Carol J. Coccia, age 69, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of White Oak, died January 21, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born March 16, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Sowa) Heveker and the wife of Samuel G. Coccia, Sr.
Carol retired as a travel agent from the former Cosmopolitan Agency and she was the secretary at Larry’s Hotel in McKeesport. She attended the Greenock United Methodist Church. She was a McKeesport Majorette Drill Team Aid and the President of the Greenock Elementary PTA and she was a volunteer for the Greater Pittsburgh Soap Box Derby for many years. She was the best friend and grandmother you could ever ask for.
In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by children, Kelly (Doug) Stanczak and Samuel G. (Heather) Coccia, Jr., all of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Courtney, Kendel, Anthony and Teagan; siblings, Thomas (Nancy) Heveker and Linda Freyer both of North Huntingdon; also many nieces and nephews.
Carol was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Delaney Stanczak and a brother-in-law, Robert Freyer.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Service will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Kirk Albrecht officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205, in care of the McKeesport Relay For Life family and Friends Team.
Originally published January 24, 2016.