Walter J. “Pat” Reczynski, 88, of McKeesport, passed away of natural causes at UPMC McKeesport on August 4, 2020, after several months of declining health. Born in Penn on September 15, 1931, to the late Florence Reczynski also of Penn, Walter was married to Jacqueline “Jackie” (Yaroschak) of Braddock on September 1, 1953, in Augusta, GA, at Sacred Heart Church. In his early career, he was a copilot at Epic Airways Inc. in Pittsburgh and later was an owner of Aerographic Photo Company in Ardara and of An-Di Electronics VCR Repair in White Oak. He was an electronics repairman, mechanic, craftsman, and self-taught pilot who had a passion for anything related to flying.
Between 1984 and 2000, he also spent several years training his Dobermans, Stormy and Misty Blue, and entering them in competition. Walter proudly served as Private First Class in the Military Police of the United States Army in Frankfurt, Germany, during the Korean War. He and his wife attended Sunday Mass at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in Elizabeth where he had a special fondness for Sister Joanne and all the sisters of the community. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Jackie, of McKeesport, and by his cousins Walter Kapuscinski of Doylestown, Mary Louise Touhill and her husband Ed also of Doylestown, and Theresa White and her husband Bill (deceased) of Sellersville. He is predeceased by his cousins Sam Answine and his wife Ann of Penn and Sanford “Ticky” Answine and his wife Sylvia of Jeannette. He is also survived by several second and third cousins in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia suburbs. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in Elizabeth Township on Saturday. Private internment will be at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cemetery in Penn on. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of the Divine Redeemer, 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth PA 15037 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate/ . Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published August 06, 2020.