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Lawrence J. "Larry" Cocozello

September 15, 1935 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 84)


Lawrence J. "Larry" Cocozello, age 84 of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born September 15, 1935 in Staten Island, NY, he was a son of the late James and Marie (Reskovac) Cocozello.  A US Army Veteran, Larry was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Parish in McKeesport and retired after 44 years as a sales manager at Sears in primarily McKeesport, but also Eastgate and Century III malls.  He was a member of CFU Lodge #146 in Versailles and was a big animal lover and avid gardener and outdoorsman.  Most importantly, Larry will be remembered as a loving son, brother, and uncle and great friend to many.  He is survived by his sister Louise (the late Robert) Conway of McKeesport; his niece Monica (Richard) Koontz of Elizabethville; his great-nieces-and-nephew Richie, Maria, and Victoria Koontz; and also many cousins.  Besides his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his nephew James "Jimmy" Conway.  Visitation, funeral services, and committal for Larry will be private at the request of the family.  Memorial contributions in his name should be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.  Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles.  

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Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory
4504 Walnut St.
McKeesport, PA 15132

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