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Norman John Motko Jr

April 8, 1949 — October 31, 2023


Norman John Motko Jr. “Rocky” 74 of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on October 31, 2023, in Cleveland. He was born on April 8, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio. Rocky, as he was preferred to be called, proudly served in The Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.

Rocky is survived by his partner, Vicky; his daughter, Johnett; brother, Bruce (Renee’); sister, Gwynne Swan; his stepbrothers, Eddie (Connie) Strauss and David Strauss; 5 nieces and nephews and 10 Great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman J Motko; mother, LaVerne (Shuey) Strauss; stepfather, Ed Strauss; and his brother, Brad Motko.

Rocky was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, where he found solace and strength. He cherished the time spent with his church community.

A memorial service to celebrate Rocky’s life will be held on December 9, 2023, at 11:00 am at Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 6041 Ridge Rd., Parma, Ohio, 44129. Condolences and special memories of Rocky can be shared with his family online at
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Bethany Lutheran Church

6041 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129

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