Joseph NoccoName: Joseph Nocco
Date of Death: 05/02/2012
Age at death: 94
Military Service: U.S. Navy
Joseph Samuel Nocco 94, Bradenton, born November 4, 1917 in Lucerne, Pennsylvania, died May 2, 2012 in Bradenton, Florida. Joseph was raised in Homer City, Pennsylvania and graduated from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York in 1940 where he played football and baseball. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946 as a Lieutenant and served in the European theater during W.W.II. After his discharge Joseph moved to Chicago, Illinois and began working for I.B.M. Corporation in what was then the Office Products Division. Joseph remained with I.B.M. in various management positions until his retirement in 1974. A resident of Naperville, Illinois for over 25 years he was active in city politics, serving as President of the Park Board and on the Naperville City Council. He moved to Bradenton, Florida and became a full time resident 25 years ago in the Garden Lakes development. Joe was very active in the Garden Lakes community serving on the Board of Directors in various capacities for many years. He was a volunteer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for 15 years, active with Braden River Presbyterian Church, and looked forward to serving as an election judge for every local and national election. The consummate salesman, Joe loved a good political discussion, spun a great figure on the dance floor, always looked dapper and had a smile for everyone.
He is survived by his children: Brian Nocco (Julie), Jody Reynolds (Max), Capri Wettour (Kenneth), Jeffrey Nocco, and Tina Nocco, his 11 grandchildren; Jennifer Nocco, Bradley Nocco (Judy), Anna Renolds, Alec Nocco (Mallika), Gina Hanson (Nathan), Scott Nocco, Sarah Nocco, Katherine Nocco, Gregory Wettour, Janelle Meyer (Judd), and Mark Wettour and his 3 great-grandchildren, Emily Hanson, Scott Hanson, Victoria Nocco, and his step-great grandson William Croxton. He is also survived by daughter-in-laws Donna Nocco and Karen Nocco.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Elizabeth (Betty) in 2005, as well as his sons Scott and Kelly Nocco.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Braden River Presbyterian Church, 5150 Peridia Blvd. East Bradenton at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Naperville, Illinois in July.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 in charge.