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Anthony Joseph (Tony) ROCCO

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ROCCO, Anthony Joseph "Tony" born July 17, 1935 passed away Monday, April 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents: Anthony Rocco and Mary Shannon and a brother, Gus Rocco. Tony is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gerry Anne Rocco; children: Molly (Cliff) Bishop and Anthony III (Pauline) Rocco; four grandchildren: Abby Bishop, Caroline Bishop, Lindsey Rocco and AJ Rocco; siblings: Marianne Walton, Tim (Gail) Rocco and Karen (Pat) Durant, sister-in-law, Maribeth Rocco; brother and sister-in-laws: Patsy (Dick) Gordley, Tom (Denise) Cronin, Susan Hauser, Michael Cronin, Debbie Scholz and Melissa (Dan) Williams and numerous nieces and nephews. Tony grew up in Cleveland and graduated from St. Ignatius High School and John Carroll University. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was active in the Big Brothers Organization. Tony owned and operated AJ Rocco Incorporated. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a great appreciation of nature. He enjoyed sharing his love of hunting, fishing and skiing with his children, grandchildren and buddies! Tony will be remembered for being a kind gentleman with a strong devotion to his faith and family. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 1st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Westbrock Funeral Home, 5980 Bigger Rd., Kettering. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 2nd at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 4500 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. www.westbrockfuneralhome.com

Published in Dayton Daily News from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014
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