Stephen Fletcher Reck
July 21, 1936 – November 8, 2020
Stephen Fletcher Reck, 84 of Monroe, Connecticut, passed away on Sunday, November 8th, 2020.
Stephen was born on July 21st, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He leaves his loving wife Janet of 54 years. They raised two sons Stephen and Brian, and a daughter Linda. He served in the United States Army as a radio operator in the 475th Engineer Co. from 1961 to 1965. After being honorably discharged from the service, he worked for the Sheet Metal Workers Union until he retired. Stephen was proponent of unions, organized labor, and worker’s rights. He would support his union on the picket line and would never cross a picket line of other workers on strike.
Stephen was a lover of nature and especially fond of those animals that would visit on his back deck. He was an avid gardener who never missed a chance to give a tour of his garden and share whatever was ready for picking. Stephen was passionate about cooking, creating wonderful meals for his family that often featured vegetables fresh from his garden. After retiring, he took great joy in travelling the world and sharing many adventures with his wife Janet in places such as China, Egypt, Greece, Alaska and Norway. Stephen and Janet also included their children and grandchildren on amazing vacations creating many cherished memories. Throughout his life, Stephen never stopped learning and when he was not in the kitchen or garden, he greatly enjoyed reading on all topics.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen and John Reck, as well as his brothers, Robert and John Henry Reck. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Janet Reck; three children, Stephen E. Reck, Brian Reck and Linda Gorman; his daughter-in-law Carolyn Baker-Reck, son-in law, James Gorman three grandchildren, Stephen N. Reck, Amanda Gorman, and Alyssa Gorman; sisters Joan Hannon and Helen Claire Kay; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A service of remembrance will be scheduled in the future.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Stephen Fletcher Reck
November 24, 2020
RIP Steve my prayers are with your family I was with the 475th from 1956 to 1960 .
November 19, 2020
We have shared a long wonderful friendship for54 years.....we had many wonderful years being neighbors and watching our children grow up together....Steve always made my girls so happy taking them to the pond and fishing.....He always knew so much about nature and respected it.......He always took care of my crazy cat that I am sure you all remember.......I enjoyed talking to him about the cooking and making of homemade pasta....we both had a love of the culinary arts......I know how hard this is for all of you and especially mom.....I am with you in spirit and in prayers.....I will never forget Steve and send you all my sympathy ......love you all like family.....Love Sandy Suffredini
Lee Ann Neves
November 18, 2020
I knew your father as you were my neighbours growing up Linda and I went to school together I remember many times playing on the swing set and your backyard I was very saddened to hear the news that your father had passed Mr. Reck was always a very sweet and gentle man who had a smile on his face and could always make you smile he was very kind and I will always remember him that way