Monday, November 28th, 2011
Edward L. Dock, 86, Tipp City, died Nov. 26, 2011.
He was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Coldwater, to William and Opal Yaney Dock. He was married to Junietta Finfrock, who died in 2006.
Surviving are four sons, Daniel (Marsha) Dock, Naperville, Ill., Steven Dock, Tipp City, Richard (Sandra) Dock Southbury, Conn., and David (Becky) Dock, Toledo, Ore.; and a daughter, Karen (Barry) Anderson, Newport, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are siblings, Mary Smelser, Orville Dock and Charles Dock; and two grandchildren.
He was a 1943 graduate of Coldwater High School and received a degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1949. He retired after 30 years as a chief systems engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipp City. He volunteered at the Needy Basket in Tipp City and enjoyed his cottage on Grand Lake.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City, and 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorials Masses are appreciated and, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton.