Joseph Rocchino, "Jay", died peacefully on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at his home in Plymouth Meeting, PA. He was 93 years old.
Born in Ambler, he was the son of the late Antonio and Caroline (Zangrone) Rocchino. Jay was an Ambler police officer prior to enlisting in the US Army. He owned and operated Jay's Beverage in Ambler for over 50 years until his retirement in 1999.
Jay was a member of the Montgomery County F.O.P. and an honorary member of the Harmonville Fire Company. He and his wife Joan loved spending time at their home in the countryside of Lancaster County, where Jay spent many hours birdwatching.
Jay is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Joan (nee Paul). He is the loving father of Debbie (Rocchino) Garnett of Conshohocken, and Susan (Rocchino) Ritchey of Ambler. He is the dear grandfather of Janice Marie Heron, Tim Ritchey, Jr., Jayson Ritchey, Bruce Garnett, Jr., and great-grandfather of Ashleigh, Aela, and Ryan.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA, 19002.
Memorial Donations in his memory to The Gift of Life Family House, which provides lodging and support services for family members of patients awaiting organ transplants in Philadelphia area hospitals, are appreciated by Jay's family.
GIFT OF LIFE FAMILY HOUSE
401 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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