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St. Mary's Cemetery
Sunday March 1st, 2020
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Rocco L. Mell


Rocco L.


It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Rocco L. Mell.  Rocco passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 27, 2020, at the age of 96.  Rocco was born on February 11, 1924 in McKees Rocks, PA to Ferdinando and Rose Mell.  Beloved husband of the late Mary (Huntz) Mell.  He is survived by his children, Melanie (Timothy D.) Hinton, Rocco (DiAnne), Robert (Pam Schmidt and her daughter Jessica), Richard, Rodney (Sharon); and grandfather of Zachary, Ashley and Matthew Mell.  He is also survived by his brother-in-law Dan LaRocco and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Rosa, Joseph, Antoinette, Nevaldo, Millie, Fred and Norma, and many family and friends.

Rocco served in WWII in the Army Air Corps and was a VFW Post Commander for Vesle Post 418.  He worked as a sales manager at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for over 40 years.  Rocco was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was an usher for many years.

The Mell and Hinton families would like to thank those that were a part of Rocco Mell’s 96 years.  The respect and love he was shown throughout his years were immeasurably appreciated.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Family and friends may visit SUNDAY, 2-8 PM, at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, where prayers will be offered Monday, 11:00 AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Archangel Gabriel Parish, St. Mary’s Church.


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Offering my deepest sympathy to the entire Mell family. Rocco (Rocky) worked with my father, Andy Innocenzi, and was a dear friend of his and our entire family. I enjoyed time spent over the years with Rocky during his Metropolitan Life era and during his retirement. What a sweet man who always made me smile! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jamie (Innocenzi) Kistler

Jamie Kistler Mar 1 2020 12:00 AM

Remembering all the rides you offered us in the winter to get to school on those cold mornings. There were 6-7 of us in the Caddy and he would take more if there was room.
Thank you, now it's time to get back to Mary.
You will be missed.
Ronnie Drost

Ronnie Drost Feb 28 2020 12:00 AM

Rob & Family,
My sincerest condolences on the passing of your father Rocco. I never had the pleasure to meet him, but if Rob got any of his traits, I'm sure we woudl have been quick friends. In our prayers.
John & Carla Palczynski

John & Carla Palczynski Feb 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rocco Mell

MARK J. PENTLAND Feb 28 2020 12:00 AM