Freeman L. Hockenberger

ANGOLA – Freeman L. Hockenberger, 85, of Angola, NY, formerly of Silver Creek, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at TLC Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, NY. Freeman was born on October 1, 1927, in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late Charles and Edith (Garrett) Hockenberger. He retired from SUNY Fredonia State, where he worked as a technician in the audio and video department. He was also a supervisor for Forbes & Wagner

in Silver Creek. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 as a radio technician, receiving the Victory Medal, and was a member of the Angola VFW. Freeman was a social person who enjoyed meeting new people, assisting them if they needed it, and was known as an individual one could count on. He had a sense of humor, and pinochle was his game of choice, playing in many leagues and tournaments. His family was most important to him. Freeman is survived by his sons, Dennis (Annette) Hockenberger of Amherst, NY, and John (Mary) Hockenberger of Lockport, NY; a daughter, Debra Duchnik of Angola, NY; seven grandchildren, John (Corina) Hockenberger, Raymond Hockenberger, Tracy

(Jason) Noworyta, Christina (Miguel) Covarrubias, Jennifer (Thomas) Brown, Donyel (Aaron) Hockenberger, and Melissa DiCesare; and 17 great

grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Virginia (Mosher) Hockenberger, to whom he was

married to for 43 years; three brothers, Edward and Ernest Hockenberger and William Harrington; four sisters, Dorothy Ebling, Frances Wilkins, Edith Hilliman and Evelyn Kingsley. Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY, today

from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., from where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery.

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