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Charles E. "Skip" Hockenberry, 79, of Beaver Springs and formerly of East Waterford, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home.

Born on June 11, 1938, in Lewistown, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Beatrice W. (Neiman) Hockenberry.

Skip retired after 32 years of service with CA White Lumber Company, East Waterford.

He was a member of the South Juniata Baptist Church, Honey Grove.

Skip loved fishing, playing ball and going to sales.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda M. Lauver and her husband David, of Mifflin and Barbara K. Lamey and her husband Mark, of Beaver Springs; Skip's "hon", Ellie Hockenberry; a sister, L. Susan Harpster, of East Waterford; a brother, John G. Hockenberry, of Port Royal; grandchildren, Megan K. Forney and her husband Frank, Eric E. Johnson, Dwight T. Frymyer, Kayla Lamey, and Alice Osborne and her husband Barry; and great-grandchildren, Gage Lamey, Nakia Lamey and two more great-grandchildren are expected this year.

He was preceded in death by a stillborn infant son; a stillborn infant grandson, Michael W. Burdge; and three brothers, Ronald Hockenberry, James H. Hockenberry and Michael B. Hockenberry.

A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor Jim Matthews officiating.

Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To send online tributes and condolences, visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.
Published on June 23, 2017
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