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William John Hock

William (Bill) Hock, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 at home surrounded by his family.

Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Bill and his loving wife Mary of 65 years relocated to Austin, Texas to be close to family. Bill is survived by Mary and their two daughters – Pam and husband Kirk, and Amanda and husband Pete – along with two granddaughters – Taylor and husband Nick, and Haley – and grand-dog Lucy and great-grand-dog Tortellini who will miss his pats and snuggles. 

Bill was always looking for an opportunity to connect with people. He started playing hockey at a young age, joining the first Peewee Hockey team in New Haven when he was 10. As a child, he was also a member of the Sea Scouts.

Bill joined the U.S. Army at 17 and served in Korea. He was proud of his service and in 2022 he took the Honor Flight from Austin to Washington DC with other veterans to visit the war memorials. When their plane arrived back in Austin, they were given a Hero’s welcome at the Airport by hundreds of family members and friends.

After his service, Bill married and settled in the seaside town of Guilford, Connecticut. While living in Guilford he was active in his community. He was a member of the Jaycee’s, the Holy Name Society at St. George’s church, and he also worked with the Guilford Park and Recreation Department helping to establish a new park for north Guilford residents. 

Bill went on to raise his family in Guilford, later moving to Weatogue, Connecticut, before heading south to Austin, Texas in his retirement. Bill had a long career in sales spanning six decades. He shared many extraordinary gifts in life as family-man, loyal friend, trusted colleague and beloved story-teller. His smile and laughter as well as his passion for life, family, and friends will be remembered by the many whose lives he touched.

Bill’s family is grateful for the loving care and assistance provided by Visiting Angels of Georgetown and Resolutions Hospice.

Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the American Heart Association or the charitable organization of your choice.

A Memorial Service will be held in Connecticut in the coming months.

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