Pecora was appointed to oversee one of these fancy Las Vegas-type casinos. One of its most successful as well. He was connected to The Jockey Club, which was located on Route 30 in Chester, W. Virginia., an elaborately decorated gambling casino operated by partners Charles (Chuck) Teemer who acted as the general manager, the Mannarino brothers and boss John LaRocca.
Joseph (Jojo) Pecora – full name: Joseph Nicholas Pecora – was born in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh on December 12, 1919. He was raised at 164 Carver Street and resided there in his parent’s home until 1955.
Since 1958, after he married his wife Concetta (nee Scaringi), they were living at 7041 Campania Street. They had four daughters: Annabella, twins Sharon and Charlene, and Joyce.
By the mid-1960s, he would relocate to West Virginia, buying a home on Old German Road and Route #2 – Box 250 in the Tionesta section of Chester. His large home was named “Charles Roost”, which Pecora completely renovated it in 1962.