Robert “Bob” Paul DiRocco

Date of Death: November 26, 2022
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
2130 Franklin Ave.
Morton, PA 19070
Saturday 12/3, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery
1600 S Sproul Rd
Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 544-4933 | Map
Saturday 12/3
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
2130 Franklin Ave.
Morton, PA 19070
Saturday 12/3, 11:30 am

DiRocco Robert Paul “Bob”, age 81, on November 26, 2022 of Morton, PA formerly of Overbrook, PA. St Thomas More ’59 and Men of Malvern. Bob loved playing pinochle, reading and swimming at Ridley YMCA. Predeceased by his parents Anna (nee Teti) and Philip DiRocco and his sisters Norma Charamella, Gloria Charamella, and Barbara Weston.Continue Reading

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Beth Ann DiRocco Berman left a message on January 20, 2023:
The world is a little quieter. My wonderful father passed away on November 26th after a courageous, almost 5 year battle with cancer. He was a great man. Kind, funny, so much fun. He loved my mother dearly and they had just recently celebrated 54 years of marriage. My brother, Paul and I were so lucky to call him Dad. He adored his grandchildren. He was a man of faith. He attended mass almost daily and when he was unable to, he often watched his local mass online. I’m trying to take comfort in the fact that he is at peace. I imagine it was quite a reunion in heaven with his parents, sisters and many dear friends and relatives. He was a proud member of the Saint Tommy More Class of 1959. He always looked forward to STM get togethers. He enjoyed his Memorial Day Weekend retreats at Malvern Retreat house for close to 60 years. He was a member of the Y for as long as I can remember. He met so many people there. He enjoyed the conversations. He made the effort to remember names and details of so many lives. He was genuinely interested in everyone he met. For several years he worked at the Ridley Y checking guests in at the back entrance and thoroughly enjoyed all the conversations with so many people. He was a longtime member of Morton Aquatics and loved spending time with friends there. He was a graphic design artist way before computers. I loved going to art museums with him as he shared his love and knowledge of art. There was so much sports knowledge in his head. The music collection was amazing and he knew all the band history. So many songs will remind me of him. An avid reader, there are many walls of books in his collection. He was a good friend and was lucky to have some amazing friends. We are fortunate to have a wonderful group of cousins. He loved all of you so much. He was generous and kind and helpful, loud, crazy (CB) and fun. I loved the stories of basketball games he played at Cassidy and wow could he play baseball! He beat many of you at Pac Man! Trivial Pursuit legend. He was the fun dad. We played pinochle often. He was the most perfectly obnoxious winner and hysterically sore loser. We laughed A LOT. We talked often. He listened well. I loved him and will miss him forever. Until we meet again, Daddy. Love always, Beth
Joe and Marsha Caltabiano left a message on December 4, 2022:
Joe and I are truly so sorry for the loss of Bobby. He was a very special person and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
John Haberlin left a message on December 3, 2022:
That is a BEAUTIFUL and MEANINGFUL "Tribute Video" remembering your DAD and his deeply held FAMILY.
Ray Haffelfinger left a message on December 3, 2022:
Geez, my memories of Bobby and Kathy go back to the late 60’s early 70’s, we shared an alleyway, they lived directly behind me Atwood rd & 65th st. I remember both Paul and Beth when they were very young (use to carry her when she was a wee one) we would visit on Christmas Eve and partake in libations and laugh the whole night ( I think there was some audio at one time) fun times. But Saturday’s were the best, we would play basketball at Cassidy then go to Narbeth for some more BUT the issue was none of us had a car, but Bobby did. So we had to go wash his car before heading off to play. He has these really cool reverberating speakers we’d love to listen to. Bobby loved to play sports, wether it be touch football (really quick) or softball (he threw quirky, bad shoulder) always active. Their back door was always open ‘cause Bobby was, for quite awhile was trying to finish off their basement. In later years I’d get together with them both after the STM breakfast for “a few” I believe Bobby enjoyed a 7&7??. My memories of Bobby, Kathy and Overbrook will never fade away, a happy time in my life. You were a wonderful Father, a Friend and a Funny Guy. May you Rest In Peace Bobby . Hippo
Bonnie Keller left a message on December 2, 2022:
I am so sorry for your loss. I work at Ridley Ymca. so I know Bob from there. What a sweet guy! I loved to chat with him. He even tried my water aerobics class in the afternoon. I gave him a run for the money. Rest Easy Bob.
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Rich DeStefano left a message on December 1, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. Remember hanging out with Bob when we were kids in the driveway behind our homes. We had lunch in October and shared some "old days" stories. Had lunch with him a while ago and he remembered an exchange we had in 1994 at my father's funeral about why he should quit smoking. Good memories.
Susan Mason left a message on December 1, 2022:
I will always remember his boisterous laugh. Bob was so full of fun and laughter and love ❤️ for his family! My deepest condolences and prayers for peace and comfort.
John and Fran DiLorenzo left a message on November 30, 2022:
We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful person, a good friend. Our lives were much richer for having known him. We will miss him. He will always be in our hearts. Sending love and prayers to the family, John and Fran. PS Save us a seat at the pinochle table
Danjolell Memorial Homes and Crematory left a message:
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