Alfred R. “Al” Recke Jr., 81, of Boyertown, husband of JoAnn M. (Reid) Recke, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alfred R. and Regina (Dugan) Recke.
Alfred was a graduate of Transfiguration Elementary School in Philadelphia and in 1956, graduated from ST. Thomas More High School. He was an active member of St. Columbkill RC Church where he served as an usher and Eucharistic minister. Al was a 4th degree Knight in the Boyertown Knights of Columbus St. Columbkill Council #16544. He was also past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Columbkill Division, was a coordinator for Project Children for more then 10 years and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Surviving with his wife of 53 years are children Alfred P. “Pat” Recke, Sean K. Recke, husband of Amy, Kyle J. Recke, husband of Lisa, Ann Marie J. Recke, and Shane J. Recke, husband of Christy; brothers John “Jack” Recke and Edward Recke; sister Diane Love; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Barbara Recke, Jean McDonald and Jane Burns.
A funeral mass will be Wednesday, July 3, 11:30AM at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Springs Road, Boyertown, officiated by Fr. Marty Kern, with visitation from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at the church. Burial will be private and at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alfred’s name to Race For Adam, 4415 Pheasant Run Court, Bethlehem, PA 18020 or www.raceforadam.org, or Penny’s for St. Columbkill, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA 19512 or St. Thomas More H.S. Alumni Association, P.O. Box 294, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.