Service Schedule and Obituaries


Joseph P. Prorock, Sr., 88, of Danbury, husband of the late Margaret Mary (Kurcin) Prorock, died on Saturday evening, October 4, 1008 at the Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Prorock was born in Dixon City, PA, September 18, 1920, son of Peter and Anna (Novak) Prorock.  He attended Pennsylvania schools and was a World War II and Korean War U.S. Army veteran.
A resident of Danbury for the past 63 years coming from Pennsylvania, Mr. Prorock was a former hatter prior to joining the Barden Corporation where he was   employed for twenty-five years and retired in 1985 as a night supervisor. 
In early years, Mr. Prorock played baseball for his high school team and was later scouted by the Boston Red Sox and eventually played for their farm league as an outfielder. 
He was a member of the Danbury Old Timers’ Athletic Association and was a recipient of their Old Timers’ Athletic Award.  Active with the Polish American Citizens Club of Danbury, Mr. Prorock served as its treasurer for fifty-five years.  He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Danbury and was a weekly collection counter.
Mr. Prorock  is survived by a son; Joseph P. Prorock, Jr. of Newtown,  a daughter; Carol A. Kearns and her husband Michael of Litchfield, CT,a sister in law; Lillian Kurcin of Peckville, PA, four grandchildren; Christopher Prorock, Stefanie Prorock, Stephen Prorock and Anne Kearns as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10AM in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury with Fr. Dennis Mason, OFM Conv. officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday from 5PM to 8PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 46 Stone St., Danbury, CT 06810 would be appreciated.


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