Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Joe Rocco




A ceremony for Joseph Rocco, will begin at 10 a.m. at Field 7, on Saturday at Heckscher State Park in East Islip for a tribute to the man we called the Mayor of Heckscher. This beach will be referred to as “Joe's Beach," from now on.
Joe died Windsurfing in a tragic accident, last Sunday. Our Hearts go out to his Family and soul mate; Marianne Rantala.
In his 30 years as a fixture in the Long Island Windsurfing community, Joe did more for the sport, and taught more people to Windsurf than anyone I am aware of.
Joe; we know you are carving sweet jibes on your 4.7 while you wait for us.

2 comments:

Marianne R said...

Thanks for your sweet commentary! Yes, Joe is carving those jibes perfectly somewhere up there, isn't he? There is never going to be another Joe Rocco in this lifetime. Is there anyone around that could possibly fill the void left by his death, no. But we will all heal together, as Joe would have wanted. Let's all windsurf on Saturday after the memorial service in his memory!!!!

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