Rocco Armento WOODSTOCK-Rocco Armento, 87, on Dec. 30, 2011. He was born in 1924 in Staten Island. He served in the 155th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II. After the war, he studied at the Arts Student League in N.Y.C., the Grand Chaumiere School in Paris, the Mechanics Institute, The National Academy of Design and Wagner College in New York. In the early 60's, he taught at the school of Visual Arts. Throughout his career as an artist, he worked in various media and beginning in 1956, exhibited his work at the March Gallery on 10th Street in N.Y.C., as well as the Brata Gallery, Tanger Gallery, Gallery Gertrude Stein and the Block Museum in Chicago. He was also a long standing member of the Experimental Aviation Association. Rocco is survived by two sons, Ben and Dante Armento. A Memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock.
Published in The Daily Freeman from Dec. 31, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012.