Philip Pecora, World War II veteran

OBITS-PecoraPhillipPhilip “Phadob” F. Pecora, 93, of Oswego, died Monday, June 17, 2013 in Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oswego to the late F. Daniel and Carmela Pecora. He remained a life resident of Oswego.

Mr. Pecora was a United States veteran having served in the Army during World War II and was present during the Battle of the Bulge.

He retired from Cyclotherm Boiler Co., Oswego after 39 years of service. He worked as a crossing guard at Bridge, Liberty, and Utica streets for 20 years. Mr. Pecora was a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE # 271, Knights of Columbus Council #227, the American Legion and the VFW Crisafulli Post.

He was also a bartender at Sereno’s Restaurant, Oswego and Canale’s Barn, Scriba.

Mr. Pecora was a faithful communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego and he enjoyed being with his family.

Mr. Pecora was pre-deceased by his siblings, Daniel Pecora Jr., Nellie Cafalone, Frances Pecora, and Anthony Pecora.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Theresa Pecora of Oswego; children, Phyllis (Dan Greene) Masuicca of Oswego, Daniel (Kathleen) Pecora of Oswego, and Dennis (Dana) Pecora of Oswego; brother, Joseph Pecora of Oswego; grandchildren, John “JP” (Laurie Davis) Masuicca,  Terri (Jason) Wills, Brian (Julie) Masuicca, Kristina (Arthur) Bennett, Daniel Pecora Jr., Dustin Pecora, Stacy (Sam) Ware, and Megan Pecora; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held tomorrow, June 20 at 8:15 a.m. in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder.

Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.  Calling hours will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego.

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