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Steven C. 'Bo' Eckard, McDaniel College music instructor, dies

Steven C. 'Bo' Eckard, McDaniel College music instructor, dies

Steven C. "Bo" Eckard, a member of the music faculty at McDaniel College, senior music lecturer and founder of the Electric Bass Ensemble and the World Music Connection, died Aug. 24 of undetermined causes at his Westminster home. He was 58.

"We are waiting for the results of an autopsy as to the cause of death," said his wife of 25 years, the former Leslie Payne.

The son of John R. Eckard, who was Westminster city manager, and Doris A. Eckard, a homemaker, Steven Charles Eckard was born in Baltimore and raised in Westminster.

After graduating from Westminster High School in 1977, he obtained a bachelor's degree in history in 1981 from what is now...

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