Rocco Anthony ARANCIO(1939 - 2014)

ARANCIO, Rocco Anthony

(1939 - 2014) Arancio, Rocco Anthony, April 16, 1939 - February 20, 2014. Rocco Anthony Arancio died February 20, 2014, in Austin, TX where he resided. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, March 7th, 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Austin, TX. Refreshments will be served in Brennan Hall on the church grounds immediately after the service. He will be interred in the Memorial Garden later that day. Rocco Arancio was born April 16, 1939, in Staten Island, NY, to Joseph and Grace Arancio. He grew up in Staten Island and graduated from St. Peter's High School in 1957. He earned his Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering at RCA Institute in New York, NY, then entered the United States Air Force and was stationed in Sherman, TX. He married Georgia Hughes on November 24, 1962, in Dallas, TX, and had two children, Ronda Denise, born in 1963 and Darryl Lawrence, born in 1965. Rocco Arancio was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Austin, TX. He worked on some of the earliest mainframe computers for Geophysical Services Inc. and Texas Instruments for over 32 years, residing in Houston, Los Angeles, The Netherlands, and Austin. He was a loving husband and father, doting grandfather, and an avid reader and golfer. He was a loyal New York Yankees fan since childhood, and an enthusiastic Dallas Cowboys fan since the clubs' inception. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Arancio, daughter Ronda Patterson, son Darryl Arancio, granddaughters Ashlee Lynn Patterson and Elise Marie Arancio, and grandson Anthony Joseph Arancio. He is also survived by his sister Roseanne McGill and brother in-law William McGill, and nieces Graceann Banta and Jodiann McGill and their families. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, P.O. Box 96024, Washington, DC, 20090-6024, or St. June's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 50, Memphis, TN, 38101-9929.

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2014