October 23, 1934 - June 29, 2021
Elmira, New York
June 29, 2021
October 23, 1934
Elmira, New York
Albert Cecce Jr., age 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Arnot Hospital surrounded by family. He was born October 23, 1934 in Elmira, NY to Albert Anthony Cecce Senior and Angeline (Dandrea) Cecce. Albert graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1952. He married his loving wife Georgia (Smith) of Johnson City on October 26, 1957. He worked as a journeyman toolmaker for Hewlitt Packard in California, then in NY for Hilliards, Carbaugh, and retired from Emhart Glass. Since retirement he enjoyed volunteering at the Arnot Hospital and meeting up with his graduating class. He also spent a lot of time with the Dolls of Destruction roller derby team, of which he was the number one fan (a title he literally fought for and has the shirt to prove it). Albert also served in the National Guard and is a fellow and lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He loved to tell stories and crack jokes, and you would regularly find him laughing or smiling. One of his favorite stories was the time he was in Tijuana and John Wayne bought the bar a round of shots (and kicked out anyone who refused, because, "When John Wayne drinks, everybody drinks").
Albert is predeceased by his wife, Georgia, and daughter Darci. He is survived by his sons Anthony (Christina Glosser) Cecce and Gary (Brandy Washburn) Cecce; grandchildren, Justin (Andrea Paulman) Cecce, Joanna (Jeremy) Wilkinson, Caitlin (Michael Smith) Cecce, Kristin (Robert Russin) Cecce, Alysia Cecce, Nicole Cecce and step-grandchildren Bradley and Brooke Baker. He also has a crew of great grandchildren; Charlie, Nahla, Jordyn, Braelynn, Auden, Kendell, Lilia, and Rylee. A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Moose Lodge in Horseheads at 1pm. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.
From: Bill Mack
I am so sorry to hear of Al's passing. I met him while he was volunteering at Arnot Ogden Med. Ctr. He always had a story to tell & and smile on his face. I'm sure that this is a great lost to his family.. You all have me sympathies.
From: Rosekrans Family
Our condolences in the loss of your father. While I had not met him, Judging by the character of the people he left behind he was a great man who cast a BIG shadow.
From: Robert J. Boinski
Met Al many years ago at the old Gush's Bar. We enjoyed many good times.
From: The Rusinko's
Our condolences go out to the entire family on the loss of your dad. I will make every effort possible to come down for the celebration of his life.