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212 E. Fourth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone: (607) 535-4331
Richard Scaptura

Richard "Rocco" Scaptura

Tuesday, February 19th, 1952 - Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Richard “Rocco” Scaptura
Age 67, of Watkins Glen, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Rocco was born on Feb. 19, 1952, the son of Rocco and Julia Scaptura and was a lifetime resident of Watkins Glen. He was the Supervisor for the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Watkins Glen for 35 years. After he retired, he worked part-time with his son at JAC Contracting. He also enjoyed serving as a volunteer for the Grand Prix Festival, Watkins Glen Sports Boosters Club, Sunset View Creamery Cheese Festival and the Italian-American Festival.

He was predeceased by his parents. Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Laurie; sons, Anthony (Tania) Scaptura, Charlie (Sarah) Scaptura; sisters, Connie (Carl) Chiacchierini, Kathy (Pat) Fennell; 4 grandchildren, Reese Tague, Jade Scaptura, Kade Westervelt, and Maria Scaptura; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St. Watkins Glen on Friday (March 8th) from 3pm-6pm; followed by a time of sharing stories and remembrances of Rocco’s life at 6:00pm at the funeral home; and a reception at the Watkins Glen Fire Company. A private burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations in his memory to the Watkins Glen Fire Company, 201 N. Perry St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
    212 E. Fourth Street
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
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  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 6:00pm
    Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
    212 E. Fourth Street
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
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  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    3700 State Route 14
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
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    A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
  • Reception

    Watkins Glen Fire Company
    201 N. Perry Street
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
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    A Reception will be held from (7pm-9pm) following his Celebration of Life at the funeral home.


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Paul & Anita

Posted at 07:12pm
Laurie and all the family,
We were so sorry to hear about Rocco's passing and our sympathies, thoughts and prayers have been with all of you. I hadn't seen Rocco in quite awhile and wish I had been aware of all that he was going through. He was always a good friend and we shared a lot of good times. There was no better man than Rock and he will be greatly missed. Again, we are so sorry for your loss and pray for strength for the days ahead. With heartfelt sympathy,
Paul, Anita & family


Posted at 08:56pm
Well Roc im so sorry to hear of your passing. I saw u last at a basket ball game,you were helping in the concessions stand we said a breif hellos. You were one of the better of our high school gang. I remember staying out all night roaming the streets of Watkins. Not doing any damage at all just trying to stay out of sight of the cops. Just innocent fun with friends. Our lives split after my graduation but when ever we saw each other a smile and glint in our eyes brought back those and other memories. Deepest sympathies to your wife n children. It was my pleasure to have known you..Your wife and children should be very proud of you. Larr

Bob Hanley

Posted at 05:36pm
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers,

Bob, Lisa and Sam Hanley

Leslie Crane

Posted at 08:48pm
Sending everyone so much strength and courage during this difficult time. I’ll always remember the car rides in high school and seeing his smiling face at the Italian Festival. May all your sweet memories wrap you up in love. Xoxo. Leslie

Ed Grow

Posted at 08:57am
Very sorry to hear of Rocco's passing. He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace . Ed Grow

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