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Joseph P. LaRocca

1929 - 2021



Joseph P. LaRocca, 91, of Johnstown, died on March 20, 2021 at home. Born Sept 30, 1929 in South Fork, PA.

Preceded in death by parents. Survived by daughters Carol, Joey, and GiGi, and grandsons Joe and Sam.

All services are private. Interment, St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.

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Sharon Mattern

March 29, 2021 6:20 PM

Carol, Joey & GiGi,
I still picture your Dad the way he was when we were kids.  We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. 
The Matterns  Sharon, Tim & Rick

Fred Rogers

March 26, 2021 6:55 AM

Pop was not the easiest person to get close to, but, when you got in, you were in for life. I will never ever forget any of the lessons he taught me, or advice he gave me that was just sort of sandwiched into a regular conversation. Grazie di tutto, Pop.

John Bingler

March 24, 2021 7:17 PM

Mr. President as I called him loved his daughters and wanted only the best for them.
He always bragged to me about his Grandsons also and how intelligent they were. 
He told me funny stories and made me laugh and I hope I made him laugh now and then. We talked about Politics, fighting in WarWar II and when he worked in the mines. He boxed when he was younger, and when he  boxed if he won a fight he would get $5  and he would give it to his Grandpa  and he would give Joe a dime to go to the Picture show. He always said " there's no time to shine the rifle with a war going on" 
I will miss him especially because he always made me laugh and feel good about about life.
The Governor

Frank Mayercsik

March 24, 2021 6:33 PM

I always thought very highly of Mr. LaRocca, and he treated me with the same esteem.  Such a wonderful man!   Carol, Joey, and GiGi my sincere condolences.

Georgina O

March 24, 2021 12:50 PM

Mr. LaRocca was a kind and gentle soul.  Condolences to his family.

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