Rocco Arlotta Jr.
Rocco Arlotta Jr., 73, of Prairie Grove, Ark., passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ark.
He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Port Chester, N.Y., to Rocco and Phyllis Levier Arlotta. He served in the United States Army. He worked at the Stamford, Conn., post office for more than 30 years. He was an active union member, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and he also worked part time for the World Wrestling Federation.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Arlotta of the home; three sons, Rocco Arlotta III of Connecticut, Gerald Arlotta of Connecticut and Michael Arlotta of New York State; one daughter, Sarah Russo and husband Anthony Russo of Prairie Grove; two sisters, Elaine Moyer of New Rochelle, N.Y., and Carol Petrucelli of New Rochelle; three grandchildren, Aaron Arlotta, Victoria Russo and Brianna Russo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Stamford, Conn.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E. Longview St., Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Online condolences may be left at www.siscofuneral. com.
He retired from Frito Lay after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Summers Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher and music director for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Betty Jo Young; one daughter, Dorothy Ann Young; one grandson, Jeremy Young; one sister, Helen Leflet; and one brother, Leon Young.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Young; two children, Paul Young and wife Becky and Linda Springston and husband Gary; one sister, Shirley Wilson and husband Clarence; four grandchildren, Joel Paul Young and wife Tiffany, Kara Young and wife Stacy, Andrea Jo Stinson and husband John and Becca Springston; three great-grandsons, Kreiger Wayne, Benjamin Jeremiah and Jase Monroe; three step-grandchildren, Keith Fuller and wife Melissa, Megan Neal and husband Heath and Kim Pilgrim and husband Nick; one step-great-grandson, Caleb Pilgrim; three step-great-granddaughters, Teagan, Olivia, and Bria.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Summers Baptist Church. Burial will be in Summers Cemetery. A graveside service is not planned.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons, P.O. Box 641, Prairie Grove, AR 72753 or Summers Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 27, Summers, AR 72769.
Online guest book, www. luginbuel.com.
Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Ark., was in charge of arrangements.