Mr. Recce was born on March 30, 1933 in Ellwood City to the late Domenico Recce and Louise M. Noschese Recce. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Lincoln High School class of 1951. Nick enlisted with the U.S. Navy on September 23, 1952 and served until September 21, 1956 as a Seaman First Class on the USS Leyte. He then had worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City for 35 years. After the mill closed Nick worked at the U.S. Steel American Bridge Plant in Ambridge until the plant closed. He is a member of the Sons of Italy #608 in Ellwood City and had held various offices in the club. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and playing games on his computer.
Mr. Recce is survived by his wife Vonda Ricciuti Recce whom he married on April 25, 1959, one daughter and son-in-law; Jennifer (Robert) Knight, one son and daughter-in-law; Nick (Tona) Recce Jr., and three grandsons; R.J. Knight, Jared Knight, & Jordan Recce all of Ellwood City. He is also survived by one sister; Rosetta (William) Chontos, and two brothers; James “Jocko” (Mary Jo) Recce, & Anthony (Marlene) Recce of Ellwood City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Valeria Recce in infancy.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:20 am.
The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/