ROCCO LAURITA Rocco Laurita, 77, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. He was born in Long Island City, N.Y., and resided in Bayside, Queens. He was active in community activities including Cubmaster, fundraising and volunteering for his church. He was also a member of the Naval reserve. Rocky retired from his position as an insurance executive on Wall St. in 1994. Soon after, he and his wife, Sarah, relocated to Las Vegas. He was known as a "do-it-yourself" (DIY) master and frequently helped friends with their own "DIY" projects. Recently, Rocky and his family invested in various theatrical productions. Mr. Laurita is survived by his beloved wife, of 54 years; and two cherished sons, Michael and Robert, and their partners, Alex and Don. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Our Lady of Las Vegas, 3050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in his name to Golden Rainbow, 801 S. Rancho Drive, #1B, Las Vegas, NV 89106, or Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Nautica Malibu Triathlon, Dept. 8403, Los Angeles, CA 90084-8403.