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Robert "Bob" Vincent Receski

July 31, 1936 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 85)


Robert “Bob” Vincent Receski, 85, of Brookville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, surrounded by the people who loved him most. He was born on July 31, 1936, to the late Charles and Anna (Yoschak) Receski in Indiana, PA. Bob graduated from Indiana High School with the class of 1954, he went on to attend Indiana State College for two years. Bob married Barbara Saksa on October 4, 1958, at the St. Patrick Church in Newry, PA; Barbara survives him. While in Indiana, Bob worked for Robert Shaw Controls. After moving to Brookville, he worked as a manager for the TA Truck Stop and would eventually become Street Superintendent for the Borough of Brookville and worked in the department for a total of twenty-four years. Bob was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Brookville for many years. He actively assisted with church festival activities and had even started a scholarship with the church. Bob was an usher and lector for the church and also held position as president of the church counsel. Bob was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus and was also a member of the Red Lick Hunting Club. He was also president of the Laurel Board for two years as well as many years as a board member and eventually president of Robert Shaw Credit Union. Bob was a devoted hunter and traveled to many places including Montana, Iowa, and Alaska as well as British Columbia, Canada, to pursue hunting opportunities. He also loved to fish and particularly enjoyed doing so on his Canada trips. His love for the outdoors began with his position as “farm boy” on the family farm, something he always remembered fondly. Bob was an excellent football player and played all state in high school. He was an avid Steelers fan throughout his life and also became a fan of other Pittsburgh teams over time including the Penguins and Pirates. Bob was a joyous person who loved spreading happiness and especially laughter everywhere he went. But more than anything else, Bob loved his family and friends, and will be dearly missed by his family and community. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two children; Laura (Receski) Gilliam; Cynthia “Cindy” Receski; and ten siblings; William Receski; Edward Receski; Barbara Kozar; Janet Receski; Vincent Receski; Stanley Receski; Mary Black; Nancy Smolack; Steven Receski; and David Receski. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in passing by one sister; Pauline Giotto; and one nephew; Victor Receski. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, beginning at 10:00am and officiated by Father William Laska. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Rose Twp., Jefferson Co., PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 129 Graham Ave., Brookville, PA 15825. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting

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Funeral Mass
July 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
129 Graham Avenue
Brookville, PA 15825

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