Rowland 'Hock' F. Hocking, 89, of Cheshire, passed away on May 27, 2012 after a short illness. Born in New Haven on February 15, 1923 to the late Earl and Irene Gruner Hocking. Rowland leaves his wife of 63 years, Shirley Orsag Hocking and his children, Joann Hocking of Naugatuck, and Peter Hocking of Providence, RI. He graduated from Hill House High School in 1940 before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1944. He went on to work at Pratt & Whitney for over 35 years as a systems analyst. He lived in Cheshire for over 50 years and greatly enjoyed gardening when he was not spending time with his family. Friends are invited to his funeral service on Thursday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney., Ave, Hamden followed by a burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Visiting with the family will take place prior to the service from 10 to 11:00 a.m. Contributions in Rowland's memory may be sent to the Gaylord Hospital Memorial Fund , PO Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dear Cousin Shirley and children,our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.Love Shirlie & family

  2. Dear, dear Pete and family: You are all in my heart. I didn’t know your Dad, but I do know his incredible son. What a legacy to leave! With sympathy and love, Susan

  3. Peter As someone struggling with my mother’s fatal illness, I can only begin to imagine your loss. My thoughts are with you. Linda

  4. Peter, My sincere sympathy to you and your mother, Shirley, and sister, Joanne. You are all in my thoughts. Loren Stellavato McCormick

  5. Dear Peter – My deepest condolences to you and your family in this time. May you be surrounded by memories, family, friends and love.

  6. Dear Shirley & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. We wish we could be at the service for Hock, but we are unable to attend. We will always treasure the times we spent with Hock.

  7. Peter and Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I am certain that your father, Peter, has given you some of your keen eye, wit and integrity, and as such, he has left a wonderful legacy. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. In sympathy, Nicole

  8. Mrs. Hocking, My sincere condolences go out to Hock’s closest loved ones and to you most of all. Mr. Hocking, as I liked to call him, was a pure gentleman. I will certainly miss him and the conversations we often shared. My prayers go out to you and your family….may God grant him peace.

  9. Sincere condolences to Peter and family on your loss. Know that you are being held in the hearts and minds of many at this time of transition.

  10. Dear Shirley & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. We wish we could be at the service for Hock, but we are unable to attend. We will always treasure the times we spent with Hock.

  11. Mrs. Hocking, My sincere condolences go out to Hock’s closest loved ones and to you most of all. Mr. Hocking, as I liked to call him, was a pure gentleman. I will certainly miss him and the conversations we often shared. My prayers go out to you and your family….may God grant him peace.

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