A Penn Township boy was laid to rest Thursday after losing his battle with acute Myeloid leukemia.
Rocco Joseph Monteleone, 2, the son of Brandon and Michelle Monteleone, died Sunday. He had been diagnosed with leukemia Dec. 30.
A Penn Township police command truck helped lead the funeral escort from Jobe Funeral Home in Monroeville to Twin Lakes Park in Delmont.
Neighbors, community members and family friends joined forces since the diagnosis to create Rocco’s Warriors, which was dedicated to raising money to help the family through the boy’s illness.
The family described Rocco as a “happy little boy, funny and so kind.” He loved Daniel Tiger and Elmo and wrote his own lyrics to an original “Elmo” song. He also loved to sing and dance, read books, and play with Play-Doh and bubbles.