John C. Steckel

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Greece:  Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at age 79.  Predeceased by his mother, Mary Steckel, Patricia Steckel, mother of his children; son,  Jonathon Swinford; brother-in-law, Roger Floyd.  Survived by his wife of 20 years,  Nancy Steckel; his children,  Cheryl Steckel, Mark Steckel, Shon Swinford; his grandchildren, Steven Swinford, Elizabeth Turner, Jonathon Swinford, Timothy Swinford, Michael Swinford, Shon Swinford Jr, Trent Cavalier; 13 great grandchildren; sister Sandra Hill; brother-in Law Richard Hill and their children, Brian, Karen, and Christopher; brothers-in-law, Mervin Floyd, of Jennings, OK, George Floyd, wife Robin of Houston TX, Monte Floyd, wife, Vanessa of Mannford, OK.

A graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School and LeMoyne College.

John was a proud Marine, brother of the Lake Shore Fire Department and the Rochester Red Wings Organization.  He also worked with the Amerks (Rochester Americans). John was a  Financial Advisor with Equity Services for many years.  He enjoyed golf and the rodeo.  

Friends may call Wednesday (May 29th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (May 30th) 10:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 3010 Chili Ave.   Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lake Shore Fire Department of Greece, NY – or Honor Flight Rochester – in his memory.


  1. Jerry McCabe on May 26, 2024 at 5:46 am

    Johnny lived at 80 Rosalind St;I lived at 42 Rosalind Street. He was a year ahead of me at McQuaid. We played baseball at the dikes, riding our bikes across Westfield Street and over the tracks. (Not everyone knows even today what and where the dikes are.) He was a legendary home run hitter. Johnny also loved to practice chipping in his back yard. The 19th Ward was a special place to grow up. I doubt anyone realized then how special it was.

  2. Gerald W Rohrer on May 26, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    Remembering the best days of life. Playing golf, baseball, basketball when we were in high school and college. Best of all, John was the best man in my wedding. RIP.

  3. Joe Macaluso on May 27, 2024 at 10:01 am

    We are sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have many good memories of our golf days. Please accept our condolences.

    Joe and Donna Macaluso

  4. Dagmar Doland on May 28, 2024 at 11:16 am

    Our condolences to you Nancy! We did not know John but sure he was an amazing man because how wonderful you spoke of him. Prayers for you and your families.

  5. Elizabeth Turner on May 29, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    Grandpa John was a giving, lovely man. I can recall the times I went to Rochester to visit and he took me everywhere!From Ontario to Niagara to eating new foods- He understood when I thought the bagel as a burger bun was weird l- being from Oklahoma of course. He loved to watch Fox News and we would tease about it. He was a good man and will be missed greatly. Grandma we love you and wish you all the blessings of the Lord. We know Grandpa is watching us all.

  6. Jan and Steve Irwin on June 4, 2024 at 4:50 pm


    Steve and I were shocked when we heard about John’s passing. Unfortunately Steve had some stomach issues and we were unable to see you last week. Please accept our condolences and prayers for you and John. Feel free to call us if you need anything.

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