CANFIELD -- Nicholas Rocco Capanna, 22, of Canfield, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, April 18, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital Emergency Room in Columbus.
Nicholas, known as ''Rocco,'' was born Oct. 28, 1992, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., the son of Rocco Capanna and Maryann Capanna and came to this area in 2003.
He graduated from Canfield High School in 2012. He loved sports, playing football for the Canfield Little Cardinals, winning the Super Bowl, playing soccer during middle school and as a member of the wrestling team in eighth grade. He also played flag football for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was coached by his dad.
Rocco grew up in the boxing world, throwing his first punch at 10 months of age at his dad. He was a true Philadelphia Eagles fan, dressing up in his fan gear to watch the game. He also loved cars and racing.
Rocco worked for BOC Water Hydraulic Inc. for more than two years in inventory management. He loved his job at BOC, his boss Todd Olson and his co-workers. His co-workers stated they will miss Rocco's smile, his joyous disposition and his sense of humor. He kept everyone laughing and would do anything to help others as he had such a kind and gentle heart.
Rocco was currently enrolled at Liberty University online program, majoring in business management. He loved the Lord and had a personal relationship with Jesus. Rocco enjoyed writing and was very talented especially at writing heartfelt poems.
Besides his parents, his mother, Maryann Capanna of Canfield; his father, Rocco Capanna, and stepmother, Christy Oviatt of Boardman, he leaves his half- sister, Sabrina Thomas, his half-brother, Joseph Thomas; two nephews and a niece that he adored, Zackery, Caedyn and Lillyana; many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends, including the special girl in his life, Julie Sokol.
Besides his grandparents, Rocco was preceded in death by his uncle, Capt. Joseph Capanna.
Funeral services were held Friday at Greenford Christian Church in Greenford.
Arrangements were handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Big Brothers / Big Sisters, 325 N. State St., Girard, OH 44425, or to the Lupus Foundation of America, 12930 Chippewa Road, Brecksville, OH 44141.
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.