Elaine Rockey

Obituary of Elaine M. Rockey

Elaine M. Rockey Allegany, NY Elaine M. Rockey of 3996 Route 417 passed away Wednesday (January 8, 2020) at her home, after a lengthy illness. Born August 1, 1934 in Olean she was the daughter of Theodore and LeEtta Turner Fie. On May 2, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Olean she married James L. Rockey who survives. Elaine was a 1952 graduate of Olean High School where she was a basketball star and where her love for all sports was firmly implanted. She worked for Clark Brothers and the Olean Times Herald. She was primarily a homemaker who enjoyed being with her family. She was a 50-plus year member of the First Baptist Church of Olean and of the Allegany American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed coordinating military funerals for the Allegany American Legion Honor Guard and formerly volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed traveling across the country, especially her train trips to California. She and Jim were lucky enough to see her favorite Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl XXVII in Los Angeles. She also enjoyed the casino with her friends; and for the last few years, she was navigating the internet and made friends all over the country by playing many types of computer games and on Facebook. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters; Karen Morin of Encino, Ca, Lorraine (Jeffery) Holmes, and Gayle Rockey, both of Allegany; grand children Nicholas (Kelly) Morin, Casey (Ari) Morin, Marissa Morin, Dr. Timothy (Amanda) Fortuna, Brian (Kara) Fortuna and Marcie (Eli) Rust, and great grandchildren; Max and Aiden Morin, Miles Morin; James and Elizabeth Fortuna, and Sophia and Payton Fortuna and Cheyenne and Abigail, Theron Rust and several nieces and nephews. She was so fortunate to see grand children grow up and have families of their own and now also have great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law Theodore J. and Barbara Fie and sister and brother-in-law Beverly and John Bell and sister and brother-in-law Donald and Diane Doxey and a special son-in-law Michael Morin. The family will be present to received friends on Friday from 4-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Saturday (January 11, 2020) at 11am in the funeral home. Rev. Jason Hladik, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Olean, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, Veterans Field of Honor, Olean. Memorials may be made to HomeCare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St. Olean, NY 14760, the Allegany American Legion, 4350 Route 417, Allegany, NY 14706 or to the Olean First Baptist Church, 133 S Union St, Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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