- 70 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 20, 1943
- Date of passing: Apr 5, 2014
|A Great Sensei, Brother, Son, Father, and Friend.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, James LaRocco, 70, born on December 20, 1943 and passed away on April 5, 2014.
Please leave a memory of my father so that I can share these with his grand daughter Julianna Grace.
Thank you so much for all the support you have given my family.
In lue of Flower's please donate to the AFLAC Childrens Center of Atlanta. My father loved teaching kids and i feel helping sick children would be a wonderful way to honor his memory.
"We were crushed to lose a wonderful friend over the weekend. Jimmy LaRocco was a wonderful guy with a huge heart, wonderful wit, and an inventive mind that was chock full of fun. Being his friend was a crazy ride full of laughter. He defined Halloween with things like headless costumes that squirted icky stuff, horror theatre haunted houses, and the like. He created the Loch Highland Yacht Club for our 20'-wide canal where cocktail parties were held on a mish mosh of rubber rafts and canoes, he had a garage full of old pinball machines to restore, and he could dance the stroll like nobody else! He was also the second person inducted into the Karate Hall of Fame, right after Chuck Norris, and he used that talent to teach kids self defense and self confidence. He was way too young to leave us all, and we'll miss him. Cheers to you, Jim! Give Rocky a hug for us too. xo"
"R.I.P. Grand Master LaRocco
GM Jim LaRocco taught The Way Of The Warrior & The Way Of The Peacemaker. I dedicate this year’s PO Academy, BAS 14-031, in memory of
Jim LaRocco Sensei.
Posted by: Julie Tittl - Lakewood, OH - Sensei, Friend, Colleague"
"R.I.P. Jim. I am so blessed to have met you so many years ago. There are so many memories that I have and hold dear to my heart. You will be greatly missed. Now you are in heaven with Eleanor and smiling down on what a great son that you have and so very proud of him. All my love."
"RIP Mr LaRocco. We have loved sitting near you at the football games. Your feisty spirit and enthusiasm is what GSU Football is all about. Thank you for being so sweet to my little girl by giving her any mascots you weren't going to be needing anymore. God Bless your family."
"R.I.P Mr. LaRocco. I will miss sitting with you at the Georgia Southern games! You were a great fan and a great friend. I will carry on your tradition of yelling "Fumble!" on every kickoff. I am so thankful that I got to know you."
"One of Jim's favorite sayings was 'Winners never Quit and Quitters never win"
"Memories of Jim. Good friend, good times and good spirit. Now the spirit is free. God bless."
"I've known Jim for years, and he is always a very gentle man as well as a supreme martial artist. He will be missed by all. So thankful to have known him.."
"Although I only saw him at karate events the little time we spent together was always fun and memorable. He was too young to pass but be heartened that his spirit lives on through the many lives he has touched and influenced. He enjoyed each moment of his life and all of you can follow those teachings. On behalf of Hanshi Adler and myself our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Osu!"
"Although I did not know you, I know of you and love your Son as one of my own. May God receive you with open arms and I know you will be watching from above. God Bless All. Joan"
"Sensei La Racco is the sweetest and most caring person I have ever met in my life. He gave hope to my daughter when she had lost it and she thought of him as the Grandfather she never had. We love and miss you, and will always hold you in our hearts forever. We are so thankful that we have had a chance to know him."
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