John Rocco is the son of Al Rocco
(RIP) and Joyce Kinch. John and his wife Cheri are the proud parents
of Alex and Matthew. The Rocco family
has strong ties to the Herald legacy. John’s dad taught at Saint
John High School
and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. John’s two brothers, Jim ’77 and Jeff ’81, and his sister, Jeanine Rocco
DiMare ’78, are also Herald alumni. John’s niece, Ali Rocco ’15, is a current student.
high school, John was a three year football team member, ran track and played
CYO basketball. He was also a member of
the Drama Club, Pep Club, Projection and Radio Club.
John is the co-owner of
the Great Lakes Auto Group which includes Great Lakes Buick, GMC / Great Lakes
Chevy / Great Lakes Hyundai and Great Lakes Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram. Great Lakes Auto Group has dealerships in Ashtabula, Jefferson and
Streetsboro. John been in the car
business for more than 30 years and has won many sales awards including top
salesman, several Mark of Excellence Awards from General Motors and several President’s
Awards from Hyundai.
John is a member of the
Ashtabula County Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club, East Ashtabula Club, and
the Marine Maritime Museum. He was awarded the Business of the Year Award
for 2012 by the Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce.
John is an active
supporter of Saint John
School and all of the
school’s fundraisers. Through the Great
Lakes Auto Group, he has sponsored the EduCar Raffle, benefiting all the county
schools in 2012 and again this year. In
2012, Saint John School raised $21,000 through this
unique fundraiser. The Rocco family also
sponsors a scholarship annually in memory of their father, Al Rocco.