James J. Grecco, 85, of Spring Hill, Fla., died May 11. His wife is the former Frances Crisalli. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 19.
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Born in Carbondale, son of the late Joseph and Carmella Amato Grecco, James was a Fellow in the Loyal Order of the Moose, a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a charter member of the BPO Elks of Woodbridge, N.J.
He graduated from Carbondale's Benjamin Franklin High School and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale for many years.
James and his wife enjoyed spending time back home with family and friends and his family always looked forward to their visits.
Surviving are two sisters, Frances Grecco, Carbondale; and Mary Puchnick and husband, John, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Carmelita Kutch, Stella Grecco, Margaret Grecco, Josephine Gigliotti and Ida Fortunato; a brother, Ralph Grecco; and four younger siblings.
Viewing and funeral services were held in Florida.
Published in Scranton Times on May 29, 2014