Albert Philip Cocco, 98, of Pittston Township, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the home of his grandson in Shavertown on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Born in Dupont on April 26, 1922, he was the son of the late Philip and Carmella Bianco Cocco, the youngest of 13 children.
He was a graduate of Dupont High School and had served in the US Army during World War II. He had worked for Santarelli Concrete until his retirement in 1990.
He was a member of the Dupont VFW, Italian Citizens Club, the American Legion, and the Teamsters Union.
Albert took a lot of pride and found great joy in caring for his infamous tomato garden with his dear friend and neighbor, Betty Belles. Albert’s favorite past time was playing slot machines and going out to eat with friends and family. He also enjoyed time spent with his godson and nephew, Philip Cocco.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Helen Gall Cocco; daughter, Gloria Jackson; son-in-law, Bob Jackson; great-grandson, Liam Schulze and
long-time companion Elsie Sabatelli.
Surviving are daughters Carla Ferrara (Sam), West Pittston and Rose Ann Podminick (Frank), Colorado Springs; grandchildren Tammy O’Connor (Jim), Laflin; Bob Jackson (Michele), Bear Creek; Jack Delaney, West Pittston; Christopher Slezak (Sabrina), Shavertown; Shannon Graham (Bruce), Shavertown; Dawn Jackson, Pittston Township; and Michele Schulze (Chris), Colorado Springs; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont and interment in the parish cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Liam’s Lighthouse Foundation.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.