindest, and most generous soul. The positive energy and goodness that she put into the world led her to such a beautiful and blessed life. Deana was raised and surrounded by the loving DeRosa family: her parents, Rich and Roseann, sister, Janine, and brother Richie. She met and married the love her life, Chris Eckman. Their bond and relationship was so precious and built on love and friendship. She wore the special title of step-mom when she gained her step-daughter, Ashley Eckman, and was a fur-mom to her many pets—most recently her dog, Chooch. Deana was warmly welcomed and loved by the Eckman family, and was especially close to her late father-in-law, Tom Eckman.

The amazing thing about Deana, was that she created family in every single area of her precious life. She had a bond and closeness with her immediate and extended families, she had a special work family, and she found a family in her passions. She spent so much of her time with her work family over the years at Deonna's Nails, My Alarm Center, and most recently Alarm Funding Associates, Salon Bella Amici, and Monat. She created a family with her love of animals by volunteering her time for Rogers Rescues. She shaped a family out of her love of cars, and was cherished in her Jeep community. She was involved in raising awareness for causes close to her heart. Each year she walked in the Susan. G. Komen Breast Cancer walk and the Philadelphia Heart Walk. The way she lived her life was the same way we all feel when we look at a picture of her—filled with beauty, the biggest smile, and so much happiness. She appreciated everyone and everything in life, and she always saw the goodness in others. She was selfless, strong, and a steady source of joy. While she may have been tiny, her heart was enormous. And we will forever feel the enormous loss that is her life; we will never forget her, and we will remember to live in a way to honor her so that her light will never, ever go out.

Devoted wife of Christian "Chris". Loving daughter of Richard & Roseann DeRosa, cherished sister of Richie DeRosa and Janine (Howie) Guarini.
Relatives and friends are invited to her gathering Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9-11:45 am, at the D'ANJOLELL - STIGALE MEMORIAL HOME, 3260 Concord Road, Aston.
Celebration of her life will be held 12 noon in our Main Chapel.
Interment will be held privately.
Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations in Deana's name can be made to Providence Animal Center 555 Sandy Bank Rd. Media, Pa. 19063


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was a regular customer of Deanna's when she
and Donna had their nail salon. We had so much
fun during those appointments and talked about all sorts of things. Even though I haven't seen
her in a number of years now, I remember her
fondly and am devastated at the news of her passing. My heart goes out to her family and my prayers are with them. She was a lovely person and a beautiful soul. She will be deeply missed
by many. God Bless.

Posted by Linda Garlington - Brookhaven, PA   May 17, 2019

I am so very shocked to hear of this tragic accident. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing Deana and her family, my heart bleeds over this senseless tragedy. May God bless you all...immensely! You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Joan Luzier - Claymont, DE   March 13, 2019

Chris,we are so sorry for your loss. Our Condolences to the DeRosa and Eckman family's.

Posted by Pat & Bob Lister - Aston, PA   March 08, 2019


It was with great sadness that we learned of your tragic loss. There is nothing we can say that can alleviate your loss. You and Deana's family are in our thoughts and prayers. We offer you our deepest condolences and sympathy.

Posted by Janice and John Sands - Wallingford, PA   March 06, 2019

Our hearts and prayers go out to Chris and Deana's family. We loved having such nice neighbors at Driftwood Too and are so saddened. God bless.

Posted by Wendy and Tom Zabriskie - PA - Acquaintance   March 05, 2019

Rest easy, Deana. I am thankful that our paths crossed, if only for a short time at MAC. You were a beautiful and kind soul, always with a smile and kind word. I am sending prayers for your loved ones tasked with finding a way forward without your physical presence. You were a true gift.

Posted by Roe Rae - West Chester, PA   February 27, 2019

Chris, We are deeply sorry to here about the death of your wife, Deana. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. SHS classmates of your father. Karen Hood and Sharon Simpson (Ford)

Posted by A friend   February 27, 2019

Deana, goodbye old friend. You touched so many lives with your big heart - you will be missed greatly. So glad to have shared laughs, complained about work related issues at MAC, and times at the gym where we thought we weren't going to make it through the exercise class. Will be keeping your family in my prayers.

Posted by Elena Chapman - Broomall, PA   February 26, 2019

Omg sooo sorry for deanna's passing! Chris my husband passed in august and one thing friends and family told me remember the good times u both had! Its been hard, but the fun times will get u sonewhat thru it! I still cry everyday, take time go to shorehouse and remember the memories u both shared!!! Again soo sorry

Posted by Stephanie from pncbank King Fleming - friend   February 26, 2019

I had the pleasure of sitting right next to Dean pretty much all 4 years of homeroom at Cardinal O'Hara. She was such a sweetheart, always with that big beautiful smile and able to put others in a good mood. Her star shone brightly in this life, and she will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to her husband, parents, and other family.

