Stephen P. Tocco, 91, of Lakewood, died suddenly on August 2, 2018. Born in Euclid, PA., he was raised in Elizabeth, lived in Linden for 60 years before moving recently to Leisure Park in Lakewood. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Elizabeth and worked 38 years with Elizabethtown Gas Company before retiring in 1988.
Stephen is predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen (Swysh), his parents, Alfonso “Frank” and Concetta “Rose” (Silverio), 8 siblings, Louis, Philomena “Minnie” Rago, Mary Nigro, Edwardo “Harry”, Concetta “Didi” Alawatt, Claire “Gladys” Abitanto, Agnes Valenti, and Dominic. Steve is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews. Steve was a joy to be with and well-loved by all who knew him.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 10th, at 10:30am in St. Anthony’s Church, 853 Third Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.