Obituary Details

John Philip LaRocca

December 10, 1967 - April 7, 2017

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time:
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
Date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

John P. LaRocca, born in Syracuse, New York, resident of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 7, 2017 at the age of 49. John was preceded in death by his father F. Anthony LaRocca.

John was an avid outdoorsman, a tailgating master, a beer enthusiast and the founder of Phoenix Commercial Properties. He received the
esteemed Silver Beaver Award for his long-standing service and dedication to the Boy Scouts; was a member of the Executive Council Board for Boy Scouts of America; and was one of the original founders of Sons of Italy. John was committed to taking care of all of those he loved. His giving spirit and fiery passion will be dearly missed.

John is survived by his wife Suzanne Thomas LaRocca and by his 4 children Alexandra, Connor, Anderson and Braeden and his mother, M. Carol LaRocca.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 5-8 pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 2761. Funeral, will be at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 600 W Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Occoneechee Council Endowment Fund, Boy Scouts of America 3231 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604 are greatly appreciated.
Posted by:
Lin Gaudette
Posted on:
April 14, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of John Philip LaRocca
Posted by:
Mike Jones
Posted on:
April 14, 2017
"Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh."

Taps (Scout Camp daily closing theme)

From BSA Troop 214 - Benson Memorial UMC, Raleigh
Posted by:
Tri-Towne Rentals
Posted on:
April 13, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of John Philip LaRocca
Posted by:
Cortney
Posted on:
April 10, 2017
Such a big and vivacious personality to be lost so young. I have great memories of tailgating with John and the LaRocca family! He was always so welcoming to me and my family. To Suzanne, Morgan and the entire LaRocca and Thomas families we are praying for you and hope that you all can take comfort in all the fun memories you have with John.
With Love,
Cortney, Dan, Georgia, & Josie Hart
Posted by:
David Forrest
Posted on:
April 10, 2017
We are all saddened to hear of John's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Suzanne and family. David Forrest
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Margaret Malone
Posted on:
April 10, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of John Philip LaRocca
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Wade & Shirley Darroch
Posted on:
April 9, 2017
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Funeral

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
520 West Holding Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Cemetery

Unknown Location