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Lawrence "Larry" Rocke

Obituary for Lawrence "Larry" Rocke

January 9, 1947 - April 13, 2018
North East, Maryland | Age 71


Lawrence "Larry" Thomas Rocke, age 71, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Elkton, MD to the late Loring Lewis Rocke and Mary Marie (Wiley) Rocke.

Larry took the time to read the News Journal every day, and was able to talk about any subject. He liked sports, and would often be involved with his children's and grandchildren's activities, including coaching soccer for many years. Whenever his grandchildren got hurt in the course of their activities, Larry always had a Band-Aid or the needed fix for what ailed them. Having a lifetime love of animals, once his children left home, he spent his "empty-nest" years with his beloved Doberman, Dakota; and most recently his cat, Felix. Larry found his greatest joy in spending time with his grandchildren and sharing a unique and cherished bond with each of them. He also enjoyed frequent outings, especially fishing, with longtime friend of 50 years, John Weik. They would jokingly refer to each other as "Rockefish" and "Weikfish".

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Connie Rocke; son, Curtis Rocke and his wife, Jamie; daughter, Carleen Manu and her husband, Karl; five grandchildren: Leila, Zayda, Sabriya, Tobey and Ellia; two sisters: Jane and Mary Ann; and two brothers: Bob and Timmy; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A celebration of Larry's life will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, April 27, 2018 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711, where family and friends may begin visiting at 6:00pm.

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122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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