Professor George R. Nock You're the Top! Born 11/22/38 in Boise, Idaho, died 9/23/05 in Tacoma. George taught law at the University of Puget Sound School of Law for 23 years. George loved teaching, loved his students, and was known far and wide for his sense of humor, bad jokes and puns, warmth and generosity. Some of his fondest professional memories besides teaching included arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and serving as Editor in Chief of the Hastings Law Review. Before that, George was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Marin County, California, and a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. For more details see www.law.seattleu.edu/news/ archive/2005/nock George leaves his love and best friend, Merry Kogut, with whom he enjoyed traveling, fine dining, talking for hours, and singing Cole Porter songs; his beloved family, son Robert Nock, his wife Susan and their daughter Julia; daughter Pauline Nock; and daughter Mary Mannering, her husband Scott, and their children, Halla and Lucia; former wives Marilyn and Marnie; and many other relatives and friends in the U.S. and Canada. The family would like to thank the wonderful Tacoma firefighters and EMTs, wonderful staff in the ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital, and George's wonderful and caring doctors, Dr. McCowen, Dr. Krick, and Dr. Di Re and their staff. A celebration of George's life will be held at the Tacoma Club at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1st. (1201 Pacific Ave, 16th Floor; Tacoma, WA 98402). In lieu of flowers, please donate to the George R. Nock scholarship, c/o Dean Kellye Testy: School of Law; Seattle University; Sullivan Hall; 901 12th Ave.; Seattle, WA. 98122.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Sept. 27, 2005