Posted by Dan DeLiberty - Broomall, PA   February 25, 2019


While the earth down here is a little less bright, your spirit will light up the sky. Rest easy beautiful, you are missed beyond measure.

Posted by Tiffany Birmingham-Ross - Ridley Park, PA   February 25, 2019

Dear Chris & family,
So sorry for your loss. We know you are hurting deeply, but cherish the good times, because someday when you least expect it you will remember something silly Deana either said or did and you will smile again. Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Simchock - Wallingford, PA - friend   February 25, 2019


Words may not be able to describe the profound magic that Deana's personality had on those she encountered. We were blessed to have the opportunity to know her, and see the wonderful deeds of her life. We were blessed with her presence. She will always be, Unforgetable in Every Way

Posted by Mike B - Media, PA - Friend   February 25, 2019

Deana's smile was contagious. She always made me smile, even when i was having a bad day.

Posted by Vincent Curtis - Media, PA - Coworker   February 25, 2019


May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Bob

Posted by Robert Clancy - Media, PA - friend   February 25, 2019

Posted by Robert Clancy - Media, PA - friend   February 25, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May the precious memories you have help you cope and bring you peace. 1 Thess. 4:14 can bring you some comfort knowing that there is a future for the loved ones we have lost in death. May the God of peace be with you and your family. JW

Posted by A friend   February 25, 2019

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the DeRosa and Eckman family's in the tragic lost of Deana . We are deeply sorry for the loss of such a beautiful lady on the inside and outside. You are all in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time . Saying sorry is not enough to relieve your pain. Deana left you with a handprint on your hearts that will stay with you forever. Joi de virve is something only few people her age get to really enjoy.So Deana's blessing to all her family is the fun and memories she left for all to enjoy. Deana will be missed by all the hearts she touched here on earth God Bless you all .

Posted by Phyllis Burry Lesky - Newtown Sq, PA - Family Friend   February 24, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss.
Joe & Gail Pensabene

Posted by Gail Pensabene - Glenside, PA - Family Friend   February 24, 2019

Chris, our hearts go out to you and your family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Sincerely, Bob and Deb Battaglia, Wallingford.

Posted by Bob and Deb Battaglia - Wallingford, PA - Friend   February 24, 2019

Truly sorry for such a huge loss. Deana Obituary so beautiful. She truly left everyone with a wonderful memory. Her smile was sincere. Her heart was huge. May God comfort your hearts

Posted by Joy Coyle - Aston, PA - Friend   February 23, 2019


Posted by Chrissy & Butch Butakis - Morton, PA   February 23, 2019


Posted by Juanita Thiel - West Chester, PA   February 23, 2019

Chris and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Steve & Mary Smith - Brookhaven, PA - Friend   February 23, 2019

What a joy Deana was to have as a neighbor on Dutton Mill Rd.
Her spark and easygoing personality made her endearing to all she met.
May all the happy memories help to comfort you through this truly
heartbreaking time. She was just the best.

Posted by Johanna De Angelo - Aston Florist   February 23, 2019


Such a terrible loss. Praying for you guys.

Posted by Christine Bell - Rock Hill, SC   February 22, 2019


There are no words to express my sorrow. Deana was my coworker at David Joseph's Salon and Salon Bella Amici. She was the sweetest person with a big heart, taken way too soon. I will continue to pray for her and your family.

Posted by Teresa O'Neill - Upper Chichester, PA   February 22, 2019


Chris, we were so sorry to hear the tragic news, and we are keeping you in our prayers & thoughts during this difficult time. Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Yolanda Mazziol and family

Posted by Yolanda Mazziol - Springfield, PA - Friend   February 22, 2019


With My Deepest Sympathy and Love to you and your family!!!
Angela (Angel) Pesce Pantalone Ruggiero

Posted by Angela Ruggiero - Estero, FL   February 22, 2019


Posted by Theresa Watts - Winter Haven, FL   February 22, 2019

Rest in peace Deana... You will forever have a place in all of our hearts. I am praying for your husband and all of your family through this tragic time.

Posted by Cesar Quant-Colon - Downingtwon, PA   February 22, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Deana. She was such a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris, the DeRosa and Eckman Families and to her dog, Chooch.

