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Mathias S. "Mike" Stock

BARBERTON -- Mathias S. "Mike" Stock, 92, passed away July 20, 2008 at his residence.

Mike was born in Barberton where he was a life resident and retired from the Babcock and Wilcox Co. in 1977 after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where he was active in the Holy Name Society and the Holy Hour Program. Mike was also an avid golfer playing in the B&W golf league for many years. His devotion was God and his family. Always teaching us, either by word or example; always encouraging us with his watchful eye or helping hand; always praying for us but mostly always loving us.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; parents, Stephen and Mary Ann; sisters, Elizabeth Schmidt and Mary Bates; and brothers, Stephen, Anthony and Adam. He is survived by his sons, Mike (Peggy) of St. Louis, Missouri and James (Donna) of Hartsville, South Carolina; daughters, Mary Jane (Tom) Gardner, Barbara (Frank) Weigand and Linda Sykes all of Barberton; 11 loving grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Eva Cameron of Barberton; and sister-in-law, Betty Zalar of Barberton, who took over his Tuesday holy hour.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 24, 2008, 10:00 A.M. at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Fr. David Majikas celebrant. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling Hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Rd. W., Barberton, where prayers will be said Thursday at 9:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Augustine Church Capital Fund.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from July 22 to July 23, 2008
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