Obituary of Frank P. La Rocca
Frank P. La Rocca, 94, of Mt. Arlington, passed away on Sunday May 29, 2022 at Morristown Medical Center.
Born in Manhattan, NY on May 12, 1928 to the late Anthony and Angelina (Guttilla) La Rocca, Frank was a graduate of City College of New York, as well as Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, NY. Frank served proudly in the United States Naval Reserves. He worked as a Supervisor of Production and Inventory Control at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in Jersey City prior to his retirement in 1983. Frank also worked as a Purchasing Manager at Seagrave Coatings in Carlstadt retiring in 1993.
Frank was a parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mt. Arlington where he was a member of their Knights of Columbus Council. In his youth, Frank enjoyed horseback riding in Prospect Park and throughout Brooklyn and barrel racing at Cimarron Ranch in upstate New York. He participated in fencing during his years at Erasmus Hall High School. Frank enjoyed his home, his family and loved nature and animals.
Frank was predeceased by his wife Catherine in 1999. His brother Anthony La Rocca and sister Nelda Azzinaro also died previously.
Survivors include his daughter, Christine and son Anthony, granddaughter Jessica and grandson Michael.
Frank's Life Celebration will include visiting on Sunday June 5th from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. A funeral Mass will be offered on Monday June 6th at 11:00am at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mt. Arlington. Frank will be laid to rest at Stanhope Union Cemetery in Mt. Olive Township immediately following Mass.