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Robert D. "Bob" Roccia
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Obituary for Robert D. "Bob" Roccia

Robert D. “Bob” Roccia, age 89, of Cranberry Township, PA, formerly of Callery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 while under the care of VNA Inpatient Hospice, surrounded by his family.

Born April 2,1928 in Paterson, NJ, he was the son of the late Louis Roccia and Frances Grand Roccia.

Bob proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army in the Inspector General’s office in Hawaii. Bob began his career with the B & O Railroad as a Gandy dancer where he laid and maintained tracks by hand. While working for the B & O Railroad for 25 years, Bob attended Traffic & Transportation School in Pittsburgh. Bob was the last freight agent in the Evans City, PA, depot. He then went on to work 21 years for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy Railroad), where he retired as a sales manager in their New York office.

Bob was a member of Crestview Community Church in Callery, PA, where he served as an Elder and a Deacon. He was a 50+ year member of the Mars Masonic Lodge and belonged to the Callery VFW. Bob was an excellent bowler and an avid cyclist. He also loved to garden. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Elizabeth Marburger Roccia, who he married on November 27,1948; his children, Wayne (Peggy) Roccia of Zelienople, and Denise (Tony) DiVirgilio of Delaware; his daughter-in-law, Cynda Roccia of Zelienople; his sister, Laura Rodgers of Mars; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Larry) Moreau, Merrie Beth (Jesse) Houseman and Dr. Wayne (Stephanie) Roccia; his great-grandchildren, Graham and Layton Moreau, Olivia, Victoria, Alexander and Jackson Roccia, and Ethan Houseman; and his extended family in Callery and Florida.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Donald Roccia.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on August 13, 2017 at the conclusion of the Crestview Community Church’s 11:00 A.M. worship service, Callery, PA. The service will be held at 12:30 PM.

A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205, or to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Dr., Butler, PA 16001, or to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd., Renfrew, PA 16053.

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12:30 PM
Crestview Community Church

210 Kline Avenue
Callery, PA 16024

Memorial Contribution

Butler County Humane Society

1015 Evans City Road
Renfrew, PA 16053

VNA Inpatient Hospice Unit

115 Technology Drive
Butler, PA 16001

American Cancer Society

320 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620

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