Richard A. "Rocky" Pokorny

Richard A. "Rocky" Pokorny

Suffolk, VA
01.20.1978 - 07.23.2017

Richard A. Pokorny II, "Rocky", 39, passed away suddenly on July 23, 2017 at his home in Suffolk, VA. As a USN Seabee brat, he was born on Guam and was raised primarily in Mississippi and Virginia. A graduate of the University of South Mississippi, he was most passionate about sharing life with family, close friends and his work with Blonde Salon.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved bulldog-Oxford; his grandmothers, Ruth and Nana; his parents, Rick and Kathy; his sister, Jen (Jim); his brother, James (Paola); his niece, Eily Kate; his nephews- JJ, Mateo and Gabriel; his partner, Tom; his Blonde Salon family of co-workers and patrons and many other dear family members and friends. Rocky never met a stranger. He always had a ready smile, infectious laugh and an encouraging word. Rocky's genuine gentle, loving spirit will be deeply missed by all.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Ln, Suffolk, VA 23435. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Suffolk Humane Society, 4300 Nansemond Pkwy, Suffolk, VA 23435. Condolences may be offered at below.

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Baker-Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


I am so sorry to hear of Rockys passing. I didn't know him but I know Chris and she used to talk about her Blonde Salon family and how great everyone is. I know he will be deeply missed by everyone.

Myra McCarthy

I am so sorry to hear of Rockys passing. I didn't know him but I know Chris and she used to talk about her Blonde Salon family and how great everyone is. I know he will be deeply missed by everyone.

Myra McCarthy

A bright light extinguished far too soon! Rocky will be missed by many. Prayers for comfort and peace to all.

Julia Hillegass

We loved us some Rocky! Rocky will be leaving a very large hole in many of our lives. Rocky was the common thread among so many of us that brought us together so often to celebrate life. Rocky was the most honest, true hearted soul and faithful friend you could ever be lucky enough to know. We will miss his infectious smile, his bellowing laugh and most of all the beam of life that glowed from him. The future is definitely going to shine a little dimmer without Rocky in our lives.

Shawn & Jennifer O'Brien

Shawn & Jennifer O'Brien

Kathy, Rick, Jen and Jimmy I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy your friends from QHH in Mississippi love you dearly, we are all thinking about you.

Beth Burleson

My heart and prayers go out to such a wonderful supported family. I would like for you to take comfort in knowing that Rocky touched so many lives with his charismatic and charming personality. Loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed.

Debbie Smith

My deepest sympathies go out to Rocky's family and his friends. His joyful spirit will truly be missed. He always had a warm smile and kind words for me when I would see him at Blonde. May God surround you with his love and provide you some peace & comfort during your grief of this incredible loss. My heart goes out to you all.

Caroline Naab

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Rocky for too long but I already considered him a friend. He was a geniune person who truly cared about others. I know he will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and those he loved most.

Lorna Gonwa

This was a shock and quite a loss for everyone. Rocky always had a smile for everyone. His friendly manner will be missed. To the Family and Friends My Deepest condolences.

Aggie Zito

My greatest thoughts and prayers go to all of Rockys friend and family near and far. I had an honor to know him threw Blonde and Bomshell salon. His infectious smile when he was having a good day or bad, he just wanted people to always be smiling around him. I will always remember him such a beauty is hard to forget.

Karen Guevara

I am so sorry to hear about Rocky's death. He has been my talented colorist for the last six months and we talked often about growing up a military brat, his family--especially his brother and sister--with whom he was close. I am so saddened that the bright light, who has brought fun and beauty and laughter to many lives, is no longer with us. Hugs to all. --Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson

Deepest sympathies. My heart broke when I heard the news. Rocky was my first real friend in NYC. I had just moved here and was so homesick. Rocky became my family-- and we had many adventures together. Your family will be in all of my prayers. He will always hold a special place in my heart.


William Adriance

I first met Rocky in 1998 when I lived on the Mississippi Coast, we shared a lot of good times, he always had a smile and could make you laugh at the worst times. I will miss him, and my thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.

Christopher J Ellis

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