Obituary of Dr. John Scrocca

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On the evening of Aug. 11, Dr. John A. Scrocca of Chappaqua died after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was 78.

Scrocca was born May 1, 1943, in the Bronx to John C. Scrocca and Stefania “Stella” (Goralczyk). He was raised in the Bronx and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1960. John earned his medical degree from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1970. Following his medical training, John worked at Grasslands Hospital, St. Agnes Hospital and White Plains Hospital. He also worked in private practice and most recently had the pleasure of working with distinguished colleagues at Scarsdale Medical Group.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Patricia Scrocca (Doyle).

John is survived by his wife Vivian Scrocca (Sottile) of Chappaqua; his three children, John D. Scrocca and wife Catherine, of Putnam Valley, Jennifer Brennan (Scrocca) and husband Joseph of Armonk and Jessica LaPonte (Scrocca) and husband Philip of Greenwich, Conn.; grandchildren Summer (Princess), Rocco and Dino Scrocca, Maelie Brennan and Emma and Lyla LaPonte; his sister, Geraldine Argentina (Scrocca); his “sister” Judith Fata and “brothers” Anthony Fata and Doug Reichert; and by his many loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

John loved life and family and was a dedicated servant and devoted doctor to his patients and spent 45 years practicing medicine. Dr. Scrocca was also known to his colleagues and patients as a compassionate, dedicated and caring physician.

Visitation was on Aug. 15 at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville. A Christian mass was held on Aug. 16 at St. Patrick’s Church in Armonk.

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