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Rocco B. Quaranto

June 28, 1940 — September 23, 2023

Rocco B. Quaranto age 83 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully, Saturday September 23, 2023, in the Donnell House, Washington. He was born June 28, 1940, in Star Junction, a son of the late Joseph and Stella Ludwick Quaranto. Rocco was Roman Catholic and lived most of his life in the Perryopolis area. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army having served in France and Germany, with two tours in Vietnam. He retired after 20 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer. After his military career ended, Rocco was employed in the VW Plant in New Stanton, then was employed by the US Army Reserves as a trainer. He then owned a franchise with Cornwell Tools and prior to his retirement, enjoyed being a security officer at the Meadows Casino in the Meadowlands. He was a faithful member of the Perryopolis and Washington Lions Club for over 42 years, where he had served as president. On July 28, 2003, he married Barbara Vargo who survives. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his children, Rocco B. Quaranto Jr and his wife Cynthia of Wilmington NC, Theresa McCulloch and her husband Patrick of Perryopolis, David J. Quaranto and his wife Chrissy of Grindstone, his sister Betty Jean  Nutter of California, grandchildren, Patrick and Stephen McCulloch, Rocco III, Brittney (Grier) and Logan Quaranto, Justin and Heath Quaranto, 5 great grandchildren, an “adopted” daughter Alicia Booker-Carney and 3 “adopted” grandchildren Jackson, Caroline and Mary Kate Pistner. The deceased, in addition to his parents, is his sister, Mary Lou Acquaviva.

Private Catholic Blessing Services and interment with full Military Honors by the VFW Post 191 of Canonsburg and the United States Army will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, in Cecil Twp. All funeral arrangements have been entrusted into the care of SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg (724-745-8120). To view or extend condolences please visit

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