Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
ROCCO, Rebecca C.

ROCCO, Rebecca C.

REBECCA CHRISTINA ROCCO. Age 79. Beloved wife of Judge Kenneth Rocco for 57 years. Beloved mother of Dr. Elizabeth Rocco (Laurence) and Kathleen Rocco. Cherished grandmother of Eli and Ana Milena. Beloved daughter of Erwin and Christina Schott. Dear sister of Richard Schott of Dayton, Ohio.

Four time cancer recurrent, Rebecca persevered in life with dignity and grace. She taught American History at Holy Name High School with such creativity that made history come alive for her students. In retirement, she taught English as a second language in several venues.

Rebecca was active in the community of St. Malachi, Rebecca volunteered at Malachi center and the Monday night meal and served a term as community president. in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gathering Place and Malachi House.


Messages of Condolence

  1. I have been blessed with a long history with Rebecca going back to Ohio University in 1959. We have shared so many life experiences over the years and I am blessed with so many good memories. Our annual Fuzzie reunions for the past 20 years have kept us so connected. I am so grateful that your family was able to enjoy a gathering just a few weeks ago and that Rebecca was able to hug her grandchildren for one last time. My heart goes out to Ken who adored Rebecca beyond words and to Kathy and Elizabeth and family. Whenever I sit in my Jessica Charles chair I will be with Rebecca. With love and gratitude for having Rebecca as my friend. Mary

  2. Dear Ken and family…..We are so saddened to hear of your great loss. Rebecca was such a special lady, and, although we did not see her often, when we did, she was always so gracious and smiling. So sorry you have lost such an important branch of your family tree. Hope to see you soon.
    With love,
    Blase & Cheryl

  3. A dear lady. Respected thinker. Good friend to so many, who are better for her coming and saddened by her going, but happy for her peace with her God.

  4. Ken It was such a pleasure to have known Rebecca.She was a beautiful person in so many ways.My deepest condolences go out to you..She will be in my prayers. Terry

  5. Becky was a very gracious lady and good family friend. Her attitude was most inspiring. My condolences to Ken and his family for their loss.

  6. Seems like only yesterday we were in my motor home with all the kids cruising down to Florida.— a life well lived.

  7. My deepest sympathy to you all. I met your wife and mother over 45 years ago in Parma. We moved to Vermilion in 1975 and I lost touch. She was a wonderful person. I no longer remember through what means we met, but do remember being at your home.

  8. Dear Ken, Elizabeth and Kathy,
    You are in our prayers; we will greatly miss Rebecca. We wish we could be there with you this week, but with my health issues and the virus, we are afraid to make the trip. Our memories of all our good times will keep Rebecca alive in our hearts.

  9. ken, i am so sorry for your loss. rebecca was a remarkable woman. i remember her from the monday night meal – unflappable and endlessly generous. we were lucky to have her. peace be with you.

  10. Dear Ken, Liz, Kathy, and “Grands,”
    Deepest condolences on the loss of Rebecca. She and I kept in touch all of these years. I will miss my good friend.
    Prayers to all of you.
    Cassie Conti

  11. Ken & family,
    So Sorry to learn of Becky’s passing. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers. May she rest in peace.
    Len and Dotti Calabrese

  12. Kathleen, sorry to hear if your mother’s death. My prayers are are with you and your family during this time. May God welcome your mother into her eternal home.

  13. It has been a wonderful long history knowing Rebecca (Becky) since living together for 3 years in the sorority house at Ohio University. Also special over the last 20 years six of us “sisters” have been getting together in May in various parts of the country. Rebecca has been such a trooper and missed only one of the reunions. We will miss her fun stories and great wisdom.
    Tom and I send our deepest condolences to Ken and family.

  14. Ken you have our deepest sympathy.What a wonderful person Rebecca was. She was radiant and always smiling. We will dearly miss Rebecca. We know she is now is God’s hand. Ken, please share our condolences with your family.
    Joe and Mary Zajac

  15. Ken, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Rebecca. She was always very supportive of Malachi Center. My deepest sympathy to your family . May She Rest in The Peace of Christ.
    Peggy O’Neill Cooney

  16. Ken.
    Lou and I are sending our love and deepest sympathy as we remember Becky.
    Wishing you peace and comfort.

  17. Dear Ken and family,

    My condolences on Rebecca’s death. I was so glad to see you, Ken, with Rebecca on rare occasion years ago. I grew up with Rebecca and Richard in Miamisburg, and remember many warm occasions with all the Schott family. In 1960 I was privileged to visit the Pukancik relatives of Christina’s family in Slovakia. God bless you all. Rosh

  18. Ken Liz and Kathy I am so sorry for you loss. She was a kind and loving person, I will miss her, She was a lot of fun growing up, She was a very good ole model. I know you will het a lot, You are in my prayers.

  19. If I were to create a bookmark to honor my book’-loving friend, it would
    read: R Radiant
    E Elegant
    B Bouyant
    B Brave
    E Ebullient
    C Caring
    A Always……..

    Peace and joy as you dance in your new life. Peace of heart to
    Ken, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and the family and friends who will
    miss your earthly presence.

  20. We have lost a much loved cousin. We are grateful for all of her help when we compiled the family tree. Our loss is Heavens gain. Even though we lived far away from each other we always stayed in touch.

  21. Ken, Kathy & Elizabeth – I am so grateful to have been able to watch the funeral mass and hold space for Rebecca’s graceful transition. I was so honored that the goldstone necklace has comforted you Elizabeth and helped you see light in the darkness. Your mom’s presence with you on your drive comforts me as I worry about you all as you process everything that has happened. Please know how lovely I thought your mom was – what a light she shown as she graced us all with her presence. I feel blessed to have known her and to have been able to participate in the celebration of her life.
    Deepest blessings, Elisa

  22. Dear Kenny,
    I have been in a travel mode getting ready to sell my mom’s place in Stuart. I just heard about Rebecca today. I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed being the courier of the Leisure Village photos and glad that they brought smiles and fond memories to Rebecca. My thoughts and prayers are with you..Healing hugs from an old friend Tina

  23. Dear cousin Kenny,

    I just got off the phone with one of our other cousins who shared the tragic news of Rebecca’s passing last month. I am so saddened for your loss. I know that her health journey was quite challenging over these past many years, but she carried on with a remarkable and uncommon grace, strength and dignity.
    May God Bless and comfort you and the family during this most difficult period. Love you dear cousin.

    Jim Conforto

  24. Having just learned that Our Lord has brought Becky home to Paradise with Him, I am saddened by her demise, but happy for her. It was an honor to know sweet and lovely Becky for a half-century, since our college days. We know that Becky is now in a better place with Our Savior Jesus Christ. Let’s pray for her perpetually, every day, until our Reunion with her. Mutual friends should be aware that they can still celebrate in her Mass of Celebration on the Zabor website, as I just gratefully did.
    William F. Chinnock, Boulder, Colorado

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