Joseph Pecora

November 14, 2014
Joseph Pecora, 92, a lifelong resident of Utica St, Oswego, NY died Friday November 14, 2014 in Bishop Commons, Oswego. He was born in Oswego the son of the late F. Daniel and Carmela Pecora. Mr. Pecora worked at Alcan in Scriba, as a crane operator and office scheduler before his retirement. He served in the United States Army in China, Burma, and India during World War II. Mr. Pecora was a life member of the Knights of Columbus #227, Oswego, the Elk’s #271, Oswego, and the VFW Post 2320, Oswego. He was an avid bowler and held the position as secretary and treasurer of the Oswego Bowling Association. He was inducted into the Oswego Bowling Hall of Fame. Mr. Pecora enjoyed Syracuse University sports where he and his brother Anthony held SU Football tickets for over 45 years. He was also inducted into the Oswego Softball Hall of Fame. He was a Little League coach where he coached the Local #214 team in its inaugural season of Little League in Oswego in 1955. In addition to his parents Mr. Pecora was predeceased by his brothers Daniel Pecora Jr., Anthony Pecora, Philip Pecora, and sisters Nellie Cafalone, and Frances Pecora. Mr. Pecora is survived by his sister-in-law Theresa Pecora of Oswego, nieces and nephews Richard (Sally) Cafalone, Phyllis (Dan) Masuicca, Dan (Kathy) Pecora, Dennis (Dana) Pecora, Janet Spiwak, and Dorothy (Floyd) Alpher, and great nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 8:30 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home and 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. The family has requested that donations may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or to the Bishop Commons Activity Fund, 4 Burkle St., Oswego, NY 13126.

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