The Passing of Rocco Dal Vera

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Rocco Dal Vera.

Updated 4:30pm on Oct. 3

A Memorial Service will be held in the Great Hall of UC’s Tangeman University Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30.  More information about the memorial can be found at

How to give back to Rocco

Rocco’s biggest concern in life was making sure his daughter Kendall would always have the medical care required for the lifelong challenges she faces with a debilitating disorder called EDS (Elhers Danlos Syndrome).

The entire family shares this worry now with Rocco passing and appreciates any love you can send her way.

If it is something you feel you would like to do, please go to the donation link on his page and for him we thank you.

From Richard Hess, Chair of CCM Drama

Dear CCM Friends and Family Far and Wide,

Rocco Dal Vera passed away peacefully an hour ago with his family around him. Just today he was asking about us at school and was so grateful that he was able to see so many of you act on Tuesday night in Hamlet. He loved you all.

Rocco was always a big smile, a gentle smile, and his heart was so big that I know he touched every one of us with loving advice at some point. We joked about calling him god, because Rocco knew everything. EVERYTHING. His brain was a wonderment, and he used it to help others in every moment. We will all miss him so much. I am so sorry.

Keep Rocco with you today and through the weekend, smiling on your shoulder, whispering encouragement. Hold each other close and share Rocco’s loving spirit in all you do. Be strong with and for each other, and send special prayers for Denise and Kendall.

‘Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’


For more information on Rocco’s position at CCM, click here.

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