Thursday, September 1, 2011
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.