Henry Francis Hock Jr., 75, treasurer of paper company

October 28, 2003

Henry Francis Hock Jr., former treasurer of a family-owned paper company and retired paper salesman, died of emphysema Friday at FutureCare Chesapeake Nursing Center in Arnold. The Arnold resident was 75.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, Mr. Hock was a 1946 graduate of McDonogh School, where he was a member of the swimming, lacrosse, polo and wrestling teams. After serving in the Army, he attended the Johns Hopkins University.

He became treasurer in the late 1940s for his family's wholesale paper business, J. Francis Hock Co. on South Charles Street, in which he had an ownership interest. He sold the business when the city condemned his warehouse for construction of Charles Center.

In 1963, he became a salesman for the White Rose Paper Co. on Hollins Ferry Road, another wholesaler of fancy-grade papers. He retired in 1986.

Mr. Hock enjoyed sailing and hunting. He was a life member of the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake and formerly belonged to the Baltimore Country Club and Annapolis Yacht Club. He was also a member of Delta Epsilon Fraternity.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former June C. Harting; a daughter, Dana Lynn Houser of Arnold; and four grandchildren. A son, Craig Mitchell Hock, died in 1993; and daughters Leslie Anne Hock and Cari Frances Hock died in 1989 and 1961, respectively.

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