Anthony S. Roccograndi

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SHAVERTOWN — Anthony S. Roccograndi, of Shavertown, passed away at home on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the age of 83.

Mr. Roccograndi was born in New York City on June 30, 1930. He resided in the Wyoming Valley for most of his life.

He was the son the late Thomas S. and Anna Boback Roccograndi.

He graduated from the St. Stephen's High School, class of 1947, and attended King's College.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea and Japan.

Mr. Roccograndi was a state licensed real estate agent, a life insurance salesman and an associate sales manager for Western & Southern Life Insurance Co. He was a founder and partner with his father and brothers of Roccograndi Wrecking Co., Roccograndi Realty Corp. and My Brother's Place Home Improvement Centers.

At the time of his death, he was retired as owner and president of My Brother's Place.

He was a member and past master of Kingston Lodge 395, F.A.A.M., and a member of Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg, and Irem Temple, Dallas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Elizabeth Marks Roccograndi; infant brother, Stephen; and granddaughter, Lauren Martin.

Mr. Roccograndi is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Roccograndi, Pringle, Catherine Podolak, wife of Paul, Pringle, Theresa Martin, wife of Leonard, Shavertown, Donna Shultz, wife of David, Trucksville, and Toni Madden, wife of Anthony, Dallas. He is also survived by grandchildren, Robyn Jones, Nicholas and Michael Podolak, Heather and David Shultz, and Nicole Madden; and great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Lauren and Jackson Jones. He is also survived by brothers, Thomas and Francis, Forty Fort; Carlo and Robert, Kingston, and Daniel, Pittston.

Funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa Church, Davis Street, Shavertown, with the Rev. James Paisley officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the US Against Alzheimer's, 1101 K St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005; or online at

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Hugh B Hughes & Son Funeral Home
1044 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 288-9341
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Published in Times Leader from May 6 to May 7, 2014
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