Published in The Berkshire Eagle on August 24, 2010
Costic J. "Jerry" Navrocki, 95, of 169 Valentine Road died Friday,
August 20, 2010 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in Throop, Pennsylvania
on September 27, 1914, a son of the late Joseph and Alice Kamiewski Navrocki
and attended schools in Throop, Pennsylvania.
In 1937 he entered professional baseball and played for the Fostoria team
in the Ohio State League for one year, then came to Pittsfield and played
for the Pittsfield Electric. In 1941 he entered the Piedmont League in
Portsmouth, Ohio and in 1943 he played baseball for the Triple Cities
in the Eastern League in Binghamton, New York.
He was a veteran of World War II in the United States Army and saw overseas
combat in Central Europe and the Rhineland and received several campaign
medals. He was a former communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and
a former member of the Berkshire Hills Country Club.
He enjoyed golf and fishing. Upon discharge from the Army he became employed
by the City of Pittsfield where he was a member of the Pittsfield Fire
Department from 1947 to 1956. He then became proprietor of the West Side
Market from 1956 to 1968, and he retired in 1968.
His wife, the former Louise Rubbo, died on Dec. 5, 2003. They were married
Nov. 9, 1946. Survivors included one brother, Walter Navrocki, of Throop,
Pa., one sister, Irene Esgro, of Dickson City, Pa.; and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Caputo and Helen
FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Thursday, August 26, at 8 a.m. from the
FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's
Church with the Rev. Monsignor Michael A. Shershanovich, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Calling hours at the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME will
be Wednesday, August 25, from 4 to 7 p.m.