Rocco L. Mascioli Obituary
December 15, 2022
Rocco L. Mascioli
December 8, 2022
Rocco L. Mascioli, 94, of Aston, PA died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 8, 2022. He is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 68 years. He will be deeply missed by his children Thomas (Gigi), Janice (Vincent), Madeleine (Michael), Christopher (Susan), Gregory (Linda), Carolyn (Neale) and Daniel; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Devoted to his family and his faith, he was humble, patient, giving and generous.
Born in Mount Carmel, PA, Rocco was the eldest child of Lawrence and Angelina Mascioli. He was the Valedictorian of the Frackville, PA High School class of 1946 and served in the Army for two years before graduating from Bucknell University in 1952. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957.
Rocco was employed first with Houdry Process Corporation, then with Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated before retiring from Arco Chemicals. As Director of Applied Research, he received numerous patents and was responsible for the development of aircraft deicers.
He volunteered for several civic associations, was a leader in local politics and was very involved in Saint Joseph’s Church serving most recently as a lector and Eucharistic Minister.
Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, December 13, 2022 10:00 AM at the Church of St. Joseph, 3235 Concord Road, Aston where friends and relatives may gather 8:45 AM till 9:45 AM. Interment is at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Church of St. Joseph of Aston.
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