Wilson L. Rock, Jr


Wilson L. Rock, Jr. “Rocky”, 72, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Allen, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1946 he was the son of Wilson and Bertha Rock, Sr. He served in the US Army.

Rocky was a foreman at the Town of Milton Highway Department. He was a member of American Legion Post 234 and VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa. He enjoyed riding his Harley and playing golf. Rocky volunteered at the Saratoga County Fair working on the horse arena and his favorite part, being one of the track crew helping to keep things running smooth during the truck and tractor pulls.

He loved having family gatherings and treasured the time he spent with his siblings, his children, close friends and most of all his grandchildren. He was loved by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his parents Wilson and Bertha, brother Harry Rock and nephew Patrick Paxton. Rocky is survived by his children William L. Rock (Tracey), Michael Facteau and Nicole Lontrato (Gino); grandchildren Ailie Seeley, Jarod Seeley, Elizabeth Orozco, Madison Lontrato, Mia Lontrato and Natalia Lontrato; siblings Fred Rock, Sr (Linda), Carol Paxton (Howard), and Janet Wilson (Joe); and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Rocky’s life will be held 1pm Saturday, June 29 at American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa. Please bring a dish to share as we honor Rocky together.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Rocky may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

Guest Book

Ray and Annie Wilson

So sorry for the passing of another family member. Someday research will find an end to this devastating disease.

Fred Rock Jr

Miss you uncle Bud will always remember the great times with you and family

Lura Amero

It seems strange that both Rocky and Harry are gone. May they ride their bikes over the clouds together and may the Lord watch over the Rock family during this very difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers....
The Amero family.

Patty Bowers

Nicole so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tracey Rock

Love and miss you Dad.

Karen Shea

I’ve missed your dad at the VFW... he always had a special seat... prayers and thoughts are with all of you

Billie Jo Helman-Schweikert

Cherish your memories Nicole!
Rest easy Rocky! You’ll be missed.