George Steven Bock Jr., 74

Salesman for trucking businesses, Korean War veteran

November 02, 2006

George Steven Bock Jr., a retired salesman for trucking businesses and Korean War veteran, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 26 at his daughter's home in Miramar, Fla. The former Linthicum resident was 74.

Born and raised in Dundalk, he was a 1951 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he won awards as a goalie on the varsity soccer team. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1951 and fought in Korea, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.

Mr. Bock earned a degree in transportation from the University of Baltimore and was a salesman for Pilot Trucking Co., Spector Freight Systems and Scannell Freight Systems. He retired in 1999.

He coached baseball and was an umpire in the Linthicum-Ferndale Youth Athletic Association. He was a founder of the Andover Apache Football League and the Toro Matadors soccer club.

Family members said Mr. Bock enjoyed taking his children to the annual Thanksgiving Day Calvert Hall-Loyola High School football games at Memorial Stadium. He was also a fan of the Orioles and Colts, and enjoyed fishing and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Bock had been a board member of Alcoholic Anonymous of Baltimore and delivered food and clothing to halfway houses. He also addressed AA groups.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 S. Orchard Road in Linthicum.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, the former Kathleen Pedersen; three sons, Bud Bock of Union Mills, Mike Bock of Catonsville and Michael Bock of Salisbury; three daughters, Kathy Varner of New Windsor, Cindy Bock of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Mary Elizabeth Mabeus of Miramar; and 16 grandchildren. His wife of 12 years, the former Ann Klein, died in 1967.

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