Sunday, February 27, 2011
Lorain- Rocco Rocky DiLuciano, age 86, passed away on
Saturday, February 26, 2011, surrounded by his family at Amherst Manor.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen (nee: Nagy)
DiLuciano; daughters, Linda (Paul) Lang of Lorain, OH and Christina (Charles)
Magel of LaGrange, OH; grandchildren, Robert Rocco Lang, D.V.M. of Hilliard,
OH, Matthew Lang of Plano, TX; Tristan Magel of LaGrange, OH and Elaina Magel
of LaGrange, OH; sisters, Mary Ann Palagyi, of Amherst, OH and Josephine Kaya
of Lorain, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine DiLuciano in
1972; his parents, Dominico and Dominica DiLuciano; sisters, Mary Barrella,
Santarella DiLuciano, Sophie Ross and Lena Duck; and brothers, John, Ernie and
He was a graduate of Lorain
High School in 1942, a member and
councilman of the former St. Vitus Church for 62 years, and recently joined St.
Anthony of Padua.
Rocco enjoyed bowling for U.S. Steel and also enjoyed watching his grandsons
play sports and watching his granddaughter dance. Rocco was employed at U.S.
Steel for 42 years and was a foreman in the pipe shop at the blast furnaces.
Following retirement, Rocco was rehired as a consultant for relining and
upgrading the blast furnaces. He also worked for PC Campana and American Bridge. Rocco joined the U.S. Navy
during WWII. He served three years on a light cruiser, The Marblehead, with
duties in the Atlantic and Mediterranean
Seas. Rocco escorted
American troops to Ireland, England, Africa, Brazil
He was a Petty Officer in the boiler room on the ship. Rocco was awarded an
American Campaign Medal, a European African Medal, Eastern Campaign Medal with
a Bronze Star and a WWII victory medal.
The family would like to thank the third floor staff at
Amherst Manor and Hospice for taking excellent care of Rocco with such
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo
Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain,
(440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 3:00 7:00 PM. Closing prayers
will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Ave.,
Lorain, OH 44052, Fr. Richard E. Hudak,
officiating. Christian Burial services will be held at Calvary
where military honors will be conducted by the Italian American Veterans Post
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Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 8:37:41 PM