Valentino C. Rocco
September 14, 1921 - April 13, 2018
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Tuesday 4/17, 6:00 pm
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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1409 Pennsylvania Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Wednesday 4/18, 10:00 am
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BEAVER, PA 15009
Wednesday 4/18

Valentino C. Rocco, 96, of Beaver, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Heritage Valley, Beaver.  He was an accomplished musician and educator, well-known throughout the Beaver Valley.  He is survived by Emma (Scogna) Rocco of Beaver, his loving of wife of 66 years; sons Michael S. of Beaver, Samuel A. of …
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Regina Pozzi left a message on April 29, 2018:
I was honored to have met you and your husband while you were visiting your son in Winston-Salem. My heartfelt condolences, Regina
Beth Biebuyck left a message on April 21, 2018:
I remember Mr. Rocco as a fine musician and a great neighbor. My condolences to you, Emma, and your sons.
Ann and Chester Robertson left a message on April 20, 2018:
We never had the honor of meeting Mr. Rocco, but we have known his son Robert for many years, having the pleasure of his acquaintance and of hearing him play the piano in concerts at UNC School of the Arts and other venues. Robert’s broad range both musically and intellectually clearly spring from his parents. We, too, mourn the loss of Mr. Rocco even as we see that he lives on in his family, friends, and the commmunities he touched with grace and fire. What an extraordinary man!
George Ridjaneck left a message on April 18, 2018:
Dearest Emma, Michael, Sam and Robert,My condolences to you in this difficult time. So sorry I cannot be there, but know that you and Val are in my thoughts and heart. He was a fine and talented individual; everything a man ought to be: kind, honest, brave, intelligent, joyful, appreciative and encouraging. For many years the choir of St. John the Baptist was not only fortunate to have his supportive singing voice, but also to have him share in the duties of choir director. Though he appeared quite serious when it came to the making of music (and he was), he was also a gentle man with a wonderful wit. I am so ever grateful to have known him. He was and is indeed very special.In paradisum deducant te Angeli;in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat,et cum Lazaro quondam paupereæternam habeas requiem.May the angels lead you into paradise;may the martyrs come to welcome youand take you to the holy city,the new and eternal Jerusalem.May the choir of angels welcome you.Where Lazarus is poor no longer,may you have eternal rest.With Heartfelt Sympathy,George
Thomas Bonomo left a message on April 18, 2018:
I was a member of the Beaver Falls High School band under Val's leadership, grace, and obvious love of music. His enjoyment of one God's great gifts, music, was infectious...one I have never gotten over, nor do I want to. Whenever and wherever I saw Val, a caring and cheerful greeting followed. His passing leaves an empty place in hearts of all those who were blessed to know him and be touched by his gifts of music.
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Roberta L Dawson left a message on April 17, 2018:
Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Rocco and family.
Fr. John McKenna left a message on April 17, 2018:
Well done, good & faithful servant! Rest in Peace, Val. With Love and sympathy to Emma, and family, Fr. John McKenna
David Schmolly left a message on April 16, 2018:
Emma and family,I spoke with you and Mr Rocco at the 1963 BFHS 5oth reunion. Mr Rocco always said hello every time I saw him even though I was never in band. Mr Rocco was a nice man and I always enjoyed talking with him whenever I saw him these past few years. My sympathy to you and your family.
Susan Zona left a message on April 16, 2018:
Tony & Jo, sorry for your loss Tony. Please offer my condolences to the rest of your family.
Joe and Karen Grisola left a message on April 16, 2018:
Val - you are now directing the biggest choir of them all. Thanks for the memories! R.I.P. Joe and Karen, Twinsburg, Ohio
Fred and Melinda Macioge left a message on April 15, 2018:
Upon meeting Emma and Val many years ago the thing that stood out was that they were always so soft spoken and kind. His memory will live on through his entire family. May his soul rest in peace.
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J Lopez left a message on April 15, 2018:
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may his soul rest in peace. God bless Emma and family at this time. May God keep you all in his closest care at this time. You're in our prayers, and we love you. Thomas & Christine
Kelly S. Doyle-Bucci left a message on April 15, 2018:
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Rocco's death. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his sons and wife. I was fortunate enough to know both Sam and Robert and have dear memories of the entire family. Be blessed.
Marlene Buccione left a message on April 15, 2018:
I remember mrs. Rocco as a director and my uncle Art Larizza was in choir with them. Mr. Rocco was so kind that when she would say could maybe get it right next time Val would say just move your mouth! I’m glad I divided not to make singing my career. Now international wildlife photographer in Alaska. Love to EMMA and family. I my heart rejoices in the Lord
Frank Bovalino left a message on April 15, 2018:
My Deepest Sympathy to Emma, Michael and family. Beaver County has lost a valuable asset in Val's passing. The County's Music world benefited tremendously because of Val's time,effort and at times compassion to all he touched; especially those of Italian Heritage. God Bless
Kim Grier - Slater left a message on April 15, 2018:
I always liked Mr Rocco. I can see him walking down the hall in the old Jr High.
Anthony Rubino left a message on April 15, 2018:
My condolences. So sorry to hear.
Kathy left a message on April 15, 2018:
We have lost a wonderful musician and person. He will always be fondly remembered throughout the Beaver County and beyond. May fond memories stay forever in your hearts. With love and prayers,The DeMaria and Steines Families.
Ellen Frey Krafty left a message on April 15, 2018:
My deepest sympathies for this sad news of "Mr. Rocco's " death. I will always remember him as the director at Christ the Divine Teacher, while I was in high school. Hugs to Mrs. Rocco, and her sons.
Heather Grant left a message on April 15, 2018:
Dearest Great Uncle
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Heather Grant left a message on April 15, 2018:
Dearest Great Uncle ‭you will be missed by many my thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Emma and the boys. Sending my love to all. I know My grandma may not understand but she was so proud to call you her big brother. rest in eternal peace
Joanne (Ciccozzi) Lembo left a message on April 15, 2018:
Heaven received an angel. He will be remembered here on earth as a talented musician and a wonderful man. My very deepest condolences to Emma and his family. No more tears in heaven.
Debbie Kalmbach left a message on April 15, 2018:
Val "Dad" was a wonderful man. I enjoyed visiting with him and Emma "Mom" and Michael when they would visit Sam. We would go out for breakfast or dinner and sometimes go and see Sam's drama and choir performances. I really enjoyed their visits to Bellefonte. May God bless you Mom, Michael, Sam and Robert through this time of sorrow. You are all in my prayers.
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
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