On Monday, February 3rd, Bill (Zeke) Reckas of Pacific Grove, husband, father, brother, and friend passed away at home.
He was born in Fresno, CA and grew up in Shaver Lake, CA where he worked for the family business, Angelo’s Bakery. He graduated Sierra High School as valedictorian in 1972. In 1976 he graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering and moved to the Monterey Peninsula. He retired from Fleet Numerical Meteorological Oceanographic Center in 2016. He will forever be remembered for his intelligence, determination, thoroughness, humor, kind heartedness, and pies. An avid cyclist for 40 years, 38 years bowling on local leagues, tennis and golfing for leisure, and sang bass for the Cypressaires Barbershop Chorus. Bill greatly enjoyed volunteering at various golf tournaments including 24 years at the AT&T Pro Am. For many years he volunteered for S.C.R.A.M.P. and the Pacific Grove High School Track Team.
He’s preceded by parents Angelo and Joanne Reckas and sister Terry. He’s survived by his wife Kay and children Zachary and Sydney, of Pacific Grove. Siblings: Nicci Johnson, Jim (Lisa) Reckas, Becky (Scott) McConnell, Tykee Reckas, and Ted (Debbie) Reckas, Joy Augustson (aunt), many cousins, nieces and nephews, and so very many good friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cypressaires (513 College Dr. Salinas, CA 93901) or the Pacific Grove High School Track Team (615 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove, CA 93950). A Remembrance will be held at 2:00 on February 29th, at the American Legion Post 694 (3307 Marina Dr., Marine, CA 93933).
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