Arnold E. "Archie" Secco (1930 - 2015)

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Arnold E. "Archie" Secco, 84, 19343 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Weedville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 18, 1930, in Kersey, he was a son of the late Amilcare and Ida Canton Secco.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey Schools.
He was a veteran of the Air Force having served in the Korean War.
After serving in the military, he graduated from the Williamsport School of Trade with a certificate in carpentry. He had worked as a Union carpenter, was self-employed in construction, and retired from the Jay Twp. Water Authority.
Archie was a member of the St. Joseph's Church and the DuBois American Legion. He enjoyed remodeling, gardening, and running his backhoe. As a hobby, he built his own home from the floor up. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On July 21, 1955, in the St. Joseph's Church in Force, he married Rose Marie Zambanini. She survives. This year would have marked their 60th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by two daughters, Maryanne Swisher and her husband, R. Mark, of DuBois, and Roxanne Campbell and her husband, George, of Luthersburg; a son, Richard "Rick" Secco of Weedville; six grandchildren: Matthew Swisher, Leanne Kontur, Douglas Swisher, Adam Swisher, Kayle Campbell and Brooke Campbell; four great-grandchildren: Nicolas Swisher, Julian Swisher, Sadie Swisher and Elliott Kontur; and five brothers: Romolo "Romie" Secco and his wife, Florence, of Kersey; Jerald "Jerry" Secco and his wife, Barbara, of Weedville; John Secco and his wife, Maryilyn, of Chicago, Ill.; Leroy Secco and Joseph Secco of Kersey.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rosmond Sidelinger and Barbara Kronenwetter; and three brothers: Lawrence Secco, Armand Secco and Raymond Secco who died in childhood.
There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. William Sutherland, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the DuBois Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. Archie's family wishes to invite his family and friends to a luncheon in his honor at the St. Joseph's Parish Hall immediately following the Funeral Mass.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph's Church, 17735 Bennetts Valley Highway, Force, PA 15841.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2015
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