November 3, 1935 - October 6, 2017
Donald R. Reckner, 82 of Rochester Twp., went home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley, Beaver.
Born November 3, 1935 in Castleman, PA, he was the last remaining of 14 children to the late Bruce and Laura Reckner. Donald was proud of both his faith and his service to his country as a veteran of the US Army. He gave his heart to the Lord and Savior while being stationed at Ft. Meade and was baptized in water. He is a faithful member of the Beaver Assembly of God where he served on the church board, and a former member of the Church of God, Chippewa. He had retired from J & L Steel where he had worked for 30 years and also worked many years as a maintenance person at the former Basilons Formal Wear in Rochester. Donald had also coached a Little League team, the Fireman, for many years.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Florine Coley Reckner, two daughters, Peggy (William) Bridges, Knoxville, TN, Barbara (Rev. Chris) Thomas, Riceville, TN, 7 grandchildren, Stephen (Kate) Bridges, Paige (David) Scaperath, Joy Henderson, Lori (Chad) Brown, Lindsay, Jayme, and Zachary Reckner, 11 great grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Loraine Reckner, Rochester. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Rose Mary Smith, Judy McPherson, and a close friend, Charles McCormick.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and siblings was his son, Donald Reckner, Jr in 2013.
Friends will be received Sunday from 5:00 until 8:00 pm in the Noll Funeral Home, Inc., 333 Third St., Beaver where a service will be conducted Monday at 10:00 am. The service will be conducted by his son-in-law, Reverend Chris Thomas and assisted by Reverend Jack Bridges. Full military rites by the Beaver County Special unit will follow the service. Private interment will take place at the Kingwood Cemetery, Somerset County, PA. Online condolences may be shared at nollfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver Assembly of God Church, 500 Dutch Ridge Rd., Beaver, PA.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for the compassionate and loving care they gave to Donald.