Roche “Rocke” A. Izzo, age 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away at Christiana Hospital on November 12, 2017.
Born in Wilmington, DE he was the son of the late Mary (DiGiacomo) and Francis J. Izzo. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1955 and worked at Hercules until his retirement in 1995. After Hercules, Rocke worked as a technician for AET. He also worked for New Castle County Parks and Rec part-time for 32 years. Rocke was an active bowler, participating in numerous leagues including the Parkway and Grady’s Leagues. Rocke was Softball Commissioner and Umpire in Chief for the State of Delaware. He was a member of St. John the Beloved Parish and the St. Anthony Holy Name Society.
In addition to his parents, Rocke was predeceased by his daughter, Denise Izzo, and his sister, Rose Ann Izzo Baker, both in 2015. Rocke is survived by his wife, Alice (Geiszler) Izzo of Wilmington, DE; his son, Francis Izzo and his wife, Carolyn of Marlton, NJ; his daughter, Mary Alice Moran and her husband, George of Wilmington, DE; and his grandchildren, Ashley, Sydney and Emily Izzo and Alicia and Nicholas Moran.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Christiana Hospital and Fresenius Dialysis centers in Newport and Lantana Square for all their care.
A visitation will be held on Friday November 17th, 2017 from 9:30AM to Noon at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30PM at St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Delaware Softball Hall of Fame, 92 Reads Way #104, New Castle, DE 19720. Online condolences can be made at mealeyfuneralhomes.com.