Michael S. Cocchiara

October 12, 1950 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 70)


Michael S. Cocchiara, 70, of Long Branch, passed away peacefully on September 8th, 2021 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth with his family by his side. Born on October 12th, 1950, Mike is the son of the late Joseph Cocchiara & Margaret Zurek (Dec'd William) Kresho.

Mike belonged to the Charleroi Slovak Club, Charleroi Russian Club, Fairhope Rod & Gun Club and the proud founder of the Local Street Lordz C.C. 

His true passion was classic cars, particularly his aqua blue 1929 Ford Roadster that he enjoyed taking to car shows and car cruises. When Mike wasn’t cruising in his roadster, he enjoyed fishing, working in his garage on his mini bikes, his coin collection or relaxing at the Cozy Nook with his friends.

Surviving to cherish Mike’s memory, his sister Adele (Gregory) Pandrock and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years Mary Jayne (Radacy) Cocchiara and his brother Jimmy Jo Cocchiara.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday September 19th, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 226 Fallowfield Ave, Charleroi. Funeral services will be held on Monday September 20th, 2021 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies 1158 Morgan Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017, where interment will follow. All attending are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at   

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September 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
226 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022

Funeral Service
September 20, 2021

1:00 PM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017

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