Virginia Hock


Virginia R.

Virginia R. Hock, age 96, of Toledo, OH passed away on October 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, OH.

She was born May 3, 1916, in Toledo, OH, to Alexander and Frances (Konrad) Wolff. She was employed for several years for the Boss Glove Factory. In 1939, she married the love of her life, Paul J. Hock and they shared forty-five years of happiness together. They enjoyed traveling, and volunteering for church and community activities together. They had one daughter, Diane (Richard) Gasiorowski, who survives.

Virginia was also employed by the Seven-Up Bottling Company, Toledo, OH from 1951-1969, as an Inspector and Syrup-Room Supervisor. From 1970-1975, she was employed with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Toledo, OH, as a Quality Control Supervisor until retiring in 1975.

Virginia was an active member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Toledo, OH for the past fifty-five years. She was a Past-President of the L.F. Altar-Rosary Society, Chairperson of International Affairs Commission for the Society, L.F. Rummage Sale Chairlady for several years, Parish Council Member and also actively worked on all the church-festivals, Blood Bank Drives, and Bingo Concessions. Before joining Little Flower Church, she was also a very active member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church and actively participated in many activities and functions for the church and school.

She was Past-President, Trustee, and Charter-Member of the Maumee V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post #4615, President of the former Adams Township Ladies Democratic Club for over seven-years, and held positions of Secretary and Treasurer for several years.

Virginia enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She hand-crafted over one-hundred satin baby-burial gowns, crocheted preemie-hats, and crocheted baby-afghans for our Toledo area hospitals' neo-natal units, as well as for the nationwide CareWear Program, based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Her hand-made baby items were sent to many other hospitals nationwide. She received many thank-you letters and cards from all over the country from grateful parents who were given one of her handmade baby items for their premature babies.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Diane, and her dearest son-in-law, Richard Gasiorowski; loving granddaughters, Wendy (Jon) Cartwright and Tammy (Scott) Super; step great-grandchildren, Kyle and Sean Cartwright, and Rachel and Samantha Super. Surviving also are brothers, Henryk Wolff and Alexander (Rosemary) Wolff, as well as many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by brothers, Walter, and Richard Wolff; sisters, Helen Jeziorski, Eleanor Herron, and Adrjanna Morrette.

Visitation at Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 N. Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, with Scripture Services at 7:00 p.m. Viewing also will be held one hour prior to Mass of the Resurrection at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1820 Olimphia Rd., Toledo, OH, on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Little Flower Church-Seeds of Faith Program, Franciscan Care Center, or Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, OH.

Thank you to all the staff at Franciscan Care Center, especially Sr. Jordan, and all the staff at the Ebeid Hospice Center for all the love, care and compassion you gave to mom and our entire family. Your kindness and caring will never be forgotten.

Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 29, 2012