Thursday, September 09 2021
Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 05:05 pm | Permalink | 28 Comments | Email
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Rocco F Rotondo, 64, of Burkeville VA. on September 8, 2021 after a very long illness. He was a resident at Wellsprings Nursing & Rehabilition Center in Amelia.
Rocco was a devoted husband as well as a beloved Dad, Grandpa and friend to all he met.
Born in Newark, NJ to Patricia Rotondo and the late Francis Rocco Rotondo. Rocco was one of ten children and grew up in the Middletown area before settling in Virginia in 1987.
Prior to moving to VA, Rocco ran his towing business, Rocco's Towing and enjoyed working on cars. Rocco was also very involved in his community in various roles including Rescue Squad/First Aid, East Keansburg Volunteer fire dept, A Middletown Police Reserve Officer and worked his way up to Eagle Scout. However, his favorite role was always spreading Christmas cheer as Santa Claus.
Rocco continued to work on various automotive & recycling projects when he was well enough to.
The simplest pleasures in life brought him the greatest joy. He will be remembered for his kind heart, gentle spirit and never knowing a stranger. Spending time with his family & grandchildren is what he enjoyed most of all.
Rocco is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Sharon Sigler Rotondo, Mother Patricia Rotondo, Children Margaret Gale (Keith), Kimberly Leonard (Jason), John Rotondo (Casynda), Rocco Rotondo Jr (Crystal) & Anthony Rotondo (Symphony) Nine siblings, numerous grandchildren, a great grand child and many loving neices & nephews. He is preceded in death by one grandchild.
Family will receive friends & loved ones (Saturday Sept. 11, 2021 from 4-7pm) at The Quality Inn Burkeville, VA
In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations, in memory of Rocco Rotondo, to Clarke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 404, Kenbridge, VA 23944 to help with expenses.