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Roger W. Hocking

April 22, 1923 — June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019

ROGER W. HOCKING, 96, of Scranton passed away Tuesday in the Allied Services Hospice Unit, Scranton.

Born in North Abington Twp., he was educated in the Scranton Schools. He served in the US Army during WWII. For many years he was employed at the former Duke Tire of Scranton for 27 years and prior to his retirement he was employed at Kost Tire as a store manager for more than 30 years. He was a very active member of the Providence Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and then later the former Country Alliance Church of Ransom who now merged with the Peckville Christian Missionary. Roger along with his best friend Bob Klein were often found singing at Missions throughout Lackawanna County.

Roger loved baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox, he enjoyed traveling and his passion was spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years and 1 day Marion Evans Hocking and 2 sisters.

Surviving is his wife the former Alice I. White Hocking; step-son; Karl Williams and his wife Denise, Waymart; nieces; Barbara Burnett, Huntington, IN; nephew; Jeffrey Manning and his wife Jackie, Moosic;

Funeral service will be held Monday at 11am in the Peckville Missionary Church 340 Hickory Street, Peckville with Pastor Nestor Soto officiating.

Interment will be private in the Clarks Green Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements by the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home, Inc. 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming, PA
For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.metc

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