Joel Anthony Roco, age 20, passed away on December 26, 1990 at the home of his parents, Jose and Tess Roco in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Joel attended Olympus Jr. High School where he was active in wrestling. He graduated from Olympus High School in 1988. Joel was an avid motorcyclist. He was also an active and faithful member of the Philippine-American Association of Utah in which his parents have been serving as officers and members since its organization.Joel is survived by his parents, Jose Rocco, a metallurgical engineer at Kennecott Copper, and Tess Roco, a nurse at the University of Utah Medical Center; a brother, Timothy, age 22; and a sister, Tessa, age 17; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Roco, Seattle, Washington, former residents of the Bicol Province, Philippines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Utah Chapter, in the name of Joel Roco. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m., at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 1375 East Spring Lane, where friends may call at the time of the service. Committal Service, Mt. Calvary Mausoleum. Funeral Directors: Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary.
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