David A. Rocco

February 27, 1989 - January 18, 2020

David Rocco

David Anthony Rocco, 30, a Pittsburgh South Side resident passed peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Born on February 27, 1989, David was the son of Tony Rocco and Linda (Meinert) Rocco, sister of Diana Rocco of Tampa, Florida and brother of Greg Rocco of Pittsburgh.
He was preceded by his grandparents Dominic Rocco, Dolores (Corton) Rocco and Nancy (Meier) Meinert of Pittsburgh. He is also survived by his grandfather Bob Meinert of Neville Island.
David was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and was an exceedingly creative and successful designer. David enjoyed music, traveling, skiing, and all forms of art, including tattoo art and was a drummer in several bands, most recently Some Kind of Animal.
David’s many talents, strong will, passion for living life his way and loyalty were an inspiration for his family and friends. David is deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
The family will hold a private memorial service for David.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to CORE, Center for Organ Recovery and Education at 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15238 or www.core.org.

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  • Steve & Irene Danylo

    Rocco Family – we are deeply saddened for you and regret that we only just found out. Sending you prayers for comfort and peace.

  • Kathi Hursh

    Linda and Tony, God bless your wonderful son. I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Love to you, Kathi

  • The Ritenour family

    Tony, Linda, Diana and Greg
    We are deeply sorry about the loss of David. May you take comfort in loving memory and the friends and family that surround you.

  • The Ritenour family

    Tony, Linda, Diana and Greg
    We are deeply sorry about the loss of David. May you take comfort in loving memory and the friends and family that surround you.

  • Sherry Orbash-Gregory

    I am so sorry for your great loss. I only met David a couple times, but Breesa spoke fondly of him, confirming the exceptional, talented person he was. May god grant you peace in this very difficult time….. a special hug for Greg and continued prayers for the family🙏🏻

  • Uncle Mike

    You will forever be in our hearts. We love you David. Until we meet again.

  • David & Noelle Cottman

    We are so very sorry for your loss. David is an angel now; may you find comfort in knowing he is at peace. My husband, David worked with your son and said he was very nice and very artistic. You have our deepest sympathy.
    God Bless!

  • Scott Hamilton

    May David be greeted at the gates with open arms. I truly enjoyed my time with David and witnessing his talents as a designer grow while he was with us at IDL. He was an exceptional designer and artist. My families thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • Ken Fink

    We are so sorry for the loss of your son David. May he rest in peace.

  • Jim Wahl

    My sincere condolences to your family and everyone fortunate enough to have been part of his life.

  • Brandi Heichel, HR IDL

    David was a bright light to all who had the pleasure of working with him at IDL. His talent was inspiring and his smile and zest for life and adventure was infectious. We will all fondly remember him as a member of the IDL Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of David’s loved ones.

  • Gregg Palermo

    My Condolences to the Rocco Family. I had the pleasure of working with Dave and have nothing but fond memories. May he rest in peace.

  • William H Ernst

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your grandson, Bob. Please accept Pat’s and my sincere condolences for you and the family ❤

  • Jacob Beck

    I worked closely with Dave at IDL for nearly 2 years. I loved working with him, and loved being around him. He will be missed by many.

    – Jacob Beck

  • Dean DeMarco

    David was such inspiration to all of us and who lived his life in such a way that we should emulate his compassion love of life and how to be a true Free Spirit.
    The world will be a lesser place without him, but I take comfort in the fact that we are all better for knowing him.
    God Bless him and the entire Rocco Family.
    I wish you all peace.
    Dean DeMarco

  • Ron Vodenichar

    Linda and I were so sorry to hear this news. He was quite the fighter and a great example to “never give up”.

  • Bill & Nancy Jose

    Nancy & I are deeply saddened by the loss of David. He was very young when his body began to betray him and yet he lived an active and full life despite the pain and illnesses he endured. I will never forget the first time I met David- on the soccer field in Cranberry, helping his dad coach the team. Tony was the coach and he would call Kyle ” CAL”. But my most vivid memory was watching David running effortlessly up and down the field, controlling the ball, pure athleticism flowing through his body – a gifted athlete for sure.
    We are truly sorry for your loss. He will live forever in your hearts. We love you guys…

  • Justin and Beth Scott

    So incredibly sorry for you loss – your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Bob & Rhonda Pro

    Tony, Linda, & Family….
    Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on your terrible loss. May your beautiful memories of David bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Sending our love and praying for you…..
    Bob & Rhonda Pro


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