Bryan Thomas Eukers, 69, of Columbia, SC and formerly of Windsor and Granby, beloved husband for 47 years of Carol (Haines) Eukers, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Hartford on October 18, 1947, son of the late Roger and Patricia (O'Neill) Eukers, he was raised in Windsor and was a graduate of Windsor High School, Class of 1965. After high school, Bryan enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge in 1971 as a Staff Sergeant. After his time in the service, Bryan returned to Connecticut and graduated from Central Connecticut State University. In 1973, he started his career at Combustion Engineering in Windsor as a project manager. Bryan worked for CE/ABB for over 25 years traveling throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia as an international project manager. In 2005, he and his wife moved to Columbia, SC where he took a position with the Howden Fan Group and later Clarage/Twin City Fan before his retirement in 2013. An active member of the community, Bryan volunteered for Junior Achievement and umpired for the Granby Little League while his son was growing up, and more recently, served on his community's ACC board. Proud of his military service, Bryan was a member of Shannon-Shattuck Post #182, American Legion in Granby. He loved spending time with his family. Most recently he had worked with his son on a new addition to his home and helped move his daughter and her family into a new home in Pennsylvania. His two grandchildren were the light of his life and they adored and affectionately referred to him as "Papa". Besides his loving wife, he leaves a son, Bryan Eukers, Jr. of Windsor; a daughter, Elizabeth Rubush and her husband Scott and their children Paul (2 ½) and Norah (18 months) of Downington, PA; two brothers, Mark Eukers and his wife Barbara of Windsor Locks, Stephen Eukers and his wife Barbara of Windsor; two very special brothers-in-law who were truly his brothers, Michael Haines and his wife Lee of West Suffield and Geoffrey Haines and Lisa Odelius of South Windsor; a sister-in-law, Carol Haines Patria and her husband Bob of Florida; his many special nieces and nephews who will miss his humor and love of family, Matthew Haines, Lauren Haines, Geoffrey (Emily) Haines Jr , Andrew Haines, G. Douglas (Cristin) Haines, Amy (Michael) Jones, Jennifer (Scott) Burnham, Brendan (Alexis) Eukers, Bridget Eukers; his many special O'Neill cousins whom he shared childhood West Beach and Rowe Avenue memories with; a Wood Lake Community in South Carolina of very dear and special friends and his many Howden friends in South Carolina that became like family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Catherine O'Neill Eukers, brother in law George "Butch" Haines, and more recently, his very special mother in law, Nancy Haines of Windsor, CT. His family will receive friends on Monday, January 16, 4-7 p.m., at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home. Burial in Riverside Cemetery with military honors will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Shannon-Shattuck Post #182, American Legion, P.O. Box 182, Granby, CT 06035. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com .
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