Obituary of Carl N. Rockey Jr. , 51
|Name of Deceased||Carl N. Rockey Jr.|
|Date of Death||11/28/2009|
|Date of Birth||03/24/1958|
|Funeral Home||Wetzler Funeral Service|
Carl N. Rockey Jr., 51, of Bellefonte, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in College Township. Born on March 24, 1958, in Bellefonte, he was a son of Carl N. Rockey Sr. and the late Barbara Hillard Rockey.
Carl was a 1976 graduate of the Bellefonte Area High School. He was of the Protestant faith. Carl was a percussion instructor for the Bellefonte Area High School from 1977 through 1993. He was also a drummer and played in several bands including Shelter, Beaver Brothers, Renegade and the Hobos. He was formerly employed by Piezo Kinetics of Bellefonte. Carl enjoyed NASCAR, music, and traveling with family. He was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football fan.
He is survived by one sister Lisa Robinson and her husband Terry, of Howard; two nieces Stacey Robinson, of Howard and Jeri Beth Jarrett and her husband Nathan, of Montgomery; one nephew; Casey Rockey Jr. and his wife Tracey, of Ohio; two great-nieces; Victoria Robinson and Taylor Rockey, and two great-nephews; Connor Jarrett and Austin Rockey.
There will be a public visitation from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Andrew Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Meyer Cemetery in Benner Township.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Carl N. Rockey Jr. Percussion Scholarship. While the scholarship is being set up, contributions may be sent to 1385 Orviston Mountain Road, Howard, PA 16841.