Stuart L. Cracknell, 78, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on February 8, 1943 he was the son of the late George and Helen (Wills) Cracknell. Stuart entered the United States Army on February 21, 1960, serving 2 campaigns in Vietnam. For his service he received the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal (6th AWD), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (2 Campaigns), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Driver's Badge, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/Palm, Expert (Rifle). He was honorably discharged as an MSG (ret) on June 30, 1981, serving 21 years. After serving his country he began working as a teacher at Niagara County Community College. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed going camping and to the casino. He is survived by his sons, Stuart L. (Lori) Cracknell Jr., Gerald J. (Shannon) Cracknell Sr., Dino L. Cracknell and Cody L. (Melinda) Cracknell Sr.; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Deb Cracknell, Esther Engeholm, Marie Smulowitz and Grace Anne Holland; brothers, George (Bonnie) Cracknell, Martin (Lyda) Stevens, Ray (Adele) Cracknell, Fred (Connie) Engeholm, John "Jack" (Jane) Engeholm and Ron Engeholm. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Linda (Sisler) Cracknell and ten siblings. Friends may call Friday, September 17th from 1-6 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 24th Street, corner of Welch Ave, Niagara Falls, NY. Burial with Military honors will take place at the convenience of the family in the Western New York National Cemetery, Corfu, NY.