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WALTON - John V. Rocher, 89, of Walton, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at home, following a long illness.
John was born on Oct. 27, 1927, in Carmel, the son of the late John Rocher and Emma (Mantovi) Rocher Felicetti.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Seabee during World War II.
On Aug. 25, 1973, he married Peggy (Phillips) Gribble in Walton. She predeceased him on Oct. 28, 2007.
John was an operating engineer for Local 825 in Springfield Township, New Jersey, before retiring. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the beach, camping and hunting. He was an avid golfer, scoring a hole-in-one at age 75.
John was known for his deep faith and love of his Lord and Savior. He was a regular attendee of the New Hope Community Church, Walton.
John is survived by his loving family, children, Laura (John) Bair of Walton, Susan (Dennis) McLean of Breckenridge, Colorado, Tami (Brian) Lacey of Walton, Diane (Eric) Patterson of Mount Upton, and Dan (Ruth) Gribble of Kearneysville, West Virginia; grandchildren, Eric, Anna, Aaron, Brandi, Bobby, Michael and Samantha; several great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Jon) Hoffman of Walton; sister-in-law, Jeannine Felicetti, Delray Beach, Florida; nephews, Jon Michael (Nicole) Hoffman of Walton; David (Emma) Hoffman of Witcha Falls, Texas; Steven (Gayle) Felicetti of Florida; niece, Lisa (Will) Quick of Florida; several cousins.
John was predeceased by his stepfather, Armando Felicetti Sr.; and brother, Armando Felicetti Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9 to 11 a.m., Aug. 19, at the New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Ave., Walton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Light officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in the Walton Cemetery, Walton.
Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.
Memorial contributions in John's name may be made to New Hope Community Church.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting www.courtneyfh.com.
Published on August 15, 2017
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