Joseph Stephen Bocka

October 7, 1947January 24, 2018

Joseph Stephen "Grand Joe" Bocka, age 70, passed away unexpectedly at Passavant Hospital on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He was the loving husband of twenty-two years to Mary Louise (DeMore) Bocka. Joe was the devoted father of Brian Bocka and his wife Kristen of Rockville, MD, Carrie Richards and her husband Kenny of West View, John Folino and his husband Chris of Millvale, JoAnn Sgro and her husband Yogi of Ross Township, Julie Farina and her husband Tim of Ross Township and Joseph Folino and his wife Chelsey Dunbar of Ross Township. He will always be remembered as the proud "Grand Joe" of his grandchildren; Robby, Hannah, Nick, Zach, Jacob, Joey, Darian, Isabella, Kendra and Tucker. Also surviving is his brother, Stephen Bocka. Joe was preceded in death by his sister, the late Terry McCann. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 28th, 2018, from Noon to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM at the Healy-Hahn Funeral Home, Inc., 512 Grant Avenue, Millvale, (412-821-2940). At the appropriate time for his family, Joe will be buried at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, a decision made given his two tours of service during the Vietnam War where he served our country honorably in the US Army. He will also be remembered as the "Man Who Would Give You The Shirt Off His Back" and drop whatever project he may be tackling to stand side by side with his family when needed. Each and every soul was welcome at his table and welcome in his home. The angels have truly gained a treasured man. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. On-line condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, January 28, 2018

Joseph Stephen Bocka

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January 26, 2018

So sorry for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14. A wonderful hope of seeing your loved ones again.