Harry A. Reckner Jr. of Kintnersville, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown. He was 89. He was born July 6, 1928, in Philadelphia, a son of the late Harry and Ellen (Ferrigan) Reckner Sr.
Harry was a disabled U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from La Salle University, and later earned his master’s degree from Temple University. He was a teacher by trade, but was truly passionate about learning and sharing that knowledge with his students, family and friends throughout his life. His 30 year teaching career included working in Philadelphia, Lansdale, Bedminster, and Doylestown where he retired from Doyle Elementary School in 1988. He even served as principle of the American High School and taught at the consulate in El Salvador after following his then soon-to-be wife, Elsa, back to her native country. Another of Harry’s passions was his lifelong love of cars and planes. A licensed pilot, he shared that passion with his children who spent many hours in the garage assembling cars and even a plane. He enjoyed oil painting and was an avid reader.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ottsville, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and sang in the choir along with his family.
He will be missed by his wife, Elsa, of nearly 64 years; eight children; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; five siblings; and others whom he welcomed into his home and considered part of his family. He was preceded in death by one son; and one sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 15, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4050 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Rd., Riegelsville, or from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church before the Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church at the above address.
Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville, PA.