NEW OXFORD Maurice W. Hoke, 97, passed away peacefully Monday, January 7, 2013, at Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community. Born May 22, 1915, in Hanover, he was a son of the late Clinton T. and Della Luckenbaugh Hoke. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Anna Mae Hoke, who died in 2010, and two sisters, Mary Sealover and Treva Hoover. Mr. Hoke retired in 1980, after 40 years of service, from Hanover Foods where he was the maintenance manager. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Hanover Elks BPOE #767, and was a life member of the Harold H. Bair American Legion Post #14 and VFW Post #2506. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela H. Doty and her husband, Randall of Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, Thomas C. Hoke and his wife, Joanne Murray of Natick, Mass., and Michael C. Hoke and his wife, Linda of Raleigh, N.C.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover, with The Rev. Peg Grzelkowski officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery with military honors being rendered by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at viewings to be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ Continuing Faith Fund, 116 York St., Hanover, PA 17331. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 10, 2013