Rocco E. Julian

  • Born: January 3, 1933
  • Died: March 23, 2018
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Anthony G. Staab Funeral Home

900 Chartiers Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Tel. (412) 921-1705

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 85, of Ingram, formerly of Elliott, peacefully at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, on Friday, March 23, 2018. Born to Elizabeth and Rocco E. Julian, Sr., in Pittsburgh on January 3, 1933. Beloved husband of 62 years to Patricia A. (Zehfuss) Julian; loving father of Richard (Kathleen), Ronald (Deborah), and Nancy (John) Schneider; "PopPop" of Erika Airhart, Robert and Emily Julian and Shelby Schneider; great-grandfather of Christopher and Breanna Airhart; brother of Peter (late Linda), Marie (late Fred) Richards, Thomas (Debbie) and the late Albert (Viola still surviving), Victor, Teresa (Anthony) DeLellis, Helen Giuliani, Anthony (Dorothy still surviving) and Joseph Julian. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Roc graduated from St. James High School, West End, and played on the 3 time-state Class B PCIAA championship basketball team, that won 66 consecutive games between 1949 and 1952. He attended Duquesne University and played on the 1954 runner up NIT team. He served in the US Army, and after the end of his military service worked for the City of Pittsburgh for 35 years as a Parks and Recreation center director, retiring in 1995. Roc enjoyed working with kids and directing youth programs while working throughout the city of Pittsburgh, including assignments at Olympia Park in Mt. Washington, the Market House in the Southside, and Cowley Field in Troy Hill. He enjoyed all types of sports, puzzles and word searches. Friends received Monday, 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME INC., 900 Chartiers Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15220. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:00 the Ascension Worship Site of St. Philip Parish. Burial to follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery with full military honors.