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James “Pete” Recker

  • On February 10, 2020

James “Pete” Recker, age 71, of Upper St. Clair passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 9, 2020.

He was born on December 13, 1948, he was the son of the late Helen and Clarence Recker.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Jane Recker; loving father of Amy (Rich) Papp and Michael (Maria) Recker; cherished grandfather of Jordan, Olivia, and Brandon; dear brother of Thomas (Gloria) Recker, David (Lane) Recker, the late William (Evelyn (surviving) Recker, Marilyn (Richard) Nye, and Phyllis (Paul) Wirant; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Also survived by sister in law Elizabeth Towns and her children Megan and Molly.

Pete will be dearly missed by his second family at The Beadling Club.

Pete was a proud grandfather that loved spending time with his grandkids.  He enjoyed his afternoons meeting up with his buddies at the Beadling Club. He was a USMC Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Family and friends are welcome Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 2-8 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.  Full Military Honors will take place Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. EVERYONE MEET AT THE CEMETERY.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.


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Regis Wodnicki
  • Feb 11 2020
RIP Pete
William Martin
  • Feb 11 2020
Long time buddy. Truly one of the good guys. You will be thought of often and missed
Don Mills
  • Feb 11 2020
I wasn't one of the afternoon Beadling Club crowd on to many occasions, but thankfully I was privileged enough to of had the honor of knowing both Pete and his wife Mary, again thru the Beadling Club. I guess one of the things that I'll remember about Pete was his red convertible Volkswagen bug, which cracked me up to see a Marine in what would be considered a safe car and not some revved up Corvette. My wife and I moved to Florida almost seven years ago, but our fond memories of the Beadling Club still dance in our heads, and Pete sure was one of those memories. RIP Marine, your duty on Earth has been successful.
Steve Bressanelli
  • Feb 11 2020
Pete was a great guy and friend. We spent many weekends over the years watching college and pro football together. He had a soft spot for Penn State football and we watched the highs and lows the last several seasons. He was always fun to be around and called it just like he saw it. He will be sorely missed by his Beadling Club buddies and all who knew him. It is my honor to call him, his late wife Mary Jane and his children Amy and Mike friends of mine. Rest in peace, my brother.
Melissa Barcic
  • Feb 11 2020
Pete was truly the good guy who told you like is...the afternoon crowd will never be the same! I always looked forward to having one of the many crazy conversations we had...or fixing your phone. You always made me smile, even after a bad day. You will always have a special place in my heart. RIP my friend, I will miss you and cherish the memories
Thomas J Recker
  • Feb 12 2020
My beloved Brother Pete can only be physically gone but never the life lived and the memories shared. Have faith and may his soul rest in peace. Brother Tom
Jane Davies-Fornear
  • Feb 12 2020
Donna Boss Murgel
  • Feb 12 2020
I met Pete when he first came home from Nam back in the seventy's. We had many great memories together. I remember best his sense of humor, a funny comment here and there always had me laughing. We share the same birthday , and celebrated many years. What a great guy. Rest in peace my friend , you will always have a special place in my heart.