March 18, 1937 - June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016
March 18, 1937
Corning, New York
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2 to 3:45 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY
Donald “Rocky” C. Rockwell, 79, of Sayre passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Sayre Health Care in Sayre, PA.
He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Doris Rockwell; and brother, Jerry (Barb) Rockwell.
Rocky is survived by loving wife, Gail Rockwell; his children, Rosemarie (Bryan) Malanoski of West Mifflin, PA, and Randy (Karen) Rockwell of Sayre; step-son, Ryan (Amanda) Fenton of Athens; sister, Lorrainne (Harry) Wright of Athens; brothers, Richard (Carol) Rockwell of West Burlington, and Wayne (Wendy) Rockwell of Panama; grandsons, Joshua (Maureen) Malanoski, Jared (Renna) Malanoski, Jordan Rockwell, Josh Burlingame, and Joey Burlingame; granddaughters, Nicole Malanoski (fiancé, Dalas Mallon-Loeb), and Rozlyn Fenton; great grandson, Paul Liston Malanoski, great granddaughter, Cora Malanoski; mother-in-law, Shirley Frize; sister-in-law, Amy (Scott Sherman) Jones; brothers-in-law, Harry (Francine) White, Robert White, and John White; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He worked at Schweizer Aircraft in Big Flats, General Shelter in Sayre and retired from Paxar/Avery-Dennison in Sayre. He was a volunteer for the Red Cross, officer and coach for the Sayre Little League, involved with Sayre Recreation Basketball, past president of Sayre Redskins Club and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984. He was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. Rocky enjoyed baseball, sports and watching his grandchildren in their various activities.
A time of gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2 to 3:45 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. The family will provide flowers and ask memorial donations be made to Sayre Athletic Committee, attn: Donnie Skerpon, 79 Murray St., S. Waverly, PA 18840 or to an animal shelter of one’s choice. Those wishing may send a message of sympathy by visiting our Facebook page or at “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com