Obituaries

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Chuck Eck, one of The Seattle Times’ unsung editors who watched the industry’s evolution, dies at 92

Chuck and Joan Eck in 1955, the year they married. He was then working at the Mason County Journal. Chuck worked at The Seattle Times as a desk and make-up editor from the mid-1960s to 1991. Joan worked as a desk editor either as a contractor or full-time from 1970 to 2001.

Chuck Eck, a Seattle Times copy desk editor and makeup editor who died May 1 at age 92, knew there was just something about a newsroom, and the actual physical noise in printing a newspaper, that was magical.

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