He was a husband and father for the ages. As a manager for his son’s Ice Hockey team Don never missed a game even if it involved driving 5 hours. Referees would get an earful if he thought they weren’t being fair. Don was a member of the greatest generation. He interrupted college to fight for our freedoms. His collection of books about the Civil War, WWI and WWII rivaled most libraries and he knew just about everything about military aircraft. His favorite planes were the F-4U Corsair and the P-40 Warhawk. When the Colts abandoned his hometown of Baltimore he changed his allegiances to the Eagles. Family was most important to Don; he didn’t believe in in-laws. When Don Jr married, Kim became his daughter. His passion for his sons’ football and ice hockey were replaced by dance recitals and soccer when his granddaughters came along, but he enjoyed them with the same amount of passion. Earlier years found him doing sales for many companies and he later owned his own company selling stationary for banks and title companies.
A young Don met a girl named Virginia Upchurch. Though they both were involved with other people they never looked back. Their 59 year marriage was blessed by two sons, Donald (Kimberly) and Dann and 2 granddaughters, Samantha (Josh Cooper) and Allie (Oscar Rau); Pre-deceased by his parents Dr. C. Adam Bock, Sr. and Doris (nee Dickinson), he is survived by his brother C. Adam Bock Jr. and his sisters, Jean Kathryn Giles and a large extended family.
Come celebrate 87 great years Friday 6-8 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio where there will be a Storytime service at 8. In lieu of flowers donations to woundedwarriorproject.org will be appreciated.