John J. DiCocco, 70, of Springfield, New Jersey passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Overlook Hospital.
John was born on February 14, 1947 in Newark, New Jersey. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dionisio and Messina (nee DeCarlo) DiCocco.
John grew up in Newark and graduated from Westside High School. He settled in Springfield and married his wife Sally. He owned and operated Salt & Pepper Men’s Clothing Shop, Newark, NJ for many years. John worked as a Sales Manager in appliance sales for many organizations.
John loved all varieties of music but especially Christian worship music and enjoyed playing the drums. He was a member of Calvary Tabernacle where he was involved in Men’s ministry and Promise Keepers. He was a kind, sensitive and loving man who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sally (Casternovia) DiCocco. He is survived by his children; daughter, Dana (DiCocco) Mahowald and husband Lucas, son, Christopher DiCocco and daughter, Rachael DiCocco. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Dino DiCocco, brother-in-law, Eugene Casternovia, and sister-in-law, Erlene Casternovia. John was the loving uncle to Amanda DiCocco, nephew, Daniel DiCocco, nephew, Jesse DiCocco, niece, Amanda Evey and husband Garth, and great-nephew, Lucas Perez.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ.