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Jack Gocke(1922 - 2013)

iconJack E. Gocke. Age 91 of Glenview. WWII Veteran. 1st Lt. in Army Air Corps. Pilot with the 14th Air Force, 23rd Fighter Group, 118th Tactical Squadron "Flying Tigers." Recipient of the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal. Former Owner & President of Skokie Valley Reproductions and Wheeling Reproductions. Beloved husband of Ginny nee Pankiewicz. Loving father of Dr. John (Marita) and Christine Rusin. Devoted grandfather of Dr. Sean (Erin) Gocke, Mary Kate (Mike) Merna, Michael (Katherine) Rusin Jr., Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Rusin and Claire Gocke. Great-grandfather of M.J., Sean, Lauren, Tyson and Jaxson. Fond brother of the late Pacifica Zegler and Jane Segerdahl. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, April 25, 3-9 p.m., at RYAN-PARKE FUNERAL HOME, 120 S. Northwest Hwy. (2 blks. S. of Touhy), Park Ridge. Funeral Friday, 9 a.m. prayers from funeral home, to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Midwest Palliative & Hospice, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, 60025 or Sr. Paulanne's Needy Family Fund, c/o Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St., Glenview, IL 60025.

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Funeral Home

Ryan-Parke Funeral Home - Park Ridge
120 South Northwest Highway  Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 823-1171

Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 24, 2013
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