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Family Funeral Care

2904 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor, MI

OBITUARY

Rocky J. Seprino

July 1, 1956June 3, 2020

“Til death do us part”. My husband has gone to Heaven. Rocky was the strongest, the smartest, most courageous, most determined, most creative, most spiritual person I’ve ever known. His losses and struggles were great but he never gave up, he never stopped thinking of us and what he could do to make our lives better. Rocky wanted to live to his 64th birthday this July 1, 2020. He will always be alive in my heart and soul- 39 years on the rollercoaster together will always be etched into the fabric of my life and I thank him for that and our beautiful children. Rocky passed away at home. His pain was unbearable. He is free of the vessel that was war torn and tattered. I believe that every dancing dragonfly I see will be a reminder of his free loving hippy spirit that will always be there watching over us. Teamo my Love.

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    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Tyler Kowalski

July 2, 2020

Rocky was not only my uncle but a close friend. Ill always cherish the wisdom he shared over the years. Rocky without a doubt is one of the most influential beings in my life.

Dan Sundt

July 2, 2020

I was fortunate to work and become friends with Rocky early in my career. His creativity, humility, work ethic, and pushing of boundaries resulted in some of the best work of our day. More importantly, he was just a really good person in every way.

To know Rocky was a tremendous privilege, and I learned a ton that still helps guide me today. While it has been many years since the last time I saw him, I still feel a kinship.

My heart goes out to Cheryl and the rest of his family. But I trust they know how much of a positive impact Rocky made for so many people before he left. Hopefully that helps soften the blow during this very difficult time.

Hardy Segall

July 1, 2020

I'm so sorry Cheryl. I worked with Rocky in the 80s/90s doing animation and video production. Great talent and dedicated pro. I just heard about his passing today. Reading through the memories weave a wonderful life story.

Joe Grezlik

July 1, 2020

I have many great memories of Rocky that now come to mind more often. We first met Freshman year as he aspired to play DC football and I was a student manager. He would wear his team-issued red cleats for many years beyond high school for Sunday morning touch football.

I remember the first time I heard Rocky play the organ. It was the first time I went to his parents’ house, and it was his dad’s birthday. He wanted to play while his dad snoozed on the couch.

After high school I followed Rocky around to many of his music gigs, as many of us did. Later on, we became roommates, along with our buddy JB Bergel for a few years in a house in Detroit. Those were fun years with many good times. Rocky even tried to give me piano lessons. I lasted one session. Rocky was proud of his Betamax DVR in the era when it competed with VHS. One of our favorite shows was Fridays, the comedy skit program similar to SNL. One of our favorite skits featured the Pharmacist, who we would repeatedly quote for many years.

More recently, Rocky and Cheryl joined me and Sally at a Halloween party, called the Hippie Halloween, that featured the band Magic Bus. Three of us dressed up, Rocky wore some everyday clothes that fit the theme anyway. He really liked the band and their Woodstock-era music.

I’ve often said that Rocky was one of the most talented, creative artists that I’ve ever known, and had the potential to become famous. However, those of us fortunate to have known Rocky appreciate his fun-loving, creative spirit anyway.

Rest in peace, Rock!

Mary Averill

July 1, 2020

Rocky was a great bandmate and friend. We shared a stage together when we were very young and I remember so many moments. He was inventive, gifted and so creative. One of my funniest memories was when he figured out how to move his own B3 organ, Leslie speaker and upright piano to gigs ... of course we all helped, but he figured out a way to manipulate those instruments with leverage and straps. A small statured fellow, it was a sight to behold. I think the thing I remember the most was his love for the music and his contribution in performance. He was amazing. You left a wonderful mark in this world, Rock. Now it's time to rock the Heavens! And I know you will. Sending peace and comfort to all his family and friends.

Mary Delcore

June 30, 2020

Aunt Mary
So you my nephew, I gave you a canvas one day not too long ago and asked if you would do a painting for me. You said, what do you want me to Paint? I would like you to paint me a
painting of what you think I would like and what you think of me. You came back with that painting and it was the most Beautiful Dragonfly. I will always have this hanging in a Special place for you, I Love You Rocky, I am so glad that your home with God the Father and your not in any pain anymore. Save me a seat with you two for when I get home too OK. Love you Rocky, I know you are watching over these three, they really miss you. Amen Son

Terri Green

June 30, 2020

Jeanne & I were so shocked to hear of Rocky’s passing. We are so very sorry for your loss, but thankful he’s at peace & pain free. We pray for peace & comfort to embrace you.

Marco Righettini

June 30, 2020

Rocky,

This is Marco Righettini. I hope and pray you can read my thoughts I write today. You gifted me the start of a career in music when you asked me to play and sing with your show. We went on the road 2 weeks after I joined the band and I never turned back. We had some rough times, but we kept playing.
Today, my prayers are that the lord wraps his loving arms around you and hears my thoughts of thanks of your gift to so many friends.
Che Dio ti benedica amico mio.
Marco

Frank Seprino

June 30, 2020

Growing up, "Rocky J", as I called him, was one of my favorite Seprino cousins. Being close in age we always played together at our numerous visits to Grandma/Grandpa Seprino's house in the 1960's. When his family moved to Michigan, I anxiously looked forward to our family visiting a couple times a year. We had a lot of fun playing all sorts of things, from building "Frankenstein" plastic model cars from the parts of many different models, to playing football, to drawing pictures (of course!). I've uploaded a drawing that Rocky J drew when I visited him in Michigan in the Fall of 1966. Also, I fondly remember going to watch Rocky J play in the many bands he was a part of (Freewind, Jose Perez, Michelle Goulet, etc...). I was always proud that Rocky J and I were the only ones carrying on the "Seprino" name. That now falls to our sons-Rocco and Nick. I will miss you Rocky J! RIP my cousin.

Tony Porada

June 30, 2020

From the first day we met walking home from school as lowly sophomores, I instantly recognized he was a unique personality fueled by an insatiable appetite for humor. Through the years, I watched him reach levels of creativity and marveled at how it came from a place that most of us couldn’t even begin to imagine.

An incredibly talented and creative human being, I enjoyed many years and countless laughs with him. From his “65” mustang with a “manual start” (we all got out and pushed while Rocky popped the clutch). To the night he “borrowed” Alice Coopers top hat at a concert in Florida. The memories will etched in my mind forever. I consider myself fortunate to have know him and will miss him dearly.

FROM THE FAMILY