James J. Rocks, Jr. (Jimmie). Beloved son of James Sr. and Catherine Jacob, of Astoria, N.Y. Caring brother of his sister Katherine. Proud uncle of Glen Kane. James was a graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School and Fordham University. He served in WWll and is a combat veteran, ETO. He was a very loving husband of Patricia Ann Lee, of the Bronx. James was a loved and admired father of Michael, Timothy (Donna) and Elizabeth. Proud grandfather of Katherine, Bridget and Shannon. He sacrificed for his children's happiness and future, working two jobs while being a devoted and caring father. A career civil servant with the city of New York. Like his Dad, a Yankee fan through and through. Introduced his children to the same via the Grant Ave. subway station to the old, old Stadium. True friend, sentimental without being emotional, kind without drawing attention. Our Dad will be missed.
A funeral Mass will be offered Monday April 8, 2039 at Sacred Heart R.C. Church 720 Merrick Avenue North Merrick. Interment with Military Honors Calverton National Cemetery.
Visitng will be will be Sunday, April 7 from 2:00 PM to 5:00PM at N. F. Walker Funeral Home 2039 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY.