Obituaries Aug. 11 — Hockersmith

Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

John Allen Hockersmith 

Mr. John Allen Hockersmith, 86, passed away Aug. 8, 2014. He was born in Newburg, Penn., to Bruce and Fredy Swartz Hockersmith.   

Mr. Hockersmith was a resident of Freeport for the past 13 years. He was Methodist by faith and a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Navy. He worked as a line supervisor with AT &T for more than 35 years before retiring. He was an avid talker, and he enjoyed golfing and cooking. He had a good sense of humor and he loved his cats, “Kit” and “Cat.”    

Mr.  Hockersmith was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Donnalee Hockersmith, and one sister, June. 

Mr. Hockersmith  is survived  by his daughters, Susan  Mastrangelo of Pennsylvania and Gwen Hockersmith and Brigitte Unger of Freeport; brothers, Lee and Bruce Hockersmith of Pennsylvania; sister, Norma of Pennsylvania; grandchildren,  Michael, Tommy and Amanda Mastrangelo, Jennifer Hollen and Stephen Mastrangelo; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.



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