Carl Edward Eck, 61, of Hemet, died of lung cancer Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at Hemet Valley Medical Center.

He was born May 5, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo. He lived in Michigan until five years ago when he moved to the Hemet-Idyllwild area.

Mr. Eck was an information technology technician, working for many individuals and businesses in Idyllwild.

A memorial tribute is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Café Aroma. Mr. Eck’s sister and sons invite his friends to have a cup of coffee on Carl.

He is survived by two sons, Carl “C.J.” Eck Jr. and Brandon Eck; his mother, Audrey Hagar, of Florida; and two sisters, Sheryl Hagar and Christine DeLand, both of Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to help the boys, who are developmentally challenged. Their aunt, Christine DeLand, is going to look after them and needs assistance with their moving expenses. She greatly appreciates anyone’s help. Café Aroma has a jar to accept financial donations.

Moving boxes would also be helpful. They may be dropped off at the carport behind the Idyllwild Secretarial Service building off of Oakwood Street.