James Rokovitz


James "Rocky" Rokovitz

November 8, 1951 - January 19, 2017 


James “Rocky” Rokovitz, 65, of Wooster, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 8, 1951 in Euclid to the late Edward and Tillie (Gawronski) Rokovitz and married the former Jeanette Elliott on June 19, 1971.  She survives.  He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1970 and served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 8, 1971 – May 9, 1975 having been stationed in Germany.  He had been a certified welder and had worked HVAC industry and at the PCA in Rittman, Kidron Electric and LuK in Wooster.  He was a member of Crossroads Assembly of God in Creston and made his home in the Rittman and Wooster areas most of his life.  Jim enjoyed hunting, reading and WW II History.  He was an all-around putterer and tinkerer and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette; children, Sandi (Jeremy) Detwiler of Wooster and Dale (April) Rokovitz of Rittman; 4 grandchildren, Jordan and Alli Detwiler, Kayla Shue and Christopher Hottle; brother, Ronnie (Charlene) Rokovitz of Idaho; sisters-in-law, Cindy Rokovitz of Denver and Marie Elliott of New York and brother-in-law, Lee Elliott of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eddie Rokovitz.

Services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Assembly of God in Creston with Pastors Mike Boggs and John Boggs officiating.  Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 3-7 p.m. at the church.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box  758517, Topeka, KS 66675 

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Name: Rev. Charles & Sharon Vance

We are so very sorry for the loss of Jim.We send our condolences to the family.
We pray that God in his infinite mercy and grace will be with you through these difficult times.
Our Love to the family.

God Bless 


Name: Gail Shue

My sincere sympathy for the loss in your family. I remember Jim as a very quiet, pleasant, and good man. I know he will be greatly missed by his loved ones and friends.  May God hold each of you in His loving arms and give you the strength and comfort for the days ahead reminding you that one day you will be together again. My prayers will continue to be with you during this difficult time.


Name: Jennifer Damron Orr

I am so sorry to hear about Jim passing away. I’ll never forget his kindness and humor - thinking about his laugh is making me smile right now. I will cherish the memories I have of him from being a little part of your family while growing up. Sending prayers of love and peace to all of you.


Name: Kathy Caldwell

Jeanette,Sandy & Dale,
I am so sorry to hear about Jim...He will always have a special place in our hearts as will all of our Rittman church family. Will be praying for the family. 







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