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James E. Recknall Jr.

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James E. Recknall Jr. Obituary
James E. Recknall, Jr. 1936 - 2019
FRANKFORT - Mr. James E. Recknall, Jr., age 82, of Frankfort, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Sitrin Healthcare Center, with the love and support of his beloved family.
He was born in Utica, on July 20, 1936, son of the late James E., Sr. and Melissa Reed Recknall and was a graduate of UFA High School. He served our country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. On May 5, 1956, he was married to Marie Curtacci in St. Paul's Church, Whitesboro, a blessed union of 62 years. Jim began his work career with the General Electric Co. for 25 years. He then worked for the New York Power Authority for over 20 years as an Information Systems Specialist, until his retirement. In his younger years, Jim was an avid bowler and was a bowling coach for the Junior League at Pin-O-Rama Bowling Center. His favorite pastime was playing golf, something he truly enjoyed. He was a devoted husband and father who loved his family dearly. He will be forever missed.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Marie; one son, James M. Recknall and Fred Polito, of Frankfort; his daughter, Karen Recknall, of Utica; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Anthony and Carol Curtacci, of Whitesboro; and several nieces and nephews, especially Cindy James, for her love and devotion to both Jim and Marie. He also leaves his canine granddogs, Gunner, Cooper and Limonade.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday (today), from 5-7 p.m., at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc., 1122 Culver Ave. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday morning, at 10:00 a.m., in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Burrstone Rd. Private interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of the Rehabilitation Unit and the Sequoia Household of the Sitrin Healthcare Center, for their care and compassion during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stevens Swan Humane Society in memory of James. Envelopes will be available.
Online sympathy at www.scalaroefaro.com.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2019
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