Obituaries Aug. 28 — Hockersmith; Massey

Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 09:04 AM.

John Allen Hockersmith

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

Mr. Hockersmith was a resident of Freeport for the past 13 years and a 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 over 35 years before retiring. He was an avid talker who enjoyed golfing and cooking. He had a good sense of humor and loved his cats “Kit” and “Cat.”    

Mr. Hockersmith was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Donnalee Hockersmith, and 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 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Freeport United Methodist Church, 150 Harrison Street in Freeport.

James Getchel Massey Jr.

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