|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1945|
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 2009|
Michael J. "Mickey" Hocker, 64, of Lower Paxton Township, died at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, following a hard-fought battle with liver cancer caused by ocular melanoma.
The son of AnnaBelle E. Hocker and the late Richard L. Hocker, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lee Ann (Gontz) Hocker; son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Shawn and Catherine Hocker of Wilmington, NC and children Mason and Bella; daughter and son-in-law, Chandra and David Knott of Chapel Hill, NC and children Taylor Ann and Ava Grace; and daughter Dr. Linsey Hocker of Johnson City, TN. He is also survived by a sister, Thea Hocker of Upper Allen Township, sister and brother-in-law Gretchen Hocker and Kevin Wolfe, also of Chapel Hill and two nieces, Heather Stober of Cary, NC and Sara Gochnaur of Jersey City, NJ.
Strengthened by his belief in Christ, Mick was a passionate lover of life, a devoted family man and an avid Penn State football fan. He spent much of his leisure time outdoors gardening, playing golf, sailing and walking his faithful Labradors, Cappie and Charlie.
A 1962 graduate of Susquehanna Township High School, he attended the Penn State University School of Hospitality Management and later served in the U.S. Army Reserves at Fort Dix, NJ and in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves in Sarasota, FL. Mick was employed as Director of Marketing with Feesers Food Distributor Inc. for 20 years.
A celebration service will be held at the Susquehanna Valley Evangelical Free Church,
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: Sep 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41574058
Hi Mick, I was out by your old homestead yesterday. Nothing but housing developments now but the memories are still their.|
Added: Dec. 21, 2009
Hi Mick, it's been many many years since I've heard your family name and your old homestead. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Sep. 5, 2009