Michael Dennis Mock, 82, of Mountain Top passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre on July 18, 1931, and he was the son of the late John and Eva (Kobylarz) Mock.
He was a U.S. Army
veteran serving as a corporal in the 336th medical detachment during the Korean conflict
. He was awarded a Purple Heart
, combat medal badge, distinguished unit citation, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal.
He served as a volunteer firefighter
in Garfield, N.J., and worked for Athenia steel, Clifton, N.J., St. Jude's Parish, and Foster Wheeler, Mountain Top, Genetti's, Wilkes-Barre, and Weis Markets, Mountain Top.
He was a member of St. Judes Parish, Mountain Top; a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Mountain Top Council 6640; fourth- degree member of the Bishop Haffey Assembly 925, Wilkes-Barre; the American Legion Mountain Post 781, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Slocum Post 7918.
In August 2012, he celebrated with his wife 60 years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve Szarawarski.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, the former Dolores Babinchak; are daughters, Carol Ann Bulwinski and husband, Tom, Bayville, N.J.; Rita Shaffer and Elaine Conway, Mountain Top; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A private viewing will be held Wednesday at the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top. Interment will be in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Dallas. The family invites friends to assemble at the church at 10 a.m. for the Funeral Mass.