MCSHERRYSTOWN Mark E. Stock, Jr., 78, entered into God's eternal care Thursday, April 10, 2014, at The Brethren Home Community, New Oxford. He was the husband of Sylvia A. (Smith) Stock, to whom he was married 54 years. Born December 27, 1935, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Mark E. Stock, Sr. and Anna (Dillon) Stock. Mark was retired from Adams County as the Director of Veterans Affairs. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown, the McSherrystown K of C, and the CWV in Bonneauville. Mark proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed reading, smoking his pipe and watching old movies, but especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends on the back porch. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Julie Snader and her husband, Dennis of Gettysburg, and Lori Bouthner and her husband, Bryan of Westminster, Md.; three grandchildren, Jena King, Andrew King, and Sierra Bouthner; and a sister, Ann Nowak of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Zeigler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown, with the Rev. Lawrence W. Sherdel celebrating. Following the Mass, the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors. Friends and relatives will be received Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown. Following cremation, burial will be 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Contributions in memory of Mark may be made to Annunciation Church Memorial Fund, 26 N. Third St., McSherrystown, PA 17344. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 11, 2014