John, Karen, Katie and Peter Cardwell

Posted by Karen Cardwell - Brookhaven, PA   February 22, 2019

I would like to send my condolences to richie and the derosa family I'm so sorry for your loss

Posted by Bob Meehan - Aston, PA   February 22, 2019

Roseann & Rich, we cannot imagine your grief,and pray that your beautiful memories and the love and support of your family & friends will comfort you, Deana's husband and her siblings during this sad time. We recall meeting you and your lovely daughter several years ago on the boardwalk in OCNJ at one of the annual corvette shows may she rest in peace.
Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family...
Wyatt, Cathy, Jessica & Jack Jefferson

Posted by Wyatt & Cathy Jefferson - Ambler, PA   February 22, 2019

Sincerest Sympathy to Chris and the Derosa family from all of us here at Orlandini Tile Supplies.

Posted by A friend   February 22, 2019

so sorry, prayers for you and your family

Posted by A friend   February 22, 2019

Chris and all that Love Deana, my prayers are with you, Deana will be with you Forever in your Hearts. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tammie Grant - Wallingford, PA - Family Friend   February 21, 2019

May the love from family and friends help your family through this difficult time
The Gualtieri Family

Posted by A friend   February 21, 2019

Deana was dear...her loss breaks my heart. We both worked at MAC. She always asked after my health and talked to me about her Mother. Peace and love to the entire family.

Posted by Bev Jacoby - Upper Moreland, PA - Coworker   February 21, 2019


Our hearts go out to Chris and the rest of the family. May God help guide you through this difficult time. Sending prayers and love

Posted by Steve & Phyllis Gavaghan - Secane, PA - Friend   February 21, 2019

So sorry for your loss Chris, May God give you strength at this time. Donna and Bill Gross , Glen Mills pa

Posted by A friend   February 21, 2019

To Chris and Family,
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Deana. She was a light and beacon in an often darkened world. May her blessings and memories of time spent here ease your suffering. With love always.

The Edelbergs

Posted by Andrew Edelberg - Media, PA   February 21, 2019

Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever. Author Unknown
Please know a trememdous amount of comfort, support and love are with you. I send my love to you and prayers lifting you all in your time of grief. I am thinking and praying for you!

Posted by RICHARD DENZA - Cocoa, FL - Family Friend   February 21, 2019


Prayers for you and your family. JJ

Posted by Jj Jackalous - Prospect park, PA - Coworker   February 21, 2019


During the 24 years I have known Deana there is not one time I can remember her without a smile on her face. She had this special way of making me laugh. May Deana's light always shine brightly in all of those who knew her. May God bless Chris, the DeRosa family, the Eckman family, the Guarini family and our sweet d-i-l Janine.

Posted by Anita Guarini - Estero, FL - Family   February 21, 2019

So very sorry for your loss,you are all In my prayers.

Posted by Theresa Iacono Babicki - Brookhaven, PA   February 21, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I did not know Deana. But I was Richies bus driver who I often see at Dunkin Donuts in Aston. I hope all of the prayers your family will receive can at least help in some small way.

Posted by A friend   February 21, 2019

Will continue to pray for Chris and all family members. So sorry for this tragedy & heartbreak.
Sincerest Sympathies from my family.

Kathi & Andy Caldwell. Taylor & Kyle Longacre

Posted by A friend   February 21, 2019

Deana had done my manicures for years, and we had become friends during that time. Such a sweet lady! We shared a love of dogs and had many a laugh about their funny antics. I find it hard to believe she is gone. God bless!
Kathleen Johnson

Posted by Kathleen Johnson - West chester, PA   February 21, 2019

Deana had done my manicures for years, and we had become friends during that time. Such a sweet lady! We shared a love of dogs and had many a laugh about their funny antics. I find it hard to believe she is gone. God bless!
Kathleen Johnson

Posted by Kathleen Johnson - West chester, PA   February 21, 2019


Deana was truly a light in life and I am so bless to have known her. God Bless you all.

Posted by Amber Larkin - PA - Coworker   February 21, 2019


" You were a light that touched everyone you encountered. My heart goes out to your entire family. I will continue to keep of all of you in my prayers. You were taken so soon!

Posted by Maureen Alvarez - Aston, PA - Friend   February 21, 2019

" Chris, there are no words to express how heartbroken I am for you, your family and the Derosa's. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by sandy farrell - Lewes, DE - Family Friend   February 21, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Eckman Family for the loss of your loved one, Deana, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by JKH/JW    February 21, 2019

Janine, DeRosa and Eckman Families,

Deepest sympathies to all of you. Rest In Peace Deana.

