Joseph J. Kocik, 78, of Port Clinton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Gypsum, Ohio, the son of John G. and Elizabeth (Yakobison) Kocik, now deceased. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He married Doris Wilka on June 1, 1963, and she survives. He worked as a machine repair machinist at U.S. Gypsum for 33 years and then at New Departure, Sandusky, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton; Port Clinton Elks Lodge 1718; Port Clinton Knights of Columbus 1750; and the Port Clinton Yacht Club. His hobbies included creating windows and objects out of stained glass, being a handyman, aka "Joe fix it," traveling, day-tripping and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; daughters, Lynn (Mark) Keefe of South Riding, Va.; and Beth (Brenden) Lo of Mount Pleasant, S.C; grandsons, Duncan Alexander Keefe and Avery Joseph Keefe; brother, John G. (Barbara) Kocik of Granville, Ohio; and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today in Neidecker, LeVeck, & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton, where prayers will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, celebrated by the Rev. Raymond Ensman and the Rev. Kurt Borows, Jr. Graveside. Services will be 2 p.m. in Allen Twp. Cemetery, Williston, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; Stein Hospice; or donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com