Stanley P. "Rocky", 87, of Wallington, was born September 1, 1925, and died at home Thursday, March 21, 2013. Born in Passaic to the late Ksawery and Jadwiga (nee Felog) Procko, he lived in Wallington most of his life. Rocky grew up on 4th Street in Passaic, where he played high school football. He joined the Navy before graduating high school on July 22, 1943, serving in WW II, participated in the invasion of Normandy, and was captain of the Golden Glove Boxing Team on the USS Quincy. Rocky was a life member, former Commander, and Chaplain of the Rosol Dul American Legion Post 359 in Passaic, and was also a member of the Pavlick Koster V.F.W Post 2640 in Wallington. He was a faithful parishioner and former usher at the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church in Wallington. Prior to his retirement in 1981, he was a Quality Control Manager for the General Motors Corporation in Clark for over 25 years. Rocky was the beloved husband of the late Olive H. (nee Wisner), devoted father of Jo Ann Procko-Drozd, and her husband Robert of Hewitt, Dorothy Procko-Novak, and her husband Edward of Saddle Brook, and his sister Joyce Novak, and Mary Clare Capabianca, and her partner Tommy Navatta and his daughter Nikki, of Barnegat, loving grandfather of Laurie Molloy, and her husband John, Jeremiah Drozd, and his partner Katelyn Nudo, Marisa Capabianca, Kyle Capabianca, and his partner Holli Martinez, and great-grandson John D. Molloy, Jr.; loving brother of Paul Procko of Indian Harbor Beach, FL, and the late John Procko, Andrew, Joseph, and Betty Cislo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, 9:30 AM, from the Kamienski Funeral Home, 106 Locust Avenue, Wallington, and 10 AM at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Wallington. Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. Visiting Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
Kamienski Funeral Home
106 Locust Avenue Wallington, NJ 07057
Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 24, 2013