Posted by Karen Ferguson-Maltese - Bridgewater, NJ   February 21, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of Deana. She was truly a wonderful person and brought light wherever she went. When we worked together at MAC, she would always stop by my desk and just want to chat. I loved our talks and I am so, so glad that I got to know her.

Posted by Melissa Dill - Woodlyn, PA - Friend   February 21, 2019

You will always be my prayers

Posted by Ed Kingsland - Pocono lake, PA - Friend   February 21, 2019

Rest in peace Deana.

Posted by Andrew Sanchez - OLYMPIA, WA   February 21, 2019

For Chris and DeRosa Family...Our sincerest condolences to all of you for this unbelievable tragedy. Deana was so sweet and will be missed by so many. David and Diane Lauro

Posted by Diane Lauro - North Port, FL   February 21, 2019

RIP Deana you were taken way too young & were a Beautiful soul

Posted by Harry C Millard - Chichester, PA - Acquaintance   February 21, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Deana was a valued volunteer with Rogers Rescues and will be greatly missed.

Posted by sheri rapp    February 20, 2019


Sending heartfelt love and condolences for Chris & Deana's families and friends. We are TRUELY saddened with Deana's loss. Let your friends and family give you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers for ALL of you❤

Posted by Michael & Angel Gallo - Wallingford   February 20, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I only met Deana and Chris once down in OCMD as my aunt Kathy is her cousin. She was a loving person. Sending prayers to your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Kimberly Swift - Levittown, PA - Family Friend   February 20, 2019

There are no adequate words to express my sympathy and heartbreak for the loss of Deana. My sincere sympathy to the families of both Deana and Chris. The Boccella family, Aston, PA

Posted by Patricia Boccella - Aston, PA - Family Friend   February 20, 2019

My deepest sympathy. Keeping all of you in my prayers.
Liz Faust, widow of Howard and friend of Elaine

Posted by Liz Faust - Exton, PA   February 20, 2019

So sorry for your loss,Lora and I We didn't, know Deana very well but we do remember how very kind and friendly she was. Such a loss. Prayers for the family

Posted by Joe &Lora Finlaw - Marmora, NJ - Neighbor   February 20, 2019

My prayers and condolences go out to all family and friends at this difficult time. I have known Deana for 6 years while working with her. She always had a big smile and was always a great conversationalist. From her explaining how her lift kit didn't fit on her Jeep to her thinking my son was a girl, lol. We always would laugh about that. You shining light was cut short way too soon. You will be missed ❤

Posted by Alan Blackless - Media, PA - Friend   February 20, 2019

Chris and Derosa's: I loved Deana so much. She was a sweet big hearted person whom I loved talking too. I loved talking to her about our dogs, Richie and of course Chris. She loved her family and she was devoted. She would do anything for anyone without hesitation. I called her Little Bit because she was so tiny. She always just laughed. We had a lot In common and she was easy to talk too and always told me to call her if I ever wanted to talk. God has her now and has big plans for her. She is never far from you. Her Soul is always with you. Memories you have will last s lifetime. Chris: stay strong. You have family and friends to guide you and be there for you. We are all here for you! Love you Little Bit!

Posted by Sharon Carter - Brookhaven, PA - Friend   February 20, 2019

I love you all. Miss you all and my deepest sympathies. Love Jamie Kami and Eddie.

Posted by Jamie Jones - Chadds ford, PA - Family   February 20, 2019

Sending our deepest condolences and prayers

Posted by Carole The Deering Family - Wallingford, PA - Family Friend   February 20, 2019

Chris, there are no words. Angela and I will pray for you and Deana's entire family. Please accept our deepest condolences. She will surely be missed walking around at Bayberry ❤

Posted by Theresa DeCero - Phila, PA - Friend   February 20, 2019

Scott and Diane Corbett, Rose Valley, Pa.
Deana, There are no words to cover this. We will miss you!

Posted by Scott Corbett - Wallingford, PA - Friend   February 20, 2019


Deana....Your friendship was such a very special gift. You gave it generously, I accepted it ecstatically, and I truly/deeply appreciated you each and every day! You were such an amazing, sweet, and kind woman with a HUGE heart! You had such an infectious smile and giggle that I will always see and hear. I was truly blessed to have you in my life. Rest in peace my lil sis. I love you!

Posted by Debbie Smith - Aston, PA - Friend   February 20, 2019

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