LaVerne S. DeRocco

LaVerne S. (Nesladek) DeRocco was born in Chicago on June 3, 1920 to Frank and Julia (Pecka) Nesladek and died on January 15, 2018.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Richard, and her husband, the late Judge Don DeRocco. She is survived by her children Gary D. (Nancy) DeRocco of Philadelphia Pa., Donna V. (D. Peter) Beirne of Westerville Ohio and Debra A. (Michael D.) Lavelle of Fairlawn. She was proud grandmother of seven and a great grandmother of ten. She and her husband resided in Moreland Hills where they successfully bred, trained and raced thoroughbred horses. She loved to golf, play bridge, cook and dote on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her quick and keen wit, her grace, her generosity, her style and charm. She loved martini‚Äôs, caramel and chocolate but not necessarily in that order.

Her family is grateful to support of Hospice, but most of all for the kindness of the staff and friends at The Gables of Hudson where she resided since 2015. We are especially thankful to her many friends and neighbors throughout her remarkable life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 476 Mull Ave. Akron, 44320. LaVerne's ashes will be intered next to her husband in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bedford Heights, OH. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your chosen charity in her name.