Joseph "Bobo" Nocera, 74, of Old Forge, died Monday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Sandra Brown, who died in 2012.
Born in Old Forge, son of the late Joseph and Amelia Dowgiallo Nocera, he was a graduate of Old Forge High School and a Navy veteran. For 28 years, he was employed as the sales manager of Coccia Ford, Wilkes-Barre. He had a keen interest in local politics and actively worked on many local election campaigns. He served as an executive member on the Lackawanna County Stadium Board. He was an avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge.
"Bobo" was devoted to his family and was a wonderful father and grandfather who will be sadly missed. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a brief illness.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Sebastianelli, Dr. Liptocle, Dr. Miller of Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass. and the nurses and hospice staff at the Regional Hospital for the compassionate care shown to Joseph during his brief
Surviving are a daughter, Jo-Ann Fisher and husband, Rod, Duryea; two sons, William and wife, Colleen; and Joseph and wife, Christine, all of Old Forge; 10 grandchildren, Brittany and Joey Fisher, Billy, Nico, Connor, Alexandra, Cassandra, Joey Nocera, Brian and Eric Wrubel; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at the Prince of Peace Parish, St. Lawrence Church, South Main Street, Old Forge. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m.